Project Accountant

Application closing date: 27 May 2019

Project Accountant – Role overview

Managing the project budget and grant reporting

Skills, qualifications and experience

Technical Accounting Expertise–Degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree.

Budget management–

  • Support the Finance department in effectively managing the project budget.
  • Support the Finance department inaccurately phasing the annual budget on a quarterly and monthly basis based on the project work plan.
  • Monitoring budget to actual expenditures, producing regular and special budget reports, performing various budget analyses, calculating budget adjustments caused by revised projections and advising team project manager and management appropriately.
  • Coordinating the preparation and monitoring of budgets for the project as per both internal and external formats, on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Financial Support and control;

  • Ensure the accurate and timely input of financial data to ensure sound financial reporting and management. Reviewing and posting all field staff liquidations in Sun system
  • Ensure all payment vouchers are well supported, approved invoices, LPOs, requisitions, quotations, and other supporting documents.
  • Prompt response to and processing of financial queries from staff, volunteers, suppliers and partners.
  • In close coordination with Field project staff maintains a system to monitor and forecast cash requirements to meet administrative and project expenditures.
  • Establishes monthly cash requirements for the field staff and make a timely replenishment.
  • Ensuring that the VSO financial policies and procedures are complied with by all parties and helping in the identification of gaps and working with the HOFO on how to address the gaps.
  • Ensuring regular monthly Grants meetings, financial monitoring in the field are undertaken and any findings and recommendations are implemented in good time.
  • Maintain an organised and effective financial filing system for all Finance documents including vouchers.

Grant Management and Financial Capacity;

  • Manage the donor reporting timetable for the project/program and ensure reports are produced in a timely manner
  • Support and advise partners in submitting their reports and accountabilities
  • Checking of accountabilities submitted by volunteers and staff against budget and query of any variances.
  • Understand the donor rules and regulations and ensure all staff and volunteers are following and complying with donor and VSOK rules for the grant.
  • Support the Project Business Advisor to produce and submit the donor reports on time.
  • Support the finance manager to produce high-quality monthly management reports for the Head of Finance, Country Director and the Region based finance team, advising on any variances.
  • Provide an excellent, analytical monthly and periodic Grant status reports to the Project Business advisor and other VSO offices as required.
  • Work with the HOFO in ensuring that all activities, preparations and follow-up with respect to donor audits are done on time.
  • Full-fill other appropriate level responsibilities as defined by the Head of Finance from time to time
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Business Development Services Advisor

Application closing date: 24 June 2019

Business Development Services Advisor  – Role overview

You will be working hand in hand with team members of the Global Livelihoods team, located around the world, and Livelihoods teams in the country offices of VSO Tanzania, VSO Uganda and VSO Kenya. You will support documenting VSO’s work in the area of Enterprise Development and advise on improvements and future focus of the work. Your input will ensure that VSO is delivering a relevant package of Business Development Services (BDS) to male and especially female entrepreneurs operating SMEs in different sectors and geographical areas.

Skills, qualifications and experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business management or social science, Entrepreneurship, Economics or related is required
  • Background on training, education or facilitation skills will be the most advantageous factor for this position.
  • Communication – communicates at various levels depending on the audience and content of the message, communicates the rights message, excellent in communication consistency between partners in the project
  • Analysis and creative problem-solving – proactive to deliver solutions to challenges. Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need. Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
  • Flexibility – ability to be proactive in changing the environment of working, business management, entrepreneurship is desirable, experience in people management and ability to work in a multinational with flexibilities of cultural differences.
  • Good writing skills

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open-minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

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Human Resources Associate

Application closing date: 26 May 2019
HR Associate – Background Information – Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.

The HR Associate works in close collaboration with the Programme, Project and Operations staff in the Country Offices and with UNOPS HQ staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

Under the direct supervision of the HR Officer and the overall direction of the Head of Support Services as well as the technical guidance of IPAS HR, the HR Associate is responsible for administering and implementing services, plans, and processes covering the array of Human Resources Management service lines for optimal employee and talent management, i.e. recruitment, learning, performance management, transition, organizational development, and contract management. S/he serves as the first contact for internal and external clients in resolving questions on processes and procedures and provision of guidance and information related to HR initiatives and services to a wide range of UNOPS clients.

