The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law.
The Accounts and Treasury Unit within Finance Unit is responsible for the accounting and treasury activities of ODIHR and ensures all transactions are processed and recorded in accordance with the OSCE Financial Rules and Regulations and Common Regulatory Management System. The Unit activities include the oversight and management of the cash needs of ODIHR and all disbursements from ODIHR’s bank accounts.
|Tasks and Responsibilities:|
Under the general supervision of the Senior Finance Assistant and the Chief of Finance and in accordance with financial rules and regulations and established financial procedures, the incumbent performs the following functions:
1. Ensuring accuracy of financial records by verifying authorization of invoiced expenditures against approved purchase orders; recording transactions in the general ledger system; analysing results, investigating discrepancies and recording correction transactions; and maintaining contact with suppliers on the status of their accounts;
2. Supporting proper ODIHR recovery of VAT by organizing and verifying relevant documents, completing claim forms, following up with suppliers for missing documentation, and maintaining contact with Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the status of the claims. Ensuring accuracy of financial records by processing reimbursement entitlements, and reconciling relevant general ledger accounts;
3. Managing organization of hard-copy financial records by maintaining files in coordination with Documents and Records Management Unit. Ensuring that rotation of files is properly managed so that Finance Unit staff can access relevant records at all times;
4. As required, supporting and acting as backup for Treasury Assistant by verifying wire transfers or accuracy and approving wire transfers with limits prescribed by regulations and banking relationships, cash recovery of Cigna insurance and telecommunication costs for Seconded Staff Members;
5. Performing other duties as assigned.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see https://www.osce.org/odihr.
• Completed secondary education;
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately PLN 5,800. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland.
Social security will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme (current approximate deduction for a staff member is 46 Euro) and OSCE Provident Fund. The Organization contributes an additional amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this pension-style fund while the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System for general services employees.
Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
|How To Apply:|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use OSCE’s online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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Please note that in the event of invitation for interview, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred.