ILO Senior Finance Assistant (Zimbabwe)

Closes 27 Feb 2023

ILO (International Labour Organization) is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social and economic justice through setting international labour standards. Founded in October 1919 under the League of Nations, it is the first and oldest specialised agency of the UN. The ILO has 187 member states: 186 out of 193 UN member states plus the Cook Islands. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with around 40 field offices around the world, and employs some 2,700 staff from over 150 nations, of whom 900 work in technical cooperation programmes and projects.

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Main Purpose

As a team member, the incumbent provides senior level finance support and is responsible for performing, completing and/or overseeing specialized financial management support services in an efficient, effective and client-oriented manner. The incumbent performs a range of administrative actions related to the financial operations of the Office. Work involves using the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The incumbent ensures the correct application, interpretation and adaptation of established financial rules and regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines. The incumbent evaluates and provides inputs into the design and development of improved financial services and delivery processes. 

Working Relationships

Internal contacts are with staff and managers in field offices, project locations and headquarters to provide finance support and guidance for the resolution of complex issues in compliance with applicable standards. Contacts are also to coordinate activities with other units for the delivery of interrelated services. The Senior. Finance Assistant will also work closely with Finance and Administrative Assistants in Technical Development Cooperation (DTC) projects. The incumbent regularly liaises with and receives guidance from the regional finance unit.

PositionSenior Finance Assistant
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QualificationCompletion of secondary school
Experience RequiredMinimum Six years
Application DeadlineFeb. 27, 2023
ILO Job Vacancy


Completion of secondary school education. Training in accounting or finance. 


Minimum of six years of operational or administrative support work experience, the majority of which in the provision of financial operations support services. Experience of working with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, in particular finance modules. 


Excellent command of English.  Working knowledge of an official national language of the duty station. 

Knowledge and Competencies (technical/behavioural)

•    Good knowledge of financial administration, accounting techniques, local taxation and banking methods. 
•    Good knowledge of international accounting standards such as International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) or other international or national accounting standards.
•    Knowledge of methods and techniques for assessing quality and efficiency of process execution.
•    Ability to maintain financial records and prepare clerical accounting reports and statements.
•    Knowledge of the substantive nature of ILO programmes and activities.
•    Knowledge of UN Common System policies in the area of finance.
•    Good knowledge of PC software (including word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software) such as Microsoft Office.
•    In addition to the ILO core competencies [Integrity and transparency, Sensitivity to diversity, Orientation to learning and knowledge sharing, Client orientation, Communication, Orientation to change, Takes responsibility for performance, Quality orientation, Collaboration], this position requires: 
•    Ability to interpret and work within the applicable financial rules and regulations, policies and procedures. 
•    Ability to adapt quickly to new software and systems. 
•    Accuracy and attention to detail.
•    Sense of responsibility to maintain data integrity.
•    Ability to coordinate the work of support staff.
•    Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes. 

Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable but not selected for this position can also be offered to be assigned on another temporary position at the same or at a lower grade provided the said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position.

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