Finance Specialist (Fund Monitoring) at UNICEF, Geneva, Switzerland


Deadline: 7 May 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Finance Specialist (Fund Monitoring) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The Finance Specialist is responsible for overseeing a broad portfolio of statistical analyses for internal and external stakeholders; for monitoring the utilization of high-value grants; for producing data analyses for global reports such as the annual Report on Regular Resources, Schools for Africa and Schools for Asia report; and for monitoring Emergency appeals.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Finance Specialist will perform following functions-

  • Oversee the PFP Programme Donor Matching Unit, which is responsible for reviewing all incoming private sector contributions from National Committees, PSFR country offices and global private sector partners.
  • Responsible for the production and quality assurance of financial reports to donors.
  • Task include providing technical support in developing and updating the financial components of Global Thematic and Emergency Thematic Annual reports for private sector contributions.
  • Review and assure the quality of financial information presented in the Thematic reports and responds to National Committees and country offices frequent questions about programs and financial data including ad hoc revenue and expenditure analysis from fundraisers.
  • Responsible for overseeing a broad portfolio of statistical analyses for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Task include examining revenue and expense trends across the range of UNICEF programs as well as Natcom-specific revenue analyses.
  • Prepare quality income analyses as part of the efforts of PFP team to persuade National Committees and donors to provide less earmarked funding to the organization.
  • Oversees production and quality assurance of all financial elements of the annual Report on Regular Resources.
  • Serve as team’s primary liaison on the development, and upgrades to several IT solutions, including PFP’s Funds Remittance and Management (FRM) system, the VISION grants module and various global in Sight reports.
  • Review complex funding agreements to ensure adherence to UNICEF financial rules and regulations, policies and directives.
  • Coordinate the team’s response to Emergency appeals, including monitoring private sector income, promoting quality funding, and preparing weekly income data during high-profile emergencies.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: business administration, marketing, economics, finance, law or another relevant technical field.
  • First level university degree in a relevant field combined with 7 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Professional qualification and membership of an internationally recognized accountancy body (Certified Public or Chartered Accountant) is considered as an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience is required in financial management, including data analysis and reporting, or another relevant technical area.
  • Experience of developing written materials and/or presentations for donors is an asset.
  • Experience from UNICEF or other development agencies of work in the field is an asset.
  • Understanding of ERP systems such as SAP is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is considered as an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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