National post, fixed term appointment, G-7

Admin/Finance Associate

9 July 2018

UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office, Johannesburg, South Africa

*Please note that this vacancy is open only to nationals of South Africa, Non-Nationals with Permanent Residents or Holders of Valid Work Permits for South Africa*

Job Setting:

The Admin/Finance Associate provides financial support to the Joint UN Regional Programme on SRHR/HIV and GBV Integration and the HIV efforts of UNFPA ESARO, in Johannesburg, South Africa.  S/He reports to the Project Coordinator based at UNFPA ESARO and falls under the overall leadership of the HIV Prevention Advisor and will work in close consultation with the International Operations Manager of UNFPA ESARO and the operations team at UNFPA.

The Admin/Finance Associate will support the four participating UN organisations to obtain and compile the annual budgets, monitor financial expenditure, generate financial donor reports and financial project closure for submission to the Division of Communication and Strategic Partnerships at UNFPA that serves as the Administrative Agent of the Programme. S/he will work closely with the four participating agencies to undertake regular reviews of country financial procedures and records to ensure that these are compliant with the rules and regulations of the organisation concerned and the requirements of the funder. The Admin/Finance Associate works in close collaboration with the staff of the Operations and Finance Unit of UNFPA ESARO, the finance and operations teams of the four participating UN agencies, and the participating Country Offices, as well other UN entities in HQS and COs for resolving complex finance-related issues and information delivery.

Job Purpose:

The Admin/Finance Associate will provide financial support to the Joint UN Regional Programme on SRHR/HIV and GBV Integration Programme and the HIV efforts of UNFPA ESARO. S/he will support the four participating UN organisations to obtain and compile the annual budgets, monitor financial expenditure, generate financial donor reports and financial project closure. S/he will work closely with the four participating agencies to undertake regular reviews of country financial procedures and records to ensure that these are compliant with the rules and regulations of the organisation concerned and the requirements of the funder.

Education: 

Completed Secondary Level Education required. A basic Accounting or Finance degree is desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 7 years’ experience in relevant finance work.
  • Experience in the financial management of donor programmes including the development budgets, monitoring financial expenditures and developing reports for donors within a regional context with multiple partners and stakeholders is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing complex financial reports required
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of database packages, working experience in web based ERP financial systems (i.e. SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc).
  • Knowledge of IPSAS and/or IFRS is desirable.

Languages: 

Fluency in English. Depending on the duty station, a working knowledge of another UN language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian may be required.

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