Functional Responsibilities
Functions / Key Results Expected 1.     Support for policy development and implementation

  • Contribute to HR policy development and corporate HR initiatives by assisting to collect data on trends, risks and opportunities and sharing local HR best practices.
  • Assist with projects in support of HR initiatives for the attainment of business objectives in line with the corporate HR strategy.
  • Support the communication of HR policy changes and new HR initiatives to management and personnel, providing guidance as needed.

2.     Advisory Services

  • Provide guidance on HR-related systems and processes including but not limited to Recruitment, Contracts, Position Management, Performance Management, Benefits and Entitlements consistent with UNOPS rules and procedures.
  • Provide advice and guidance to personnel on administrative procedures, processes and practices.
  • Act as liaison between unit and internal and external clients and provides proactive customer service to expedite completion of projects, and provide information.
  • As the first face of HR, ensure that new hires’ first impressions are positive and that they have all in-processing information completed.
  • Advise hiring management and guide personnel on UNOPS recruitment and performance management processes, and learning and development initiatives, resources, and plans.
  • Provide advice to supervisors on good practices, policies and procedures in performance management, including managing of underperformance.
  • Support the implementation of institutional gender and diversity initiatives, providing education and advice on issues related to equity, compliance, inclusion, and diversity.

3.     Talent Acquisition and Administration

  • Assist in recruitment processes ensuring best practices are used for effective and efficient talent acquisition in line with UNOPS policy.
  • Actively participate in workforce planning at the office and project level and guide clients through recruitment and selection processes. Take lead on requisition initiation, longlisting, testing and interviews, formal approvals, selection minutes, reference checking, fee calculation, offers and rejections, and updating recruitment on-line information system.
  • Inform and advise UNOPS personnel, consultants, partners and project personnel on their conditions of service and entitlements according to their contract modality, expediting actions to facilitate their efficient, timely, and client-focused onboarding.
  • Liaise with UNOPS’ HR related groups such as SSC on personnel administration matters and submit transactional HR service data (normally within the ERP system).
  • Research precedents and present recommendations to the supervisor, taking into account institutionalized exceptions. Undertake research on a range of HR related issues and assist in the preparation of notes/reports.
  • Establish and maintain monitoring systems, advising the supervisor on the status of pending requests and approaching deadlines. Follow up on teamwork processes to ensure clearance, approvals and timely workflows
  • Answer questions and follow-up with personnel and management to ensure completion of absences requests, performance management cycle, and other HR processes etc. in electronic information systems.
  • Liaise with relevant HQ and UN system units to exchange information and follow up on pending issues.
  • Set up and maintain reference files/records.
  • Follow up or process payroll verification.
  • Monitor status of HR actions to facilitate timely action by the supervisor and line management, including on transactions initiated, expiring appointments/contracts, and pending separation actions.
  • Support efficient planning and management of the HR unit, including drafting annual recruitment plans, implementing designated projects in line with the corporate HR strategy, overseeing personnel file systems as well as provision of related statistical summaries and tracking movements of UNOPS personnel within the relevant business units.

4.     Team Management

  • Facilitate the engagement and provision of high-quality results and services of the team supervised through effective work planning, performance management, coaching, and promotion of learning and development.
  • Provide oversight, ensuring compliance by team members with existing policies and best practices.

5.     Knowledge building and knowledge sharing

  • Provide support to the organization, facilitation and/or delivery of training and learning initiatives for personnel on HR-related topics.
  • Provides sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice by synthesizing of lessons learnt and dissemination of best practices in human resources.
  • Collect feedback, ideas, and internal knowledge about processes and best practices and utilize productively.
  • Undertake research on a range of HR related issues and provide content for notes/reports including quarterly and year-end reports for monitoring, statistical and review purposes by management.
  • Liaise with relevant HQ and UN system units to exchange information and follow up on pending issues.

Impact of Results

The effective and successful achievement of results by the HR Associate directly impacts on the compliant execution of HR processes in the respective unit and the efficient and effective performance within it. These promote the credibility of the organization as an effective service provider in project services and management.

Education

– Completion of Secondary education is required. First University Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent disciplines is desirable. – Knowledge of  UN policies, procedures and practices highly desirable

Experience

– Minimum of six years of relevant experience in an international and/or national organization in providing HR advisory, recruitment, and/or HR-generalist services. – Some experience in UN system organizations is desirable – Proficiency in computers and office software packages (MS Office) and experience in handling of web-based management systems is required. – Experience in the use of HR information systems, Enterprise systems including OneUNOPS is desirable.

