UN Women

Generation Equality Youth Finance and Operations Consultant

UN Women

Job Description

  UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, Humanitarian Action and peace and security.

In this role as the global voice and advocate for gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women must deliver to an ambitious agenda as a centre of excellence on knowledge, partnerships, advocacy and social mobilization, as well as a convener, thought leader and champion of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Fourth UN World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), the international blueprint for gender equality and women’s empowerment. In that context, UN Women is convening the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), a global gathering for gender equality, co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society.

In view of the crucial contribution of Civil Society Organizations in the advancement of gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights, the role of civil society and the women’s movement as partners, is seen as fundamental in the full realization of the Beijing+25 agenda. UN Women’s unique and critical role in engaging civil society and partnership building with women’s organizations as stakeholders to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment will be key drivers in helping UN Women achieve its strategic goals and fulfil its organizational mandate, both for the Forum and the months leading up to it, including CSW65.

Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Finance and operations Consultant will be responsible for providing financial, budget and administrative support to the implementation of the youth work in Generation Equality Forum, with a focus on the grant from Norway.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide operations support to the implementation of the Norway funds contribution to Generation Equality Forum including by:

    • Securing the project creation and the financial monitoring, tracking of expenses, financial reporting, disbursements, ATLAS processes, and budget set up and Mapping between ATLAS and RMS activities.
    • Ensuring a continuous and up-to-date flow of information on operational and financial issues with other sections.
    • Providing input and administrative assistance on all major funding initiatives and problem-solving challenges to achieve the goals of the Grant, including targeted financial results (delivery rates);
    • Reviewing and verifying accuracy and relevancy of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports;
  2. Coordinate and organize Asset Management and procurement processes, including by:

    • Managing the provision of goods and services following established procurement corporate procedures regarding sub-contact review and award of contracts, evaluating cost effectiveness and managing negotiations in connection with agreements;
    • Providing substantive inputs to the preparation of procurement plans and contributing to monitoring their implementation;
  3. Provide administrative and logistical support to the Office in accordance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and strategies including:

    • Preparing documentation for internal and external audits, as needed.
    • Ensuring effective information flow, communication and Coordination between CSD and other implementing partners in regional offices and / or country offices on operational matters.
  4. Provide any other support as requested by the supervisor
  1. Key performances
  • Services are provided in compliance with UN Women rules, regulations and policies
  • Finances are properly identified and in a timely manner
  • Timely and accurate implementation of procurement contracts
  • Timely and accurate implementation of HR contracts

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example
FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Good knowledge of administrative and financial rules and regulations
  • Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions
  • Ability to extract and interpret data
  • Ability to manage business processes re-engineering, and implementation of new systems
  • Ability to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to priorities work and to multi-task
  • Ability to handle web-based Management Systems
  • Good knowledge of UN operations, structure and administrative procedures
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Detail oriented

Required Skills and Experience

Required Qualifications, Experience and skills:

  • Secondary Education
  • University Degree in Business, Administration and Finance, would be desirable, but it is not a requirement
  • 4 years of progressively responsible experience in administration, finance, procurement, human resources or logistic support services at the national or international level
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Experience liaising with diplomatic personnel and UN organizations is an advantage
Language:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
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