UN Finance Associate Job Careers – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:         Finance Associate
Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Operations
About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s
global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to
knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The
UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries
including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed
Job Summary: The Finance
Associate primarily ensures effective execution of financial services and
processes in CO and transparent utilization of financial resources. The Finance
Associate promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and
Key Duties and
Ensures implementation of operational strategies, adapts processes and
procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Ensure full compliance with UN/UNDP rules
    and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and
    audit follow up; implementation of the effective internal control
  • CO Finance business processes mapping and
    elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in
    Finance in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management.
  • In charge of the preparation of cost
    sharing and trust fund agreements, follow up on contributions within the
    CO resource mobilization efforts.
Ensures administration of budgets and functioning of the optimal
cost-recovery system focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Responsible for the preparation and
    modifications of budgets for UNDP management projects, follow-up with HQs
    on ASL for management projects.
  • Presentation of researched information for
    planning and status of financial resources of the CO.
  • Sending project budget to KK if authorized
    by the Senior Management (can be done only on the basis of signed prodocs
    and project budgets).
  • Timely preparation of cost-recovery bills
    in Atlas for the services provided by UNDP, implementation of the income
    tracking system and follow up on cost recovery.
Provides accounting and administrative support to the Finance Unit
focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Proper control of the supporting documents
    for payments and financial reports for NEX projects; preparation of all
    types of vouchers; Pay Cycle and payments execution.
  • In charge of the maintenance of the
    internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed
    are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted
    in Atlas; payrolls are duly prepared and processed; travel claims, MPOs
    and other entitlements are duly processed
  • Timely 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.
  • Maintenance of the Accounts Receivables for
    UNDP projects and follow-up with partners on contributions, deposits
    creation in Atlas and their application to AR pending items.
  • Timely VAT reimbursements, payment of GLOC
    by the Government.
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the
CO focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best
    practices in Finance.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks
    and communities of practice.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations
    UNDP Finance Associate career opportunity should hold Secondary Education
    with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University
    Degree in Business or Public Administration would be desirable.
  • At least six years of progressively
    responsible finance experience is required at the national or
    international level.
  • Previous exposure and 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.
Personal Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission,
    vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
    nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Encourages office staff to share knowledge
    and contribute to UNDP Practice Areas
  • Actively works towards continuing personal
    learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning
    plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
  • Ability to perform a variety of
    specialized activities related to financial resources management,
    including formulating budgets, maintaining Accounts Receivables and
    Accounts Payables, making transactions, reporting.
  • Sound knowledge of financial rules and
    regulations, accounting
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to provide input to business
    processes re-engineering, implementation of new system.
Leadership and Self-Management:
  • Focuses on result for the client
  • Consistently approaches work with energy
    and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored
    even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change
  • Responds positively to feedback and
    differing points of view
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender,
nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups
and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications
will be treated with the strictest confidence.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join
the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity
should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further
review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 27th
January 2017

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