Languages
– Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is required.
Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement

Contract level: Local ICA Support 6

Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

Please note that this is a local position and it is open to nationals of Sudan only

Background info – Sudan

The UNOPS Sudan office is based in Khartoum and works closely with the Government of Sudan and international partners to support humanitarian response, recovery and development initiatives. UNOPS is the United Nations sector lead for the Basic Infrastructure Sector in Sudan and helps partners achieve their project goals in sectors including: water resource management, education, census and elections, human resource management and mine action.

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ICS Youth Engagement Officer

Application closing date: 27 May 2019

ICS Youth Engagement Officer -Role overview

You will support the delivery of the ICS Innovation Strategy enabling youth volunteers to be lifelong active citizens and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on your youth engagement expertise and innovative thinking, you will establish and strengthen youth engagement platforms. You will proactively collaborate, influence and support colleagues to design, deliver and share learning  from quality engagement initiatives that enhance the personal and professional development of young people globally.

Skills, qualifications and experience

You will be passionate about empowering young people to be agents of change. As a dynamic self-starter, you will be able to prioritise your workload and collaborate effectively with a range of functional teams. You will drive your initiatives forward while keeping key stakeholders informed and consulted.

Essential criteria:

  • Significant experience (3-5 years) of global youth engagement approaches, particularly effective network/movement building
  • Strong understanding of international development/youth volunteering for development (graduate degree or equivalent work experience)
  • Extensive understanding of, and practical experience in, designing and delivering activities that enable meaningful youth engagement, including youth-led or co-designed projects, at national and/or global levels
  • Excellent project management skills, including process design, feedback loops and budget management
  • Proven experience of cross-cultural working in a matrix management environment
  • Ability to work proactively, effectively and flexibly across multiple locations simultaneously
  • Effective and inclusive communication / interpersonal skills with people at all levels, including the ability to use tact, diplomacy and persuasiveness
  • Experience of analysing and synthesizing complex information, including data and statistics, and supporting youth to use it
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Specialists in Law

 

If you are an EU national interested in these opportunities, chat online to EU Careers recruiters on May 28th.

Please note this opportunity will only officially open for applications on 06 June 2019


The European Commission is looking for specialists in Law and Finance.

The European Commission is currently looking for specialists (AD 7) in the following fields:

  1. Competition law
  2. Financial law
  3. Economic and Monetary Union law.

In these three fields of law, the tasks comprise conducting market investigations, carrying out legal and economic analyses and assisting or representing the legal service of the European Commission in litigation before the Courts of the European Union (field 1). Duties include drafting and negotiating legislation, controlling the conformity of national laws with EU law (field 2), as well as participating in preparing the convergence report for euro area entry processes and the EU accessions negotiations with regard to Economic and Monetary Union (field 3).

To apply, you need a university degree of at least 3 years followed by 6–9 years of professional experience in the field (depending on your education). You require a diploma in law to apply for the fields of financial law and economic and monetary union law. Additionally, you must be an EU citizen and have a thorough knowledge of one of the 24 EU languages and a satisfactory knowledge of either English, French, German or Italian.

For detailed information on required qualifications and work experience, selection procedure and how to apply, please visit specialists-law-finance.eu-careers.eu. You can find out more about EPSO’s equal opportunities policy on our dedicated page.

The application period opens on 6 June and the deadline is 9 July 2019 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.

As an employer, the Institutions and Agencies of the EU offer a community of experts with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career. Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU. The multicultural, international and diverse teams that make up the Institutions work together to benefit the lives of EU citizens and beyond.

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Graduate Administrators

 

If you are an EU national interested in this graduate opportunity, chat online to EU Careers recruiters on May 28th.


The EU is looking for young graduate administrators

Are you a recent graduate with an excellent skill set? Do you prosper in an international work environment? Are you motivated to help shape the future of Europe?

The EU institutions offer the opportunity to work on some of the most pressing challenges we face as a society. We are currently looking for talented graduates and young professionals to meet these challenges and to take on a broad range of tasks in formulating and delivering EU policies and managing resources. We require resourcefulness and resilience but we also provide opportunities to make a significantly positive impact on Europe.

Working for the EU means being part of one of the most impressive integration projects of our time. You will be part of diverse teams dealing with topical issues such as fighting climate change, managing migration, countering terrorism or boosting economic growth and creating jobs. Protecting personal data, ensuring food safety, securing passenger rights when travelling, enabling sustainable technology and preserving nature are just a few of the wide range of topics we are working on. To find out more about what the EU does for its citizens, please visit the website EUandme.

