Tuesday, June 18, 2013

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Kenya Country Office

Internal Controls Officer, NO-B
Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT)

Temporary Appointment

Date of Issue: 13 June 2013

Closing Date: 26 June 2013

Applications are hereby invited from suitably-qualified candidates who are Kenyan Nationals to fill the above position on Temporary Appointment in the Operations Section of UNICEF Kenya Country Office.

Purpose of Post:

Under the supervision and the general guidance of the Chief of Operations and working in close coordination with Programme Budget Officer and Programme Monitoring Officer, provide support in the planning, implementation and follow-up on actions related to both micro-assessments and assurance activities.  
Strengthen both the understanding of the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) concept within the office as well as  assume responsibilities for quality-assurance review, realistic planning of spot checks, adequate oversight of spot-check reports and complete guidance to staff on reporting results of spot checks.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop an office strategy and assurance activities plan (spot checks, audits, programme field monitoring) and oversee its implementation through a systematic risk management approach.
  • Prepare a training plan and materials in close collaboration with the programme budget officer and programme monitoring officer covering the latest guidance on HACT from HQ.
  • Together with the Programme Budget and Programme Monitoring Officers, undertake training of UNICEF staff in Nairobi and the field offices on HACT.
  • Prepare a training strategy and conduct training of Implementing Partners.
  • Coordinate Assurance activities implementation and ensure that recommendations arising from various spot checks and audits are acted upon.
  • Regularly review sampled liquidations documents to ascertain completeness of HACT formalities as part of office self- assessment.
  • Coordinate with other UN Agencies on HACT related joint activities (sharing of Implementing Partners lists and assessments).
  • Advise senior management and the Country Management Team on interpretation of HACT provisions, modalities and procedures; respond to related queries.
  • Establish harmonised/common rates for standard categories of recurring expenditures, ensure that all partners are informed of the standard rates and implement the standard rates as basis for budgeting for cash transfers and reviewing reports on the utilisation of funds.
Required Qualifications:
  •  University degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Communication
  • Drive for  Results
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Relating and Networking
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Working with People
  • Planning and Organizing 
  • Analyzing
  • Learning and Researching
Experience: Two years of professional work experience in finance and accounting/budget management and auditing. Experience in an international organization desirable.

Language(s): Fluency in English required.  Knowledge of Kiswahili would be an asset.

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they forward their applications along with their curricula vitae and Personal History Form (P-11)
Internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/OPS/2013-013”in the email subject.

“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”
Zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse

UNICEF is a smoke-free environment
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