UNESCO - Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)

Reference 6CIBFM 0005RP

Issue Date 24/06/2014

Type of Contract CDD

Duration of Contract Déterminée

Education Voir annonce

Work Experience Au moins 2 ans

Department: Filed Operations Coordination - Administration

Application Deadline 18/08/2014

Position n° 312

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About the employer / working context


The Finance and Administrative Officer is responsible for providing a range of administrative management support activities to the UNESCO Abidjan Office, Côte d'Ivoire.

Duties and Responsibilities

He/She reports directly to the Head of Office with overall guidance from the Bureau of Financial Management.

On matters of financial internal control in their capacity as certifying officer, the incumbent will have a functional reporting line to the Chief Financial Officer. She will receive policy guidance/ instructions from relevant sectors within UNESCO on the areas of Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Security and Office Administration. S/he will be assisted in the discharge of his/her duties by the Bureau for Financial Management. In the Field Office, s/he advises and supports the Head of Office or the designate on all administration, budget, financial, human resources management, premises-related and security matters within the Office.

Job Qualifications & Skills / Selection Criteria



  • University degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or related field.

Work Experience

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in the areas of administration, finance and/or accounting.


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to interpret rules and administrative guidelines and to solve routine and non-routine issues in the field of Human Resources, Finance, and budget.
  • Good communication skills (verbally and in writing).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural environment with external and internal partners.
  • Ability to take initiative, establish priorities, coordinate and monitor own work plan. Discretion and maturity of judgement are required.
  • Solid computer skills including advanced knowledge of office software such as Word and Excel.


  • Excellent/very good knowledge of French.





  • Professionally recognized Accountancy Certification.

 Work Experience

  • Relevant experience in the UN system.


  • Experience in the use of an ERP, preferably SAP.


  • Good / fair knowledge of English.

UNESCO is committed to promoting geographical distribution ( last update) and gender equality within its Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as nationals from non- and und er-represented Member States. Persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts . UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Additional Information about the position

Position Type: Temps plein

Working Hours: Horaire normal

Working Language: Français

Second Language: Anglais

Salary: Montant 59 000 USD (Annual Salary)

Closing Date: 2014-08-18