New members of staff usually start their career in Brussels or Luxembourg with opportunities to seek to work in locations across Europe and around the world.

To apply, you need a university degree of at least 3 years in any field, knowledge of 2 EU languages and EU citizenship. Students in their final year of studies can also apply if they receive their diploma by 31 July 2019.

The application period runs between 23 May and 25 June, at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.

For detailed information on the requirements, selection process and how to apply, please visit graduates.eu-careers.eu. You can find out more about EPSO’s equal opportunities policy on our dedicated page.

Reference:  EPSO/AD/373/19

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Volunteer role: Employment and Entrepreneurship Adviser

Volunteer role: Employment and Entrepreneurship Adviser – Role overview

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to improving the employability of vulnerable and marginalised people, including women, youth and people with disabilities in the countries that VSO is working in. The ideal person for this position will be working hand in hand with members of the Global Livelihoods team, located around the world, and Livelihoods in the country offices of VSO Tanzania, VSO Uganda and VSO Kenya. You will support documenting VSO’s work in the area of employment and entrepreneurship and advice on improvements and future focus of the work. Your input will ensure that VSO is delivering a relevant package of employment and entrepreneurship services to marginalized youth.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Qualifications (essential): Bachelor’s Degree in Business management or Social Science, Entrepreneurship, Economics or a related field.

  • Background on training, education or facilitation skills will be the most advantageous factor for this position.
  • Communication – communicates at various levels depending on the audience and content of the message, communicates the rights message, excellent in communication consistency between partners in the project
  • Analysis and creative problem-solving – proactive to deliver solutions to challenges. Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need. Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
  • Flexibility – ability to be proactive in changing the environment of working, business management, and entrepreneurship is desirable, experience in people management and the ability to work in a multinational environment with flexibilities of cultural differences.
  • Good writing skills

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open-minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which mean accommodation varies and will be basic. In your application please specify that you found out about this opportunity on GCFjobs.com

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Administrators in the field of Audit (AD7)

 

The EU is looking for Auditors (AD 7), If you are an EU national interested in this position, chat online to EU Careers recruiters on May 28th.


Reference number: EPSO/AD/372/19 – AD 7
Open for application: 07/05/2019
Deadline: 12/06/2019 – 12:00 (Brussels time)
Location(s):
Grade: AD 7
Institution/Agency: European CommissionCourt of Auditors Type of contract: Permanent official

The European Union is looking for experienced specialists (AD 7) in the field of audit. The recruited new members of staff will work primarily in the European Commission in Brussels and the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg.

Auditors of the EU institutions undertake a variety of external, internal and ex-post control audits. They provide assurance to management by undertaking audits in a broad range of EU policy areas examining compliance with laws and regulations and value for money. The tasks include assessing how well risks are being managed, how the organisation is governed and whether internal processes are working well. As the duties also include providing advisory services in all operational fields of the EU, auditors may be required to operate in the various EU Member States and third countries during their career. Additionally, as an experienced auditor, you will also lead audit assignments by allocating tasks and supervising the audit team.

To apply, you need a university degree or a professional qualification in a relevant field and also at least 6–7 years’ relevant professional experience of which at least 3–4 years in the field of audit (depending on your level of education). Additionally, you must be an EU citizen and have a thorough knowledge of one of the 24 EU languages and a satisfactory knowledge of either English or French.

For detailed information on requirements, selection procedure and how to apply, please visit auditors.eu-careers.eu. You can find out more about EPSO’s equal opportunities policy on our dedicated page.

The application period opens on 7 May and the deadline is 12 June 2019 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.

As an employer, the Institutions and Agencies of the EU offer a community of experts with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career. Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU. The multicultural, international and diverse teams that make up the Institutions work together to benefit the lives of EU citizens and beyond.

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Administrators in the field of Audit (AD5)

The EU is looking for Auditors (AD 5), If you are an EU national interested in this graduate position, chat to EPSO recruiters on May 28th.

Reference number: EPSO/AD/372/19 – AD 5
Open for application: 07/05/2019
Deadline: 12/06/2019 – 12:00(Brussels time)
Grade: AD 5

The European Union is looking for young talented graduates (AD 5) in the field of audit. The recruited new members of staff will work primarily in the European Commission in Brussels and the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg.

Auditors of the EU institutions undertake a variety of external, internal and ex-post control audits. They provide assurance to management by undertaking audits in a broad range of EU policy areas examining compliance with laws and regulations and value for money. The tasks include assessing how well risks are being managed, how the organisation is governed and whether internal processes are working well. As the duties also include providing advisory services in all operational fields of the EU, auditors may be required to operate in the various EU Member States and third countries during their career.

