Senior Finance Assistant (Nangarhar, Afghanistan) 163 views

Job Description

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of Head of Office, the incumbent will undertake the following responsibilities:


  • Maintain financial records for project or other office accounts for which responsibility is assigned.
  • Record receipts and payments, assure accuracy of computation and completeness of documents and maintain continuing status of allotments against obligations.
  • Prepare recurring reports on assigned accounts, noting problems resulting from excess cost or less-than-expected receipts.
  • Prepare special reports to clarify problems or as requested for other reasons.
  • Calculate and compile cost estimates and projected budget requirements and assist in preparation of budget statements for area of assignment.
  • Prepare routine correspondence and maintain contracts with others to discuss matters concerning accounts and related assignments.
  • Maintain contacts with local banks to clarify questions pertaining to office bank accounts.
  • Brief and assist new staff on basic financial procedures and requirements with respect to payments, entitlements, banking and currency provisions and other requirements relating to accounts and finance.
  • Initiate correspondence to verify data, answer queries and obtain additional information on accounts and financial transactions, as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


About UNHCR:

Within the regional framework of the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR), UNHCR continues to facilitate a protection and solutions dialogue through Tripartite and Quadripartite platforms. During the 30th Tripartite meeting held in Islamabad on 18 June 2019, a further commitment was made by the Governments of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Pakistan to ensure that repatriation takes place gradually, voluntarily, in conditions of safety and dignity. The Government of Afghanistan committed renewed efforts towards sustainable reintegration and development. To support these commitments, the Government has formally endorsed the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in 2018, which supports multi-stakeholders in its efforts to address the root causes and drivers of displacement in countries of origin by:

  • Whole of society approach to foster stronger partnerships between government’s line Ministries, UN agencies, development actors, the private sector, NGOs, financial institutions and civil society
  • Enhancing refugee returnees and IDPs reintegration and self-reliance
  • Supporting conditions in places of origin for return in safety and dignity

The Senior Finance Assistant is normally supervised by a more senior finance colleague who defines work objectives and provides regular advice and guidance. The incumbent also refers to UNHCR Manuals and relevant policy papers on financial issues.

The incumbent assists with the processing of financial transactions. S/he keeps frequent contact with staff at various levels in the office and with bank officials to exchange information.


Job Requirements

Job Requirements:


  • Completion of High School Diploma or higher


  • Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English

Work Experience:

  • For G5 – 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Functional Skills:

  • IT-Computer Literacy;
  • FI-PeopleSoft Financial Management;
  • UN-UN/UNHCR Financial Rules and Regulations and Procedures;
  • IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software;

Core Competencies:

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation

Cross-Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Technological Awareness


Vacancy Number


No. Of Jobs




Years of Experience

2 years


Temporary Appointment (2 months with lien)


As per Organization salary scale

Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:

Staff members who wish to be considered for this position should send a motivation letter, fact sheet and duly completed and signed Personal History Form by email to

Please refer to RALS policy No. 36 – 40 on eligibility to apply (UNHCR/AI/2020/1/Rev.1)


External candidates should send a letter of motivation along with a duly completed Personal History Form by email to

Applicants should clearly indicate the title of the Position and Vacancy Notice Number: IVN/ /AFG/KBL/20/24. Please note that applications which do not have the post title and/or vacancy number in the subject line shall not be CONSIDERED.

Candidates will be required to sit for a test. Only candidate who score 50% of the total marks will be invited for oral interview.

Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be invited for written test.

The recruitment for this position shall be in line with the new Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS) policy.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for consideration

Late applications will not be considered.


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