VN-CO-002-2024 – Finance Assistant

  • Contract
  • Senegal
  • Posted 1 month ago

International Organization for Migration

This offer is Open to both internal and external candidates.

Position Title : Finance Assistant

Duty Station : Dakar, (Senegal) Category : General Service, Grade G4

Type of appointment : One Year Fixed Term,12 months with possibility of extension

Closing date : June 12th 2024

Estimated start date : As soon as possible

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 nongovernmental 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. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates


The IOM Country Office in Senegal is recruiting a finance assistant capable of providing support to the finance unit for all financial and administrative aspect of the project.

Under the overall supervision of Resource Management Officer and the direct supervision of Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  1. Extract and input data from various sources in financial or accounting systems;
  2. Respond to accounting, budget or financial queries regarding data from staff in the unit and elsewhere;
  3. Assist in the preparation of the payroll by executing validity checks on monthly payroll results;
  4. Review all types of payments starting from purchase to payment requests verifying that they are duly authorized, and all the supporting documents are attached therewith;
  5. Create new Vendor Accounts in PRISM;
  6. Verify vendor requests for accuracy and conformance with IOM finance policies and instructions;
  7. Perform claim verifications against documentation to ensure that purchases/services are properly authorized and that the goods have been received or services rendered;
  8. Prepare necessary receipt and journal vouchers;
  9. Assist in the preparation of budget, accounting, financial, statistical reports and other reports as required;
  10. Provide assistance to all staff services such as travel, expense claims, document retrieval, etc.;
  11. Ensure proper and systematic filling of all posted payments and other accounting documents according to the established standards;
  12. Responsible for the Petty Cash of the office; and,
  13. Perform other related duties as required

Required qualifications and experiences


• High School diploma with four years of relevant experience; or,

• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Accounting, Finances, or related fields with two 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.


IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written) and working knowledge Wollof is an added advantage

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/oral assessments.


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

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

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 – behavioural indicators level 1

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.


Internal candidates of the Organization will be considered as first-tier candidates. 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, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process. Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring 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 neighboring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via e-mail to: [email protected] referring to this advertisement in the subject: VN-CO-002-2024. Application must contain a CV and a cover letter in a unique file. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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