Budget Associate Gs 6, Kingston, Jamaica ( Nationals Of Jamaica Only) Re-Advertised


Location of  Assignment:  Kingston, Jamaica

Type of  Contract :  Fixed Term

Anticipated Start Date:  July  2022

 Budget Associate G6.pdf

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, 

The right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential and to the benefit of a better world.

How can you make a difference?


The incumbent will perform a variety of specialized tasks to support analysis, preparation, monitoring, guidance and control of the programme budget, involving several different sources of funds for the Country Office. This includes performance indicators, HACT spot checks and follow-up, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.   

The specific deliverables of the posts include the following:


  • Assist the planning, preparation, allocation and monitoring of the programme budget.
  • Provide information and monitor the programme budget in terms of allotment accounts, availability of funding 
  • Support  the monitoring , generation and analysis of reports
  • Support Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) implementation and monitoring                                               

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • Completion of Secondary Education, preferably supplemented by technical university courses related to Business Administration, Finance, Budget Analysis, Planning or Economy.
  • University degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in business administration or related area is an asset. 


  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible administrative work experience is required.
  • Experience in financial management specially related to planning and budgeting with the public sector or UN agencies is desirable.
  • Experience with financial ERP systems (SAP) is also desirable 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Trust  and Integrity and Accountability 

View our competency framework at



UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines. Performance indicators against which the satisfactory conclusion of this contract will be assessed include: timeliness/quality of submission and responsiveness to UNICEF and counterpart feedback.


UNICEF shall hold all property rights, such as copyright, patents and registered trademarks, on matter directly related to, or derived from, the work carried out through this contract with UNICEF.


All staff must complete the following online courses .  All certificates should be presented as part of the employment contract.

The following course must be completed before commencement of any travel on behalf of UNICEF. 

Any staff  issued a UNICEF email address must complete the following courses no later than 30 days after signature of contract. 


Prospective applicants should apply through UNICEF jobs website. The application package should include the following:

  • A cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae including three (3) relevant references 

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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.