Senior Admin and Finance Officer

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International Labour Organization




As a team member, the incumbent provides professional services for the administration and delivery of a range of financial services for the Office from several of the following areas: finance, procurement, facilities and asset management. The incumbent role is (a) to ensure that ILO rules and Regulations are applied systematically in ROAS across and within projects, with a special focus for prompt processing of requests from projects. And at the same ensure (b) that workflows and processes are implemented in a timely and client-oriented manner to make sure a smooth implementation of activities. The Incumbent will be providing these services to the office and to all projects currently being implemented in the region by ensuring compliance, coordinating and facilitating the smooth implementation of development cooperation activities. The incumbent contributes to the development and enhancement of work methods and procedures.

The position works under the supervision of the Chief, Regional Administrative Services (C/RAS) and will work in close collaboration with Admin, Finance, HR, Procurement, and Development Cooperation (DC) colleagues. Day-to-day activities and actions require minimum supervision. Detailed instructions and guidance are provided for special assignments or the handling of unusual or complex matters.

Internal contacts are with staff and managers in field offices, project locations and headquarters to build and maintain effective working relationships, exchange information on issues related to service delivery, to analyse information and to follow up on outstanding clearance and pending administrative matters.

External contacts are primarily with banks, service providers, United Nations (UN) agencies and working groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other international organizations to exchange information and obtain assistance to ensure successful delivery of operational services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional services for the effective delivery of the Office’s operational services. Administer day-to-day operations from several of the following areas: finance, procurement, facilities and asset management, ensuring full compliance with applicable standards. 
  • Oversee and guide the work of staff in concerned operational areas. Supervise staff as applicable. Monitor and verify accuracy and appropriateness of administrative transactions processed by support staff. Act as certifying officer and approve actions in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
  • Provide substantive support in the continuous analysis and monitoring of the resource situation (financial) of the Office. Provide regular management reports to support informed decision-making.
  • Assist in delivery of financial operations and accounting services covering responsibilities for accounts payable, accounts receivable, approval of payments, external payment authorisations (EPAs) and office financial clearance (OFCs), accounts reconciliation, billing, monthly closing of accounts, forecasting, year-end closing of accounts. Provide support for preparation of the Programme and Budget proposals.
  • Maintain liaison on daily administrative matters with local banks, insurance companies, government agencies, other UN agencies, etc. Participate in UN interagency meetings, working groups and joint initiatives on common system activities in the concerned operational areas. Prepare information notes on key issues and developments and follow up as required. Liaise with internal and external auditors on issues and queries;
  • Review procurement requests against applicable standards and submit for clearance. Prepare standard solicitation documents. Provide administrative support to bidding processes. Prepare for approval purchase orders within delegated authority.
  • Keep abreast of changes to applicable standards, best practices and technologies in concerned occupational areas. Share knowledge and provide guidance to staff.
  • Monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of work methods and processes and make recommendations for improvements. Liaise closely with staff and managers to ensure effective and smooth service design and delivery, recommending improvements on interrelated processes to cater to the high delivery demands while maintaining the required compliance and agility;
  • Conduct research and analyse data and information on a variety of operational related subjects. Prepare analytical reports to contribute to programme/project monitoring and provide inputs to reports and other communications.
  • Work closely with C/RAS to provide support on important deadlines and requirements from Headquarters;
  • Participate in project budget formulation while ensuring all operations costs are accurately built; Perform necessary oversight functions to monitor budgets, contracts and payments and provide necessary reports and advice to Project Chief Technical Advisors (CTAs) and Project Managers (PMs) as necessary;
  • Perform other relevant duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:


  • University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in Finance, Business Administration or Accounting. Advanced University degree would be an advantage. 


  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in the relevant occupational area. Two to three years of work in an international organization is desirable. Experience in working with multiple modules of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is desirable.


  • Excellent command of English and Arabic





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