UN Finance Associate Jobs Careers – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Title:      Finance Associate 
Organization: United Nations Population Fund
(UNFPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance Analyst
About UNFPA:
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN
agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is
safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the
possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives.
Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying
from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are
smaller and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever
before.
Job Summary:  The
Finance primarily delivers quality financial services to internal and external
clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures.
S/he takes a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the
rules, procedures and guidelines, providing support and guidance to the CO and
UNFPA-supported projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Supports the monitoring of programme financial
performance for all core and non-core resources by providing necessary
financial information and analysis, including implementation rate against
indicators/results. Detects potential over/ under expenditure problems and
proposes remedial action.
·        
Develops tools and mechanisms for effective and
efficient monitoring of programme and project budgets, coordinates compilation
of financial data and provides accurate and up-dated financial information to
HQ/RO/SRO on a continuous basis.
·        
Interprets financial policies and procedures and
provides guidance and training to staff and project managers. Strives to
identify ways in which programme financial needs can be met within existing
policies.
·        
Assists in the management of the Country Office
budget by budget formulation, controlling allotments, monitoring expenditures,
and preparing revisions according to the needs of the Country Office.
·        
Maintains an effective financial recording and
reporting system, internal control and audit follow-up, and processes financial
transactions in an accurate and timely way.
·        
Reviews and monitors charges for common services
and cost recovery taking into account maximum cost efficiency and represents
UNFPA’s interests in related negotiations and agreements.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNFPA
Finance Associate job opportunity should have completed Secondary Level
Education required. First level university degree desirable.
·        
A minimum of six years of relevant experience in
administration, finance or office management.
·        
Proficiency in current office software
applications and corporate IT financial systems.
·        
Business acumen – Independently gathers,
analyses, and interprets data and information from a wide range of sources
using appropriate analytical tools and professional standards. Identifies
warning signs based on financial analysis, probes for clarification or points
of concern and presents findings.
·        
Implementing management systems – Maintains
information/databases on system design features and develops system components.
Makes recommendations relative to work-processing approaches and procedures
which would lead to more efficient systems design.
·        
Client orientation – Establishes effective
relationships with internal and external clients, actively supports the
interests of the client and researches potential solutions to client needs.
Organizes and prioritizes work schedule and addresses client needs and
deadlines promptly and appropriately.
·        
Languages: Fluency in English is
required. A working knowledge of another UN language such as French, Spanish,
Arabic, Chinese or Russian is an asset.
N.B: There is no application,
processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not
solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not
discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants who wish to join the United
Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged
to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after
reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 28th June 2018
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