Certifying Officer (APRM)

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Date: Feb 28, 2023

Location: SouthAfrica, SouthAfrica

Organization: African Union

AU Values    

            • Respect for Diversity and TeamWork             • Think Africa Above all                     

            • Transparency and Accountability                    • Integrity and Impartiality                       

            • Efficiency and Professionalism                       • Information and Knowledge Sharing

Organization Information

Reports to: Head of Finance
Directorate/Department/Organ: African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)
Division: Finance
Number of Direct Reports: 0
Number of Indirect Reports: 0
Job Grade: P2
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Regular
Location: Midrand, South Africa 

Purpose of Job

To provide technical support and advise in the management of financial services and the broader management of the APRM regarding budgeting and financial reporting and analysis.
 

Main Functions

•    Provides technical assistance in the preparation and implementation of  the programmes developed out of the Division’s strategic plan
•    Liaises with APRM Member States and AU Policy organs on relevant matters as required
•    Provides support in preparation and development of reports, budget and work programmes related to the respective area and the functioning of the Division
•    Conducts analysis and generates accurate reports in a timely manner and for AU’s internal use.
•    Liaises with the various Departments/Units of the Commission for coordination and alignment purposes
•     Provides support in budget preparation for the Division/Unit in accordance with relevant frameworks. 
•    Assists in the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets as may be required.
•    Provides support in development of strategies, policies, programmes and plan 
•    Supervises employees under his/her supervision with regard to organization and performance evaluation.
 

Specific Responsibilities

•    Certify that the payments are legal, proper, accurate and complete before the actual payment. 
•    Verify that funds are allocated for each payment. 
•    Pre-audit all payrolls, claims and other financial transactions upon certification by the authorized person that the amount was due and unpaid according to the records. 
•    Reviewing receipts, adjustments and disbursement requests 
•    Certify that travel advances and retirement are accurate, complete and timely settled. 
•    Assisting in identifying, assessing, and monitoring risks and implementing the necessary controls to keep the risk exposure to an acceptable level.
•    Controlling all expenditures to ensure that budget appropriations are not overspent.
•    Establishing controls, using policy guidelines and generally accepted accounting principles, for the prevention of waste, fraud and mismanagement.
•    To report to management any financial irregularities as required
•    Verify that financing agreements with development partners comply with Financial Rules and Regulations and relevant policies
•    Verify the quality and completeness of financial reports to all stakeholders. 
•    Review and validate the approval of the annual budget before loading it into the system.
•    Perform other related duties as may be assigned. 
 

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management, Auditing, Accounting, or Commerce with 5 years’ progressive work experience in auditing, budgeting, accounting and financial management. 
A professional qualification in accounting such as CIA, CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent from a recognized Institution will be and added advantage.
Experience of working in a certification, audit or inspection type (or related) role within public sector institutions or similar organizations nationally, regionally and/or internationally is desirable.
OR
Master’s degree in Finance Management, Auditing or Accounting, or Commerce with 2 years’ progressive work experience in auditing, budgeting, accounting, and financial management.
A professional qualification in accounting such as CIA, CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent from a recognized Institution will be and added advantage.
Experience of working in a certification, audit or inspection type (or related) role within public sector institutions or similar organizations nationally, regionally and/or internationally is desirable
 

Required Skills

•    Experience in working on ERP-SAP
•    Knowledge of the finance standard practices, procedures and technicalities
•    Ability to interpret and implement financial rules and policies• 
•    Analytical skills
•    Interpersonal skills    
•    Computer skills:
•    Communication skills, report writing and presentation skills
•    Planning, organizing and coordination skills
•    Ability to work with a diverse team
 

Leadership Competencies

Change Management..
Managing Risk..

Core Competencies

Teamwork and Collaboration..
..Accountability awareness and Compliance
Learning Orientation..
Communicating with Influence...

Functional Competencies

Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
Job Knowledge and information sharing
.Drive for Result
Continuous Improvement Focus

TENURE OF APPOINTMENT:

The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

GENDER MAINSTREAMING:

The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

LANGUAGES:

Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

REMUNERATION:

Indicative basic salary of US$ 31,073.00 (P2 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (57% of basic salary), a Housing allowance of US$ 21,832.68 (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.

 

Applications must be made not later than  May 2, 2023.
Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 
The Africa Union is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

 Requisition ID: 1657