Chief of Finance/Deputy Head, Common Services
OSCE - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of the Second Deputy Director of the ODIHR, the incumbent performs the functions of the Chief of Finance and Deputy Head of Common Services.
The responsibilities include:
- Ensuring the smooth operation of financial functions for ODIHR;
- Assisting in the planning, co-ordination, oversight and overall management of operations and activities of the of Common Services’ Department;
- Supporting the strategic planning of ODIHR programmatic activities and execution of management objectives;
- Supporting management decision making regarding the efficient and effective use of budgetary resources and supporting stakeholder compliance;
- Supporting the effective utilization of budget funds, including Common Services budget funds;
- Supporting the donor compliance function of the Project Coordination Unit;
- Ensuring sound financial management and uninterrupted cash processing and treasury management services throughout ODIHR; coordinating and overseeing maintenance of general ledger accounts;
- Supporting the development of the OSCE regulatory framework and ODIHR compliance with OSCE regulations;
- Supporting the essential controls of the Procurement process;
- Performing other duties as required.
- Second level University degree in Business Administration, Finance and/or related fields or first level University degree supplemented by certification from a recognized professional accountancy institution, such as Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant or similar; alternatively, a first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree;
- At least eight years of progressively responsible experience in financial and general management;
- At least six years of professional experience in a senior position in an intergovernmental, governmental, non-governmental or commercial organization;
- Experience with budget management processes;
- Experience with risk management processes;
- Solid knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency in MS Excel. Experience in designing and or implementing of, or extensive user experience with, Enterprise Resource Planning systems (desirable);
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English is essential. Knowledge of another official OSCE language is desirable;
- Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
- Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, ethical awareness and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
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