VACANCY REF: NL-OTR-FS-P3-135
12 June 2009
ISSUANCE DATE: 11 January 2009
LOCATION: Leidschendam, The Netherlands
DIVISION/SECTION: Administrative Services Division/Finance Section
TITLE: Finance Officer (Re-circulation)
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and
benefits package will be offered. The successful applicant will be offered a fixed-term appointment of one
year limited to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). Any subsequent extension(s) are subject to terms of
the Tribunal’s mandate and/or the availability of the funds. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is an
international inter-governmental organization with its own independent legal identity and not a UN
organization. However, STL follows the UN common system for benefits and entitlements to its staff
members. UN staff members may also serve on loan from their parent department/office, if selected.
Under the supervision of the Chief Finance Officer (CFO), the incumbent will assist in the daily operations
of the Finance Section. The duties include preparation of the financial statements and its related sched-
ules and disclosure; Act as approving officer for the recording of obligations and expenditures in the ac-
counting system; Review and approve disbursements related to salaries and entitlements, invoices, travel
related payments and contractors; Analyse and monitor the status of allotments, obligations, expendit-
ures, accounts receivable, accounts payables and contributions; Provide authoritative advice and guid-
ance regarding the Special Tribunal’s financial regulations, rules, policies, and procedures; Provide sup-
port to substantive services on financial matters; Supervise staff in the Finance Section; Act as Officer-
in-Charge during the absence of the CFO. Perform other duties as required.
Professionalism – proven conceptual, analytical, and evaluative skills; ability to conduct independent
research and analysis, identifying issues, formulating options, and making conclusions and
recommendations; and a complete, in-depth grasp of financial principles and practice.
Planning and Organizing – ability to establish priorities and to plan, co-ordinate and monitor own work
plan and those under his/her supervision.
Technological Awareness – solid computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet
and database applications; keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and
imitations of technology to the work unit.
Communication – proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to communicate effectively
orally; ability to prepare reports and formulating positions on issues.
Teamwork – proven interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic
environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; proven ability to develop and maintain effective
Accountability – operates in compliance with organizational rules and regulations; supports
subordinates, provides insights and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; delivers output within
Client Orientation – seeks to see things from client’s point of view; identifies client’s needs and matches
them to appropriate solutions; keeps client’s informed of progress or setbacks in projects.
Managing Performance – delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability, and decision making
authority; appraises performance fairly.
• Education: University degree in accounting or Finance. Higher level university degree and/or
certification as Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant or equivalent is desirable.
• Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in accounting or
finance in a governmental or international Organization with prior accounts/finance supervisory
experience. Experience with the UN Financial Rules and Regulations and the UN common System of
Benefits and Entitlements is required.
• Languages: Arabic, English and French are the official languages of the Special Tribunal for Leban-
on. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of the other official lan-
guages is an asset.
HOW TO APPLY
1. ALL APPLICANTS are requested to complete a Special Tribunal Personal History Form available at the
2. ALL APPLICATIONS should be submitted by the deadline via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is not necessary at this stage to send copies of qualifications, previous employment contracts,
entire publications, etc.
Only applicants who are under serious consideration will be contacted. The Tribunal is not in a
position to respond to queries regarding information on the status of vacancies or unsolicited open