To apply, you need a university degree or a professional qualification in a relevant field. Additionally, you must be an EU citizen and have a thorough knowledge of one of the 24 EU languages and a satisfactory knowledge of either English or French.

For detailed information on requirements, selection procedure and how to apply, please visit auditors.eu-careers.eu. You can find out more about EPSO’s equal opportunities policy on our dedicated page.

The application period opens on 7 May and the deadline is 12 June 2019 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.

As an employer, the Institutions and Agencies of the EU offer a community of experts with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career. Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU. The multicultural, international and diverse teams that make up the Institutions work together to benefit the lives of EU citizens and beyond.

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IDB Invest – Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

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IDB Invest Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Officer – Financial Clients

Background: The Investment Operations Department (INO) is responsible for generating a portfolio of high quality, creditworthy, and environmentally and socially sound projects that result in significant development impact. The business cycle goes from the identification, selection, origination and execution of transactions to their monitoring. 

INO follows a matrix model, with three Segment Divisions covering Infrastructure and Energy, Financial Institutions and Corporates, and three transversal areas such as the Financial Products and Services Division the Advisory Services and Blended Finance Team, and the Portfolio Management Division.

Our teamIn the Gender, Diversity and Inclusion team we are convinced that inclusive business is a better business. Our mission is to support IDB Invest clients in creating a more inclusive business by building inclusive strategies for the employees, supporting the creation of more inclusive products and inclusive value chains.  We focus on the inclusion of underrepresented groups such as, but not limited to, gender, indigenous and traditional people, people with disabilities and Afro-descendants. 

What you will do: 

Focusing on financial intermediary clients (banks, funds, and FinTechs), you will advise them in the creation, implementation and monitoring of their diversity and inclusion programs with a focus on employees, products or value chains. Key activities you will be working on:  

  • Support and advise clients on the creation, implementation and monitoring of their D&I programs across our focus areas and focus themes.
  • Ensure the delivery of training/workshops programs for clients
  • Consult with senior leadership teams to support local implementation and delivery, when required
  • Collaborate with the relevant internal teams to mainstream diversity and inclusion across all IDB Invest areas and ways of working
  • Draw upon internal and external D&I data and insights to implement targeted initiatives that support the client’s business strategy
  • Improve IDB Invest external reputation by ensuring representation and public speaking at external events
  • Lead the participation in third-party surveys to drive external reputation (receiving awards)
  • Identify global external influencers and stakeholders with which IDB Invest can partner in order to drive initiatives (meetings, conferences, etc.)
  • Support the team fundraising efforts (donor governments, private foundations, multilateral development banks, other financial institutions)
  • Collaborate closely with the Communications and HR teams, among others, in order to build a targeted approach in amplifying IDB Invest diversity and inclusion programs

 In addition:

  • In collaboration with Segment Divisions, support the identification and design of diversity and inclusion interventions
  • Act as Diversity and Inclusion Advisor for Segment Divisions by building and nurturing relationships with Investment Officers
  • Handle preparation of lessons learned related to gender and diversity within and outside the IDB Group, including technical input for the design of project-level communication products, including, press release, brochures, knowledge products and IDB Invest’s blog posts.

Skills you will need:

  • Education: You hold a Master’s Degree in economics, international development, public and/or international affairs, finance, business administration, engineering or other relevant fields.
  • Experience: You have at least five (5) years of relevant experience working in the field of diversity and inclusion in private sector companies, consultancies or development institutions.
  • Languages: you are fluent in English and Spanish. Portuguese or French is a plus.

Opportunity Summary:

  • Type of Contract: Staff, fixed-term
  • Length of Contract: 3 years
  • Starting Date: As soon as possible
Additional Information
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Finance Associate (Thai national only)

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Director of Financial Management in Headquarters (HQ) and the daily supervision of the Finance Specialist, the Finance Associate is responsible for the execution of a wide range of financial services and administrative processes in the Regional Office (RO), ensuring timeliness, efficiency and transparent use of financial resources and delivery of services in accordance with organizational financial rules, regulations, policies, procedures and approved allocations. The Finance Associate promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations, standard practices and guidelines.

The Finance Associate works in close collaboration with the Operations Team in the Regional Office as well as with the Operations and Programme teams in UN Women HQ for solving complex finance-related issues and information delivery.

