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UNICEF Ghana: Senior Programme / Budget Assistant (General Services Category)

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14 Jul, 2011

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UNICEF Ghana has jut finished a new country programme with the government of Ghana to be implemented for 2012 – 2016. To help achieve the results expected in this new country programme the organisation is seeking to employ Ghanaian Nationals with profiles fitting the position listed below. Non-Ghanaians will not be considered.

VN No.: VN-11-20                                         Post level: GS-7
Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Purpose of the Job:
Under the general supervision of the Deputy Representative, performs a variety of information collecting, monitoring, technical and administrative services of moderate scope and difficulty in support of programme activities and a variety of specialised tasks in support of the preparation, monitoring, and control of the budget, involving several different sources of funds and several programmes.

Key Accountabilities, Duties & Tasks:

  • Retrieve information on costs of programme elements, such as staff and related costs, from automated files and compile them in standardised and customised reports
  • Provide information or allotment accounts and availability of funds; issue revised sub-allotment; advise and update allotment lists
  • Check for each source of funding computer listings of expenditure by programme area and allotment code, and compiles information in computerised summarised reports to identify areas of over or under-expenditure
  • Check monthly expenditure reports, to ensure that charges are properly allocated and allotments are not exceeded
  • Prepare programme status reports by providing programmes’ budgets monitoring information, required for management, board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc
  • Analyse and evaluate financial data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommend corrective action, when necessary
  • Ensure the accurate and timely input of programme information in computerized programme system and issurance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes
  • Identify, formulate and monitor implementation of project agreements by reviewing a variety of records, including control plans, progress reports, projects inputs, budgets and financial expenditure
  • Assist the Planning Specialist and Deputy Representative with the preparation and timely submission of all donor reports
  • Assist in the identification, formulation of Programme Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) that support the implementation of the UNICEF/GoG CP and facilitates the preparation of draft project documents
  • Collects, registers and maintains information on PCA and other project activities by reviewing reports and through first-hand sources


Required Skills or Experience


  • Completion of Secondary School Education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field related to the work of the organisation
  • Seven years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least one year was closely related to support of programme activities

Competency Profile:

  • Commitment, Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion Communication (II), Working with People (II), Drive for Results (II), Following instructions and procedures (II), Analysing (II), Planning and Organising (II), Applying technical expertise (II)


How To Apply

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children and match the profile outlines, send a brief application letter supported by detailed curriculum vitae, UN Personal History form (which can be downloaded from http://www,unicef.org/about/employ/index_apply.html) and photocopies of other supporting documents to:

The Human Resources Officer
P. O. Box 5051
Accra – North

 4 – 8 Rangoon Close, Cantonments (Behind UNDP, near Ghana National Fire Service Headquarters on the Ring Road)UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff



Offer valid till: 27 Jul, 2011

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