Accounting & Finance Manager at UNICEF, Abuja, Nigeria

Deadline: 6 August 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Accounting & Finance Manager in Abuja, Nigeria.

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UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Accounting & Finance Manager will perform following functions:

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  • Manage and ensure the effective, equitable and efficient operations of the office’s financial resources to support and facilitate the attainment of programmatic goals and objectives by meeting changing financial operational requirements.
  • Ensure effective and efficient financial operations that promote gender sensitivity and gender parity.
  • Advise management on financial issues.
  • Contribute to global and regional strategic planning and policy changes/formulation on operational matters as necessary relating to finance.
  • Provide technical input to contribute to the establishment of financial guidelines in close coordination with the Chief of Operations.
  • Implement the effective communication, training, roll-out, monitoring and evaluation of new initiatives, guidelines and procedures as it relates to finance, HACT, IPSAS and Vision.
  • Ensure efficient, cost-effective and transparent utilization of resources through knowledge and technology transfer between offices and consistency of approaches.
  • Play a role in strategic financial planning and decision-making within the UNICEF Operations and provides sound professional input and oversight to the development, reform and change of financial guide-lines, systems and procedures including but not limited to the management of financial resources using remote programming approach.
  • Collaborate with implementing partners on the review and strengthening of their financial systems under the Harmonised Approach to Cash Transfers(HACT) frame-work.
  • Participate in effective management process by providing technical advices and supports on financial matters to corporate committees as required.
  • Development of the financial component of the CPMP. CPMP is timely completed; contributes to the preparation of budget and documentation.
  • Participate in the country programme strategy, development, planning and preview/reviews meetings to identify finance related requirements.
  • Ensure all other financial operational reporting requirements are fully met for the office.
  • Monitor compliance with all operational systems and procedures and ensures integrity in all financial and other related administrative operations of the office.
  • Develop training to ensure effective financial operational performance and efficiency.
  • Develop and implements effective staff learning and development programme activities for both programme and operations staff on finance related matters for capacity building.
  • Advise Chief of Operations on finance matters and provides guidance on all financial submissions of the office; briefs office staff on financial policies and procedures providing authoritative advice; provides technical guidance to staff in the country and field offices on financial issues.
  • Collaborate with senior Programme Officers and country office staff providing creative problem solving in support of programming activities relating to finance while maintaining sound internal operational controls.
  • Represent the office in meetings with local banks and manages the office’s bank accounts and petty cash accounts.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Advanced university degree in accounting, financial management or economics.
  • 8 years of relevant professional work experience in accounting or financial management, both national and international work experience in management, finance, accounting or related fields.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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