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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Climate Mitigation Finance Expert 08 October 2020 Nat. Expert UNEP Brazil
UNEP
Brazil
Brasilia (BRA)
Portuguese,English,Spanish
16 November 2020
12 months
08 October 2020

Minimum age: 35 years old. Applicants must nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the supervision of the UNEP Climate Mitigation Unit Administrative Officer (AO) Nairobi, and with local supervision of the UNEP Climate Mitigation Unit Task Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for the following duties:

Project Design And Development:

  • Verify documents for overall accuracy, consistency and uniformity in presentation and ensure comprehensiveness and compliance, cross-check consistency of figures in tables with the text of the reports, and verify references to other reports and documents and ensure that all necessary corrections are incorporated.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets with respect to project documents.
  • Initiate set up of third party banking details for executing agencies.

Project Implementation:

  • Provide guidance to Executing Agencies on financial reporting as per the project cooperation agreement with that agencies, and on the templates to be used for meeting these reporting requirements
  • Track circulation of new project internalizations and all projects revisions through UNEP clearance and approval process
  • Prepare fund documents for budget allocations and prepare the necessary documents in the ERP Operating system.
  • Provide guidance to Executing Agencies on the expenditure report template; review expenditure reports to ensure (a) correct amount and objects of expenditures have been charged (b) validity of charges (c) availability of funds; provide feedback to Executing Agencies as necessary in order for the agency to complete the document correctly.
  • Initiate processing of expenditure recording.
  • Assist in the follow-up on outstanding financial and technical reports with the executing agencies.
  • Develop tools on tracking the financial report of all Executing Agencies, and keep these tools up-to-date
  • Provide guidance to Executing Agencies on the cash advance template, review cash advances received and provide feedback to Executing Agencies as necessary in order for them to complete the document correctly.
  • Process cash advances and follow up on remittances of funds, process UNDP fax authorizations and sub-allotments to Executing Agencies
  • Notify payees on status of payments and investigate complaints of non-receipt.
  • Prepare budget revision templates, provide guidance to Executing Agencies on the budget revision template, review budget revisions received and provide feedback to Executing Agencies as necessary in order for them to complete the document correctly.
  • Create Special Service Agreements/ Purchase Orders /Travel Requests (TVRQ)/Travel advances (RCTAs).
  • Assist in the Reconciliation of project accounts against independent audit certificates received from executing agencies.

Inform Executing Agencies of upcoming financial reporting requirements

Project Evaluation And Closure:

  • Update project database with relevant project information on revision/closure of project.
  • Assist in provision of financial information required in Project Implementation Review (PIR), Mid-term review/Evaluation and Terminal Evaluation.
  • Assist in the preparation of project completion and closing revision and supporting schedules.
  • Prepare request for refund of unspent balances.

General

  • Provide general administrative support.
  • Maintain and keep up-to-date project files
  • File and archive documentation in soft and hard copies and keep log of archived files.
  • Draft/prepare routine correspondence with respect to enquiries related to relevant financial and budget matters.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Master´s Degree in business administration, finance, accounting or actuarial studies OR Bachelor´s Degree in business administration, finance, accounting or actuarial studies with 2 additional years of work experience in the area.

Additional technical qualifications, certified public account (CPA) or equivalent are desired.

96 Months
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in finance, budget, accounting, administrative services or related area.
  • Experience with finance or administration within the UN system is an asset
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Finance, accounting and audit, Development programme/project administration, Other finance, economics and administration related experience

Computer skills: Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel is required.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only Brazilian nationals and legal residents in Brazil with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

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Application deadline: 08 October 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

UNV Internal Control Specialist 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Zimbabwe
UNICEF
Zimbabwe
Harare (ZWE)
English
Immediate
until 31 October 2021
30 September 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Deputy Representative – Operations or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and in close collaboration with all Operations and Programme sections, the UN Volunteer Internal Control Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

Process simplification:

  • Conduct process audits and identify areas for simplification;
  • In collaboration with key process owners and users,
    • Conduct ‘as is’ (value stream) mapping of major transaction processes to identify opportunities for reducing unnecessary steps, and digitalizing where appropriate;
    • Define revised ‘to be’ processes, ensuring effective alignment with policy and appropriate risk management, while streamlining process efficiency;
  • Support the implementation of transaction and process tracking tools to be able to report on processing timeliness, to enable analysis of processing bottlenecks and to present data on improvements;
  • Work with ICT to establish dashboards to capture efficiency data for major transaction flows;
  • Review other processes with process owners to identify and implement improvements as appropriate;
  • Act as Secretariat to the Simplification Task Force.

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documentation:

  • Based on outcome of reviews, prepare updated clear and concise process documentation, including one-page summaries, workflows, checklists and standard templates as appropriate for the process (using the most appropriate visual tools - Visio, flow charts etc);
  • Design easy to access SOP library in Sharepoint, and guide staff on how to access;
  • Conduct orientations on new processes as appropriate, with support of process owners.

Support to Risk Management:

  • Support the coordination of Risk Management efforts in the country office and provide Management with inputs on planning to address identified risks;
  • Assess the effectiveness of risk management and control processes of the country office and its compliance with the organizational policies and procedures. Formulate pragmatic recommendations and secure the agreement of Management to mitigate the identified risks.
  • Monitor and assess adequacy of actions taken to ensure the risks are mitigated and managed effectively, with a focus on tracking trends
Master degree or equivalent
  • Masters of Business Administration, audit, risk management or similar field; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
60 Months

5 years’ professional work experience at the national or international level in business administration, risk management, internal audit or similar.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation, Development programme/project administration

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UNICEF with professionalism, dedication and client orientation, and who must be willing both to work on programmatic/substantive aspects and to provide operational/logistical services. The following qualifications are required:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members and authorities at different levels;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent ability to quickly grasp and synthesize inputs;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Desirable: experience with project development and management, monitoring and evaluation, human rights-based approaches, capacity development approaches, are all assets;
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Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30-09-2020