Deadline: 12 October 2019
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance Associate in Dili, East Timor. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The Finance Associate will be expected to significantly contribute to inclusive economic growth, while supporting the other two components in a substantial way.
UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Finance Associate will perform the following functions-
- Ensure implementation of operational and financial management strategies to ensure CO programme/project delivery targets are achieved efficiently and effectively through:
- Full compliance with UN/UNDP rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up; implementation of the effective internal control framework.
- Input to CO finance business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management.
- Provision of inputs for implementation of cost-saving and reduction strategies in consultation with the office management.
- Ensure administration of budgets and functioning of the optimal cost-recovery system through:
- Preparation, modification and revision of budgets for UNDP management projects; follow-up with HQs on ASL for management projects.
- Presentation of researched information for planning and status of financial resources of the CO.
- Timely preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for the services provided by UNDP, implementation of the income tracking system and follow up on cost recovery.
- Provide accounting and administrative support to the Finance Unit through:
- Proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports for Direct Implementation Modality (DIM) projects and agencies; preparation of all types of vouchers for UNDP Operations, programme and non-Atlas agencies, Pay Cycle and payments execution.
- Proper receipting of goods and services and establishment of accruals.
- Timely corrective actions on erroneous data in Atlas.
- Preparation of financial reports as required.
- Ensure proper CO cash management functioning through:
- Timely review of cash position for local accounts to ensure sufficient funds on hand for disbursements. Liaise with UN Agencies for their estimated cash needs on monthly basis.
- Timely identification and recording of receipts for income application.
- Timely response to GSSU and HQ requests to resolve financial data issues.
- Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO through:
- Organization/conduct of training for the operations/programme/projects staff on Finance.
- Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in Finance.
- Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Applicants must have:
- Secondary Education is a requirement.
- Specialized certification in Accounting and Finance and University Degree in Business or Public Administration would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
- 6 years of progressively responsible finance experience and specialized knowledge of banking policies and procedures and accounting systems is required at the national or international level.
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
- Fluency in English and Tetum.
- Working knowledge of Portuguese would be an advantage.
- Nationality of East Timor.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNDP.