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Chief Of Section, Finance, P5 job at Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)


Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

About the Organization:

The Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda (RSCE), was established in July 2010, following the adoption of General Assembly resolution 64/269. The Centre provides efficient, client-oriented and scalable services with the goal of moving transactional, non-location dependent administrative functions to the Centre from its client entities. This includes transactional elements of human resources, finance, multimodal movement and control, personnel and cargo transport and information and communications technology (ICT) support.

In addition to these services, the Office of the Director RSCE and the Deputy provides overall guidance on the operations of the RSCE including strategic planning, communication, budgeting, human resources management, property management, quality assurance and business intelligence, conference services, record keeping and archive management, and audit response and risk management.

Job Description

Manages production of IPSAS-compliant financial statements for RSCE Client Missions.

CPA Uganda April Intake

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages production of IPSAS-compliant financial statements for RSCE Client Missions.

  • Produces Bank Reconciliation and Internal Controls Compliance Monitoring.

  • Produces Monthly Inter-Office Vouchers and Inter-Office Billings.

  • Processes recoveries and Debit advice.

  • Processes VAT Accounts Receivables.

  • Provides Monthly and Year-end Financial Reporting for Client Missions.

  • Provides financial reports to external auditors and to the Office of Internal Oversight Services

  • Manages the implementation and achievement of RSCE key performance indicators (KPIs) and all Service Level Agreement (SLAs) for RSCE projects/programmes/operations related to Financial services.

  • Ensures the application of the UN's Financial Regulations and Rules and provide authoritative advice to counterparts and client missions in this regard.

  • Implements corrective action in response to audits and other inquiries as needed.

  • Prepares input as required to the UN's legislative processes for consideration of the financing requirements for the RSCE and its Client Missions, especially for the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) and the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly.

  • Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained in accordance with UN Financial Regulations and Rules.

  • Prepares financial reports on a timely and responsive basis to meet the needs of management of the Client Missions, the RSCE and relevant external stakeholders, including preparation and certification of periodical and year-end accounts in accordance with requirements of the Department of Management and UN Financial Regulations and Rules.

  • Develops and/or apply effective and efficient financial systems and processes that meet the requirements of dynamic field operations, while ensuring full compliance with the UN Financial Regulations and Rules.

  • Manages the staff of Financial Reporting Office in prioritizing, planning and assigning responsibilities, developing and maintaining needed expertise and knowledge, and identifying opportunities for improvement.

  • Acts as a Certifying Officer under Financial Rule 1 10.4 to ensure that proposed financial obligations and expenditure are in accordance with approved funding allotments and the UN Regulations and Rules.

  • Represents the Center in cross-UN projects and initiatives to improve resource management and financial operations in field operations, including benchmarking Studies, capacity building programmes, and implementation of IPSAS and the Umoja ERP.

  • Acts as required as a member of formal oversight and decision-making bodies established in the RSCE, including the Local Committee on Contracts and Local Property Survey Board.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

CPA Uganda April 2024 Intake

Qualifications and Experience

  • Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;

  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time



  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments -Delivers

    outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards -

  • Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules -Supports subordinates,

    provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments

  • Takes personal

    responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

  • Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to

    translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives;

    establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and

    gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions;

    drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to

    take unpopular stands.

  • Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender

    perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;

    demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in


  • Judgment/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the

    heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision;

    considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions

  • with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or

  • makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

  • Advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in business administration,

    accounting, finance, or related field is required.

  • A first-level university degree or a relevant

    professional qualification, in combination with two (2) additional years of relevant experience in financial management, accounting or other related field, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Job Specific Qualifications

Professional recognition as a CPA, chartered accountant or by a similar professional body is desirable.

How to Apply

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Deadline for Application

May 17, 2024

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