Senior CBI Associate, Kabul At Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Closing date: Saturday, 26 August 2023

Hardship Level: E (most hardship)

Family Type: Non Family

Family Type: Non FamilyDanger Pay

Residential location (if applicable)Grade: GS7

Staff Member / Affiliate Type: General Service

Reason: Regular > Regular Assignment

Remote work accepted: No

Target Start Date: 2023-08-25

Job Posting End Date: August 26, 2023

Standard Job Description: Senior CBI Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The position is normally supervised by the Cash-based Intervention Officer. The incumbent provides guidance on monthly work plans, and coordinates with various internal teams to ensure a smooth monthly cash transfer. The position provides high level of data management skills to manage the cash lists and distribution modules. External contacts are with the national and international humanitarian agencies and NGO s as well as UNHCR partner financial service providers. The incumbent works independently with minimal oversight from the supervisor. The position may directly supervise some support staff.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.


  •  Provide inputs to the operation’s Multifunctional Team (MFT) to ensure smooth financial processing of cash assistance programs within the Area of Responsibility.
  •  Manage and maintain the databases used in the cash based interventions on behalf of the CBI Unit and the MFT.
  •  Develop statistical and detailed reports based on the standard reporting formats and ad-hoc reports, charts and tables as required by the operation.
  •  Assist in developing and administering UNHCR MPC based Intervention database.
  •  Ensure the monthly maintenance of cash list for the timely delivery of cash to beneficiaries.
  •  Maintain relationships with partners and financial service providers to facilitate the flow of information between databases.
  •  Assist with the training of internal staff and partners on cash procedures,
  •  Execute best practice in data protection standards and help to positively influence others,
  •  Support in the co-ordination with different IPs, Ops and focal points on lists of beneficiaries reflecting situation of cash assistance.
  •  Undertake missions and field visits to financial service providers to monitor the cash project.
  •  Represent UNHCR at the cash-based intervention related meetings within UNHCR.
  •  Liaise with internal stakeholders and partners.
  •  Develop improvements to the database and related workflows.
  •  Direct incidents and problems to the supervisor when they cannot be resolved at their level.
  •  Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For G7 – 4 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education

Not applicable

(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses

Not specified

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience


  •  Data management experience, preferable in CBI context.
  •  Excellent knowledge of computer software and database applications.
  •  Experience in Microsoft SQL Server.


  •  Experience/training in accounting. Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes
  •  Knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes (MSRP, Focus, etc.).
  •  Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to office administration and programme activities.
  •  Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.

Functional Skills

FI-Financial Accounting – Modified cash-based accounting as per international standards

IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software

UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures

IT-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

DM-Database Management

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.

For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile: NA

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Operational contextOccupational Safety and Health Considerations:Nature of Position:Living and Working Conditions:Additional Qualifications: Skills

DM-Database Management, FI-Financial Accounting – Modified cash-based accounting as per international standards, IT-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software, UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and ProceduresEducation


Work Experience

Competencies: Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Judgement & decision making, Managing performance, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration, Technological awareness

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CompendiumAdditional Information: According to the Recruitment and Assignment Policy (RAP), the manager has the option of administrating either the eliminatory or complementary written test based on the functionality of the position.

Functional clearance: This position doesn’t require a functional clearance


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