Senior Finance Assistant at International Organization for Migration (IOM): (Deadline 16 December 2021)

Senior Finance Assistant at International Organization for Migration (IOM): (Deadline 16 December 2021)

Senior Finance Assistant at International Organization for Migration (IOM): (Deadline 16 December 2021)


Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title


Senior Finance Assistant

                  Organizational Unit


Resource Management Department

Duty Station


IOM Kigali, Rwanda


General Service Staff, Grade G6 (UN salary Scale for

GS staff)

Type of Appointment

: One-year fixed term with possibility of


Estimated Start Date

:  As soon as possible

Closing Date


December 16, 2021

Reference Code


 VN2021/24 – RW

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


Under the overall guidance of the Chief of mission and the direct supervision of the Head of Resources Management will be responsible for performing accounting duties such as but not limited to preparation of monthly financial reports and verification of payments in connection with the financial activities in IOM Rwanda.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide procedural guidance to managers and staff; supervise, guide and train other finance support staff;
  2. Manage financial resources through monitoring and controlling assets, reserves, funds, supplies, etc. in accordance with IOM rules and regulations;
  3. Provide specialized advice and support to Project Managers and/or Chief of Missions/Head of Office/Head of Sub-office on financial and administrative matters;
  4. Provide specialized support preparing annual budget submission and revisions including estimating the cost of staff as well as rental and utilities, office equipment and supplies, printing, and other contracts, services or running expenses;
  5. Assist in monitoring compliance with financial policies, procedures, rules, and regulations;
  6. Consolidate data into financial statements and assist in monitoring expenditures to ensure they remain within authorized levels;
  7. Provide regular and ad hoc financial information to support informed financial decision making;
  8. Assist monitoring that bank reconciliations for IOM accounts are regularly performed and reviewed by designated stakeholders;
  9. Manage and prepare the payroll by executing validity checks on monthly payroll results;
  10. Ensure that disbursements are made based on proper authorizations and supported by legitimate and sufficient documentation;
  11. Provide assistance responding to audit queries and follow up on audit recommendations;
  12. Review the status and monitor the proper maintenance of Vendor Accounts in accounting system;
  13. Verify vendor claims for accuracy and conformance with IOM finance policies and instructions;
  14. Assist in the preparation of a budget, accounting, financial, statistical reports, and other reports as required; and,
  15. Perform other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • High School diploma with six years of relevant experience; or,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finances, or related field with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail, Outlook; previous experience in SAP is a distinct advantage;
  • Attention to detail, ability to organize paperwork in a methodical way;
  • Discreet, details and clients-oriented, patient and willingness to learn new things; and,
  • Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government, or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.


Fluency English and Kinyarwanda is required. French is an added advantage 

Required Competencies


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example, and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to by 16 December 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

The subject of your e-mail MUST indicate the reference code, the Position title as well as candidate’s names

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a completed Personnel History Form (please download and fill it) and an application letter (not more than one page)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:

From 03.12.2021 to 16.12.2021

Personal History Form (PHF) (13)e3479dae0985d5cb5a5724bff012606f

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