Finance & Administration Associate Vacancy, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
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The United Nations Population Fund
(UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the following position in Abuja:
Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Under the guidance and supervision of the International Operations Manager, the Finance/Admin Associate provides functional leadership in Finance and ensures effective functioning of financial operations and systems in support of the Programme and office management. S/he supervises Finance Assistants in the Country Office and is expected to provide guidance to the finance Associates in the sub-offices.S/he delivers quality services in Financial Management to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures. She takes a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines in service of the country Programme, providing support and guidance to the Country Office and UNFPA supported projects. S/he works closely with Programme and Project staff providing financial monitoring and analysis of projects and advising managers on expenditure trends and implementation rates.The Admin & Finance Associate is expected to maintain collaborative relationships with all technical staff (Programme Officers and project staff) as well as Government counterparts.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 works with programme staff and output managers to ensure that these are addressed.
Develops tools and mechanisms for effective monitoring of Programme and project budgets, coordinates compilation of financial data and provides accurate and up-dated financial information to HQ on a continuous basis.
Integrates financial policies and procedures particularly relating to NEX 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.
Monitors the Institutional Budget and ensures financial transactions are in accordance with UNFPA financial rules and procedures.
Ensures the effective financial recording and reporting system, internal control and audit follow-up and processes financial transactions in and accurate and timely way. Proposes procedures to improve internal controls and efficiency and responds to audit issues.
In consultation with the International Operations Manager,, Deputy Representative, and Unit Heads, follows up on Funding Authorization and Certificate of Expenditures (FACE) and ensure that FACEs are received timely from IPâs and recorded.
Monitors the dashboard to ensure that any items requiring corrections are worked on on a timely basis and serves as the focal point for completion of integrated accountability checklist.
Provide logistical and technical support to the Programme implementation to the Implementing partners in the areas of Programme Financial Management.
The ideal candidate should: Be a Nigerian National, (Male or Female)
Possess a Bachelorâs degree or Higher National Diploma in Accounting/Finance, Business Administration or related field. Full accounting qualifications such as completed ACCA, CPA will also be accepted.
Have a minimum of 7 yearsâ experience preferably in programme/project finance management in the public or private sector including at least 4 years in the same functional area. Familiarity with UN Operational Rules and Regulations; direct working experience in applying and handling UN Operational rules and regulations and familiarity with ATLAS will be an asset.
Be Fluent in oral and written English;
Be proficient in current MS Office software applications and other accounting package is essential.
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