Ended Senior Finance Assistant

The Job

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Organizational Unit:    Finance
Duty Station:    Sana’a  - Yemen
IOM Classification:    G6
Type of Appointment:    Special Short-Term (SST) Graded Contract  – 6 Months (Renewable)
SVN No.:    SVN2018-025
Estimated Start Date :    As soon as possible
Closing Date :    Thursday 15, November  2018

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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.

Working under the overall supervision of the Senior Resource Management Officer, Sana’a and direct administrative supervision of the Head of Sub office, Al-Hodeydah and the direct thematic supervision of  the  Finance  Officer,  the  successful candidate will support in Financial and treasury for IOM Programmes in Yemen. In particular, s/he will:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Streamline a filing system for all payments, including both electronic and physical files;
  2. Ensure all payments or clearances of advance payments are supported  with  proper  invoices,  documents,  requests and etc. in accordance with the instructions from Finance Unit in Sana’a and the SRMO;
  3. Maintain and update filing system  for  all  accounting  vouchers  related  to  (payments,  clearance  of  advances and adjustments) processed by the IOM Al-Hodeydah Sub-Office  for  project  activities  implemented  in  Yemen’s  southern  governorates;
  4. Support in verifying invoices as required and, in coordination with the Procurement & Logistics Assistant and relevant program staff, ascertain that the goods or services,  were received  and match the  quantity and  quality ordered.
  5. Ensure with financial reports and supporting documents to Finance Unit in Sana’a are submitted every 15th and last day of each month, and follow-up on requests for payment clearance and missing  documents;
  6.  Notify Al-Hodeydah Sub-Office staff on modalities of processing financial transactions according to updated guidelines and procedures provided by the Finance Unit in Sana’a and endorsed by the SRMO.
  7. Keep constant track of expenditures, advances, and bank and cash balances (USD and YER), and perform regular cash counts and prepare accounts reconciliation.
  8. Upon request of relevant program staff, the Head of Sub Office,  the SRMO and/or Finance Unit in Sana’a,  provide explanation to suppliers, contractors and implementing partners of  expenditure  clearance  modalities based  on  signed  contracts  or agreements;
  9. Handle all finance related issues that might arise with UN organizations and national and international NGOs, including, amongst the others, the payment of security and management fees for the UN compound;
  10. Prepare checks and bank transfers at the local level,  request of new check books, act as one  of the two   check signatories, and collect bank statements;
  11. Perform bank reconciliation for IOM Al-Hodeydah and ensure all pending reconciling items are cleared prior to the next monthly account closure.
  12. Process regularly for payments for utilities for all IOM  premises in Yemen’s southern governorates, recharge       of mobile internet devices,  f communication allowances and ensure the deduction of personal calls made by     staff  members.
  13. Maintain a register and keep track of all issued TA for MPH-contracted staff and inform staff on related  supporting documents  for processing reimbursement of travel     costs.
  14. Perform any other duties as may be  assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Degree / Certificate from an accredited academic institution in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration preferably with  a professional certification as chartered accountant  or certified public accountant;   in related field;    or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience;


  • Minimum Five Years (three Years for Degree Holders) in related field;   preferably within the United Nations  and    the  International  Humanitarian Field
  • Proactive; Independent Worker; A great team player; knowledge of IPSAS and SAP highly desirable;  knowledge       of IOM accounting system, software and procedure a distinct advantage.
  • Fast Learner; IT Literate; Interpersonal Skills; Administrative & Time Management   Skills;


  • English and Arabic

Required Competencies


  • The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and   stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism  -   displays  mastery  of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.


  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation
  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.

  • Appointment will be subject  to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency     or  visa  requirements,  and  security clearances.

  • Female with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to hrdeptsanaa@iom.int

indicating position applied on subject line  by  Thursday  15th   November,   2018

In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter  not more than  one page  specifying the  motivation  for  application,  with  a  subject  line  SVN2018.025 Sana’a. Senior Finance Assistant G6

All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).

  • Employer: IOM
  • Category: Accounting/Finance
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 1 November 2018
  • Deadline: 15 November 2018