Programme Associate – Local Development Finance at UNCDF, New York, United States

Deadline: 28 August 2019

UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Associate – Local Development Finance in New York, United States. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Programme Associate – Local Development Finance will provide a wide range of programme and finance support services and ensure full compliance of LDFPA programme operations with the UNCDF operational framework in line with the UN/UNDP rules, regulations and policies.

UNCDF makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs).

Key Job Responsibilities

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The Programme Associate – Local Development Finance will perform the following functions:

  • Provide effective programme support to the management of the Local Development Finance (LDF) programme:
    • Follow up on performance indicators/ success criteria, targets and milestones, preparation of reports.
    • Analysis of the situation in programme, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions.
    • Assist in preparation and conduct of audit of LDF projects, implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Administration and implementation of programme strategies, adapts processes and procedures:
    • Provide programme and finance support and ensure full compliance of LDF programme operations with the UNCDF operational framework in line with the UN/UNDP rules, regulations and policies.
    • Assist the LDF Deputy Director to resolve questions related to budgets and payments.
    • Provide timely response to field programme colleagues’ requests to resolve financial data issues.
  • Administrative support to the LDF Management & Programme Colleagues:
    • Proper control of the supporting documents for payments, review of LDF projects Financial Reports.
    • Provide guidance on all travel related matters, in consultation with MSU Travel colleagues and assist with preparation of travel request for staff and consultants.
    • Prepare expense report and file all supporting documents; follow up reconciliation of travel and expense report.
  • Support in creation of strategic partnerships and facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing:
    • Track and reporting on mobilized resources.
    • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.
    • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in programme.
    • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Secondary Education, preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance.
  • Candidates having Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNCDF.

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