Job Description

  Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of Stabilization or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer finance Specialist will be responsible for:
  • Collection of information on internal and external clients’ satisfaction and needs in order to develop improvements to services;
  • Continuous Analysis and monitoring of the financial situation, presentation of forecasts for management projects;
  • Coordinates with the RSF and RSS Unit in monitoring the IPSAS Management of facility financial resources through planning, guiding, monitoring and controlling of the resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Elaboration of proper mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in budget management;
  • Ensure full compliance of financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and audit follow up with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of the financial resources management system;
  • Financial Analysis and oversight for all resources managed by the RSF and RSS including contributions for general services and provision of high-quality professional advice to the facility Coordinator and Head of Stabilization;
  • Full compliance of financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and audit follow up with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of the financial resources management system;
  • Management of facility financial resources through planning, guiding, monitoring and controlling of the resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Monitor financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions and investigation of anomalies or unusual transactions. Provision of information to supervisors and other UNDP RSCA on the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained;
  • Organization and oversight of Facility Management processes, including liquidity management, recommendation of impress level, risk assessment, bank relationship management, timely accounting and reconciliation of all transactions, security for cash assets on site;
  • Preparation and monitoring of management projects’ budgets in Atlas;
  • Proper planning and expenditure tracking of management projects’ resources and audit of financial resources, including extra-budgetary income in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Regular analysis and reporting on the budget approvals and the delivery situation of management projects;
  • Review of financial reports before their submission to donors.
  • Routinely monitor compliance with IPSAS rules and guidelines in financial transactions conducted at the RSF and RSS;
  • Routinely monitors financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions, and investigates anomalies or unusual transactions. Informs supervisors and other UNDP RSCA of the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained;
  • RSF and RSS finance business processes Mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal standard operating procedures in the Finance Unit; control of the workflows in the Finance Unit;
  • Run and correctly understand financial reports in Atlas ERP (like: Project resource overview, Project transaction details, fund resource overview etc.), including preparation of financial reports to management as required.
  • Perform other duties as required and requested.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. Finance Business Administration public administration or area related to international accounting body such as ACCA, ICMA ACA; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
Required experience: 60 Months Experience remark:
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in providing financial management Advisory Services and/or managing staff and operational systems, or other relevant programmes; experience with Audit and accounting is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Experience working with UNDP and good knowledge of Atlas.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Finance, accounting and audit, Other finance, economics and administration related experience Area of expertise details:
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
Driving license: No Competencies values: Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams  
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