Finance Associate (Temporary Appointment)

Employer: UNHCR
  • Acquisitions - Logistics - Supplies
  • Accounting - Finance
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 03.12.2022


    Joining UNHCR means serving refugees and other displaced populations, ensuring their protection, and seeking adequate solutions for their situation. It also means living, sharing, and promoting the organization’s core values relating to inclusion, diversity, and gender equality. 

    We offer careers, not just jobs, and take pride in going the extra mile to serve people in need. Every day, our teams use their skills to find innovative, long-lasting solutions that better support the people we serve. UNHCR offers a variety of local short-term and fixed-term contracts through which you can make a positive difference in refugees’ lives. 

    Dreaming of a career within the UN system? 

    UNHCR is seeking to hire motivated candidates for the Finance Associate role at the in Bucharest, Romania to support the section. These opportunities are excellent steppingstones for UNHCR and the UN system.

    Finance Associate (Temporary Appointment) 


    A competitive tax-exempted salary. For more information, you may wish to visit the UNDP Public Website.  


    Family allowances 

    Depending on your contract type, you may be entitled to family allowances, including dependency allowances if you have an eligible dependent spouse and/or child(ren) and, under certain conditions. 

    Holidays and leave 

    Depending on your contract type, you will be entitled to 18 to 30 days of vacation per year. In addition, staff members have the option to take periods of Uncertified Sick Leave for up to 7 working days during an annual leave cycle for non-certified medical issues and/or family-related reasons. 

    Maternity, paternity, adoption 

    Staff members of any gender or sex can benefit from parental leave entitlements, regardless of how they become parents. This includes mothers, fathers, parents via surrogacy or adoption, and primary and secondary caregivers 

    Tax exemption 

    Salaries, grants, and allowances paid by the United Nations to staff are normally exempt from income tax. 

    Health insurance 

    Staff is eligible to participate in one of the United Nations-sponsored medical insurance plans, which include dental insurance. The monthly premiums are co-shared by yourself and the Organization. 

    Retirement pension 

    If you have a staff appointment of six months or more or complete six months of service without interruption, you become a participant in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund. A compulsory contribution will be deducted from your monthly salary. 

    Career Support 

    Our career management, learning, performance management, and mobility programs ensure that staff is well equipped to advance in their careers. 

    Join UNHCR and be part of our strong team, comprised of committed and engaged individuals from diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and backgrounds. We seek to sustain and strengthen this diversity by upholding an inclusive working environment without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 


    • Maintain financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements, and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports. 

    • Select and enter data from a wide variety of documents, verifying accuracy by checking sources, making necessary calculations, and assuring inclusion of all relevant data. 

    • Prepare recurring reports as scheduled and special reports as required for budget preparation, audits, or other reasons. 

    • Advise and assist staff members, experts, and consultants on all aspects of allowances, salary advances, travel claims, and other financial matters, and calculate and authorize payments due for claims and services. 

    • Maintain liaison with officials of local banks to obtain day-to-day information on exchange and interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations, and matters about maintenance of office bank accounts. 

    • Prepare detailed cost estimates and participate in budget analysis and projections as required. 

    • Initiate correspondence to verify data, answer queries and obtain additional information on accounts and financial transactions, as required. 

    • Verify that the financial transactions are correct and by UNHCR rules and procedures.