SENIOR TREASURY ASSISTANT, Kyiv, Ukraine 241 views

Issued by: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Vacancy number: VNSMUG00987

Vacancy type: Local Contracted

Field of expertise: Budget and Finance

Grade: G6

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Kyiv

Date of issue: 3 December 2019

Deadline for application: 25 December 2019 – 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is looking for highly qualified, motivated and experienced Ukrainian professionals for the position of Senior Treasury Assistant with its main Office in Kyiv. The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization.

The Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), in line with the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality, is committed to further improving gender balance among staff in all areas and levels within the SMM. We encourage qualified applicants to apply for this position.

Initial duration of appointment is for 12 months, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link //’>http: //

Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see //’>http: //

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the National Treasury Officer and overall guidance of the Head, Finance and Budget, the incumbent assists in administration of Treasury Office as a part of Finance and Budget Unit, implements and follows up with the basic OSCE rules and regulations described in OSCE Common Regulatory Management System (Financial Regulations, Financial Rules, Financial Administrative Instructions, Staff Regulations and Rules, etc.) More specifically, the incumbent will be tasked with:

Reviews payment vouchers/payment orders for completeness of information, including bank account details of the payments entered in the electronic banking system by other Treasury staff; and processes the payments.Cash custodian for daily cash payments.Reconciles cash, credit cards and bank accounts held in Mission, researches outstanding items, and makes queries for any recoveries with the Finance and Budget Unit, other departments and with banks.Monitors and controls the Mission’s bank accounts in electronic banking system on daily basis.Assists in payroll payments process:verifies payroll lists for Fields Offices, follows up with the other units and sections on subject of deployment/redeployment of Mission Members.Analyses data on currency disbursements and assists in preparation of daily, weekly and monthly cash forecasts.Monitors local currency markets and exchange rates, as well the local legislation with regard to cash/bank payments and informs the supervisor on any significant deteriorations.Monitors bank charges assessed on all Mission’s bank accounts for correctness, makes recommendations to the National Treasury Officer for improving payment methods to minimize bank fees and ensures that all banking agreements are up to date.Follows up with the retro and outstanding payments in ORACLE and informs the supervisor if any available.Performs other related duties as required.

Necessary Qualifications

The candidates should have the following minimum qualifications:

Ukrainian citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine; Completed secondary education and formal training in the area of accounting, finance and computerized financial systems; Minimum of six years relevant working experience in the field of finance, Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications and with ERP systems and electronic banking; Professional fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian languages, both oral and written; Knowledge in working with computers, including ERP systems (ORACLE, SAP), Access, word processing, and spreadsheet applications; Ability to adjust to a broad range of new tasks in a complex administrational environment in a short timeframe; Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity; Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities; Cultural sensitivity and judgment.

Required competencies

Core values

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1176.00 Euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

How To Apply

For more details, please visit the OSCE website employment section at //’>http: // All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link.

Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

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.

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