Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions :
Projects’ budgets management and organization of an optimal cost-recovery system;Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing, guidance to all stakeholders on financial matters.
Ensure effective and accurate financial resources management and oversight, focusing on achievement of the following results :
Financial analysis and oversight for all resources managed by various donor funded project in the North East and provision of high-
Regularly monitor programme delivery through ATLAS, run relevant reports, and prepare clear, user-friendly financial spreadsheets, reports, statements and / or other supporting documentation :
Effective liaison between the Field office, the CO’s Operations Team, and relevant focal points within implementing partner agencies / institutions, on administrative, financial and transactional issues related to the donor funded project in the North EastAs requested, participate in meetings with interlocutors of related government and donor interventions, to assure coordinated data gathering and dissemination of relevant information.
Monitoring of financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions and investigation of anomalies or unusual transactions.
Provision of information to supervisors and other UNDP staff at CO and HQ on the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained.
Ensure implementation of operational and financial management strategies and procedures, focusing on achievement of the following results :
Procedures in Finance. Results Management, program performance. Constant monitoring and analysis of the operating environment, quick readjustment of the operations, advice on legal considerations and risk assessment.
Manage the project budget and organize an optimal cost-recovery system, focusing on achievement of the following results :
Submission of financial reports to donors on a timely and quality basis.
Ensure proper control of project accounts, focusing on achievement of the following results :
Control of accounts closure;Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers.
Timely response to HQ requests to resolve financial data issues;Control of the Accounts Receivables for the project and maintenance of the General Ledger.
Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level 4 : Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully
Ability to persuade others to follow Level 4 : Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others
People Management :
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 4 : Models independent thinking and action
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 4 : Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Level 4 : Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services
Job Knowledge :
Ability to demonstrate technical in-dept knowledge of own discipline Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Knowledge Management :
Sharing and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Client Orientation :
Ability to contribute to positive outcomes for the client Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced (Masters) University Degree in Finance / Accounting, Business, or Public Administration, or a professional accounting qualification from an internationally recognized institute of accountancyProfessionally qualified accountants from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage.
UNDP Advanced Accountancy & Finance Test required
1 year of relevant experience in providing financial management advisory services and / or managing staff and operational systems with at least 2 years in an election project.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.
Experience in handling of web based management systems and ERP financials, preferably PeopleSoft.Experience of IPSAS and / or IFRS is required for external candidates.
Language Requirements :
English. Other official language of the UN will be desirable
Describe any additional qualifications : Proficiency in English.Working knowledge of other UN languages desirableNon-Smoking environment.
Method of Application
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