Deputy Chief Financial Officer at UNOPS, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Deadline: 11 April 2019

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Deputy Chief Financial Officer in Copenhagen, Denmark. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief Financial Officer will perform the following functions:

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  • Strategic advisory services
    • Contribute to the formulation of UNOPS overall strategies and policies through advisory services to the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director and participation in the senior management group on current and future business operations and strategy development and planning.
    • As requested, represent the CFO in the senior management team, ensure the strategic alignment of financial management policies and services with the business goals of UNOPS, sustaining the organization’s ability to adapt and respond to the external environment.
  • Financial leadership
    • Act as Officer-in-charge (OIC) in the absence of the CFO.
    • With the CFO, lead and empower the Finance Practice Group in the design and delivery of an integrated platform of services, which ensures highly responsive service to clients, management and project staff while safeguarding the integrity of financial systems and resource liquidity in accordance with UNOPS policies.
    • Assess the performance and efficacy of financial services and take decisions and/or recommend to the CFO major changes and/or alignment in operations to enhance and/or maintain efficacy.
  • Financial Management and Control
    • Lead the implementation of financial policies that capture developments in financial management, promoting the comparative advantage of UNOPS and demonstrating effective stewardship of resources to clients and donors.
    • Ensure that systems and processes for financial administration, financial control and protection of the organization’s resources and assets are in place and designed in conformity with appropriate ethical standards and monitor their continuing effectiveness in practice.
  • Financial information and reporting
    • With the CFO, lead the development and implementation of the UNOPS strategic budget process, providing guidance, support, analysis and input to stakeholders throughout, articulating important financial issues and proposing appropriate solutions.
    • Consolidate the overall budget for UNOPS, guiding and influencing organizational decision making to focus available resources on the most critical strategic priorities.
  • Knowledge Management and Innovation
    • Lead the development and introduction of innovation to ensure UNOPS is continually incorporating best practices approaches in the delivery of project services.
    • Ensure the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or other related financial field is required.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with an exceptional track record of progressively responsible leadership experience in financial management and accounting, including large team management.
  • Knowledge of IPSAS, IFRS or GAAP is required.
  • Solid experience in the UN/Public Sector is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience as a Deputy CFO (or equivalent) of a large organization, is highly desirable.
  • Full working knowledge of English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language, in particular, Spanish, is an asset.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at UNOPS.