Regional Administrative and Finance Officer (HAP) Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

International Organization for Migration 

Position Title: Regional Administrative and Finance Officer (HAP) (P2) Nairobi, Kenya

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 06 December 2023

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Under the overall supervision of the Regional Health Assessment Programme Coordinator (RHAPC) for Sub-Saharan Africa, under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional HAP Administrative and Finance Officer, and in close coordination with the Senior Regional Resource Management Officer (SRRMO) in RO Nairobi, Finance Officer MHD HQ and Administrative and Finance Officer (MHD) in Manila Administrative Centre (MAC), the Regional Administrative and Finance Officer (HAP) will be accountable and responsible for supervising and coordinating the administrative and finance functions of the Health Assessment Programmes (HAP) operations in the Sub-Saharan Africa region and assisting with the monitoring and implementation of the available funds for MHD in the region.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Migration Health Division (MHD) Regional Self-Payer Programme Support and provide support to the Administrative Unit (PSAU) of the Health Assessment Programmes (HAP) in the Region.

  2. Provide technical guidance to the HAP teams in Africa in the preparation of budgets/service fees, cost estimates, comparative analysis and budget narrative justifications.

  3. Participate in the oversight, monitoring and evaluation of the financial performance of HAPs in the region on a regular basis; analyse budget information to prepare and consolidate estimates and supporting data in relation to budget forecasts, performance reports and medium-term plans; review financial provisions of project agreements and documents; evaluate budget requests and draft budget proposals in conformity with funding partners and IOM requirements.

  4. In close coordination with the supervisor, MHD HQs, Health Programme Monitoring &Admin-Finance (PAF) team in MAC, Administrative Centres in Manila and Panama, MHD Africa Senior Management Team and the Country Offices (COs) in Africa, coordinate the timely submission of budget and service fee requests, revisions and reports, and provide analyses, calculations and comments as necessary.

  5. Review CO proposed budgets and provide assistance to the CO teams in the preparation of supporting documentation for budget modifications as necessary.

  6. Maintain project financial documents, checking whether complete and appropriate backup/audit documentation is available. This includes:

    A. Monitoring and controling information entered by staff into IOM’s financial management system against budgets and e-filed documents;

    B. Monitoring and checking cost allocations of project funds;

    C. Conducting spot checks of the projectization of invoices according to expense categories and providing feedback to the RMOs in the country offices; and,

    D. Periodically reviewing project budgets to help ensure that all related expenditures are fully recorded and that unused obligations liquidated, and close-out instructions complied with.

  7. Draft segments or components of financial and administrative reports for the RHAPC as necessary and liaise with counterparts in IOM on issues related to the application of IOM financial rules and regulations, project approvals/revision/closures, access and operations of relevant financial system modules.

  8. Provide assistance and guidance to the HAP-implementing missions in Africa on procurement of medical items as well as asset and inventory management. Contribute to development of the global SOPs and guidelines on these matters and assist RHAPC in ensuring compliance with the organizational standards related to procurement and asset/inventory management.

  9. Undertake duty travels, when necessary, for capacity building of staff in the area of financial management of migration health projects.

  10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or,
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
  • Professional certification as chartered accountant (CA) or certified public accountant (CPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will be a distinct advantage.


  • Experience in financial management particularly on budget preparation, analysis and monitoring as well as invoicing and reporting for migration health programmes in the field;
  • Experience in supervising teams in an international setting is a distinct advantage;
  • Experience with procurement and asset management is an advantage; and,
  • Experience in designing admin-finance training modules and conducting trainings including webinars is desired.


  • Knowledge of the USRAP, Global Health Assessment Projects, Canada PDMS, and CDC Cooperative Agreements is a distinct advantage;
  • Computer literacy including knowledge of SAP and proficiency in MS Office applications; advanced MS Excel knowledge in macros is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of accounting systems, generally accepted accounting principles, business risk controls, and audit/review procedures; knowledge of IOM’s regulations, policies and procedures is an advantage;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret source information and data; and,
  • Analytical thinker capable of designing and enhancing financial tools, templates and dashboards.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • Integrity and transparency: Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner. Is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
  • Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the Organization’s vision. Assists others to realize and develop their leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. df

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country and who do not have prior experience outside the duty station’s country as staff member in the Professional category cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and background verification and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HEREby 06 December 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Posting period:

From 23.11.2023 to 06.12.2023

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: VN 2023 538 Regional Administrative and Finance Officer (HAP) (P2) Nairobi, Kenya

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Posting: Posting NC58506649 (58506649) Released

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