NATIONAL POST: Administrative/Finance Associate

United Nation Population Fund (Nairobi, Kenya) 2 days ago

Job Summary

The post of Administrative/Finance Associate is located in Nairobi and working for UNFPA Somalia Country Office and reports to International Operations Manager.

Under the guidance and supervision of the International Operations Manager, the Finance/Admin Associate provides functional leadership in Finance and ensures effective functioning of financial operations and systems in support of the Programme and office management.  S/he supervises Finance Assistants in the Country Office and is expected to provide guidance to the finance Associates in the sub-offices.

S/he delivers quality services in Financial Management to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures.  She takes a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines in service of the country Programme, providing support and guidance to the Country Office and UNFPA supported projects.  S/he works closely with Programme and Project staff providing financial monitoring and analysis of projects and advising managers on expenditure trends and implementation rates.

The Admin & Finance Associate is expected to maintain collaborative relationships with all technical staff (Programme Officers and project staff) as well as government counterparts.

Educational requirements:

Completed secondary level education required. First level university degree in business administration or public administration is desirable. Full accounting qualifications such as completed ACCA, CPA will also be accepted.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Seven years of relevant experience in administration, programme/project finance management in the public or private sector including at least 4 years in the same functional area. 
  • Ability to interpret financial rules, regulations and procedures and explain them clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to interpret administrative and personnel rules, regulations and procedures and explain them clearly and concisely. Experience of UN Personnel and administrative procedures desirable;
  • Proficiency in use of spreadsheets, word processing and computerized accounting systems;
  • Previous experience in the UN, as well as, experience of UN accounting framework and systems, Atlas/PeopleSoft desirable; and familiarity with ATLAS will be an asset. proven capacity in use of web-based applications; good knowledge of Results Based Management.
  • Good writing and communication skills. 

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