1. Provide finance and accounting services and support to the Programme and Operations teams

  • Prepare PO and non-PO vouchers for making payments for projects by ensuring correctness, completeness, timeliness, and full compliance to UN Women policies, guidelines, rules and regulations;
  • Lead, guide and supervise Finance Assistants in providing timely and quality payment and accounting services to programme teams at Regional Office in Bangkok and Project Offices in designated countries; Review payment transactions prepared by the Finance Assistants to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with UN Women policies, guidelines, rules and regulations;
  • Monitor and oversee self and team performance to ensure timeliness of payments and other finance and accounting services by doing a regular review of pending incoming requests, and take actions as appropriate;
  • Regularly review pending unprocessed vouchers, undertake and ensure corrective actions on unposted vouchers caused by budget check errors, match exceptions and delayed approval;
  • Review and make payment of advances to implementing partners. Review, sample check, and record liquidations of advance based on financial reports (FACE) received from partners. Ensure proper verification and certification of the financial reports carried out by project managers and in compliance with UN Women policies and guidelines;
  • Prepare General Ledger journal entries (GLJEs) and Accounts Payable Journal Vouchers (APJVs) from proper supporting documents authorized by the budget owners and project managers;
  • Ensure partners’ rating is done and verification of FACE supporting documents are carried out according to the partners’ rating as required by the Policy, Procedure and Guidance Framework (PPG);
  • Undertake and ensure proper allocation of office rent and other office recurring expenses among all relevant projects;
  • Ensure timely processing of VAT exemption documents for eligible vendors’ invoices;
  • Provide inputs and take necessary actions to facilitate timely financial project closure;
  • Support financial donor reporting by providing timely information and taking necessary actions as required by UN Women Virtual Global Service Centre for financial donor reporting.
  • Assist with preparation for Audit of Projects and Partners by third-party audit firm particularly in the preparation of FACE-to-ATLAS reconciliation. Assist in review and response on audit issues, follow-up and/or take actions on audit recommendations to ensure implementation of corrective actions.
  • Assist in undertaking capacity assessment on potential partners as a member of the Committee for Partners’ Assessment (CPA) as required by the Policy, Procedure and Guidance Framework (PPG);
  • Review accounts receivables for UN Women projects and follow-up with project managers and finance section at the regional office and/or headquarters on contributions, deposits creation in the ERP system and their application to accounts receivables pending items;
  • Review and record service fee and cost recovery charged on work done for UN Women by other UN agencies.

2.  Manage month-end and year-end account closure

  • Take proper actions, follow up, and monitor all the financial items in month-end and year-end closure instructions and checklist through timely and effective coordination with all programme and operations units;
  • Oversee and ensure proper handling and control of petty cash fund at Regional office and Project Offices. Ensure monthly petty cash expense report, monthly reconciliation, physical cash count, and replenishment are done timely according to the petty cash policy;
  • Manage Staff Advance/Receivables and other balance sheet accounts and related account reconciliations. Ensure timely advance clearance and follow up on outstanding items.
  • Monitor advance to implementing partners, ensure and follow up for timely liquidations, with special attention on aged items;
  • Monitor month-end and year-end accruals to ensure completeness and accuracy thru coordination with programme colleagues;
  • Monitor each month over-expenditure of budgets and follow up for corrective actions with Budget Owner;
  • Review transactions in the ERP system (ATLAS), to ensure correct uses of expenditures and other account codes, Ensure payroll and other financial transactions are properly posted, and take correction action as required;
  • Coordinate and collect information for reporting of year-end office inventory to HQ;
  • Handling of ad-hoc requests and inquiries from HQ.

3.  Implement financial strategies, and adapt processes and procedures in full compliance of UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems

  • Perform duties in full compliance with UN Women financial regulations and rules, policies and standard operating procedures, and internal controls including compliance with the approval authorities as in the Delegation of Authorities (DOA) and Internal Control Framework (ICF) table;
  • Keep abreast of and ensure full compliance with amendments to International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS);
  • Review and verify financial transactions, activities, and documentation prepared by Finance Assistants; taking corrective actions as needed and reporting any unusual activities;
  • Monitor financial exceptions reports for unusual activities or transaction, investigate anomalies and report to the supervisor conclusions and/or present recommendations for actions/decisions;
  • Provide advice and recommend solutions to a wide range of financial issues;
  • Monitor the proper functioning of the financial resources management system for office and programmatic budgets and resources;
  • