United Nations is recruiting into an important position
This position is located in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria (CONIG). Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator and guidance of the UNODC Finance Officer, the Project Finance Officer is responsible for effective and transparent utilization of project financial resources and integrity of financial services of the project. The Finance Officer promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNODC / UNDP rules and regulations. S/he analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues. The Finance Officer promotes a collaborative approach consistent with UNODC /UNDP rules and regulations.
The Finance Officer would work in close collaboration with the Operations Team in the UNODC Country Office, UNODC HQ and with the Operations staff of UNDP in Nigeria, beneficiary Agencies’officials and Partners, ensuring successful and efficient project financial implementation.
NATIONAL PROJECT OFFICER – FINANCE OFFICER
|Duties and Responsibilities|
|The Finance Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Human Resources’ Management
Knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the Project and UNODC Country Office and guidance to all stakeholders on financial matters focusing on achievement of the following results:
Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
UNODC Operations Team, Country Office staff and HQ staff in the Division for Management, Financial Resources Management Service, UNDP Operations Team in Nigeria and project beneficiaries.
|Required Skills and Experience|
|Education: Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree) in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or Public Administration, or a professional accounting qualification from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy. Professionally qualified accountants from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage. Candidates with a first-level university degree and at least 6 years of qualifying professional experience may be considered.
Experience: A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in providing financial management services, managing staff and operational systems. 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 and ERP financials, preferably PeopleSoft, FOML and ATLAS a plus. Experience of IPSAS and/or IFRS an asset. Knowledge of European Union financial procedures an advantage.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.
United Nations Considerations:
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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