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Talent Group for Finance Assistants, GS-4/GS-5, Finance Section, Global Shared Services Centre, Budapest, Hungary
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
GS-4 General Support Roster/Talent Pool Locallly Recruited
Job Expired 30 Nov 2022
Posted 7 months ago
Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results.

UNICEF's Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) in Budapest, Hungary provides services to UNICEF offices globally in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Information Technology.

GSSC has won the 2019 Business Services Firm of the Year in Hungary, 26 regional awards announced at the Central and Eastern European Business Services Summit & Awards held in Warsaw, Poland.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF is seeking to build a pipeline of qualified and ready to hire candidates for Finance Assistant Roles at GS-4/GS-5 level in the Global Shared Services Centre in Budapest, Hungary.

Finance Assistants provide support in the areas of Payments, General Accounting, Invoice Processing, Quality Assurance and Master Data Management. Finance Assistants are responsible for parking and processing various documents. These roles are responsible for transactional data entry into electronic systems for verification.

These roles are office-based and ideal for early career professionals who wish to gain international exposure to a progressive expanding Centre of Excellence. Short listed candidates will participate in a technical and contextual competency-based interview assessment.

We offer various length and contract types.

We encourage fresh University graduates to apply. Please visit our UNICEF GSSC page

To qualify as a champion for every child, you will have

  • Completion of secondary education (high school diploma).
  • 0-1 years of relevant work experience in administration and finance if supplemented by an accredited university degree. IMPORTANT: In the absence of completed university degree 4-5 years of relevant experience is required.
  • University level courses in finance, accounting or business are desirable.
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of Products (MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint) is required.
  • Strong focus on accuracy and consistency, with strong analytical, data extraction and reporting skills is required.
  • Experience in planning, organizing and delivering administrative support services is highly desirable.
  • Proven ability to deal with confidential and sensitive communication and information and logical thinking are required.
  • Work experience with a development organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is a strong asset.
  • Non-EU citizens must be in possession of a valid work permit for Hungary. Please attach this to your application.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and the following core competencies:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships (critical for more senior roles)
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically (critical for more senior roles)
  • Works collaboratively with others

View our competency framework at:

To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will receive…

  • A competitive salary – access here for more information on UN Salary Scale for Hungary
  • Holidays and leave, depending on the contract from 18 days to 30 days of annual leaves per year
  • Parental leave
  • Dependency allowance
  • United Nations sponsored medical insurance plan
  • Pension plan
  • Optional life insurance plan
  • Access to professional development and learning programs, online learning and learning path.
  • Official UN language learning opportunities
  • Access to staff well-being support
  • Access to career development support

Please visit Compensation and Benefit site on UNICEF Career page

This Generic Vacancy Announcement is issued on a rolling and needs-basis, as several similar posts may be recruited for in the future. 

Please note that General Service (GS) staff are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements. UNICEF does not facilitate MFA accreditation for locally recruited staff.

Remarks: Requirement for Internal applicants

Internal applicants from GSSC have to complete the courses of Learning Paths that are identified as required when applying to the level of this post. Please visit the L&D Portal Learning and Development ( for more information.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.


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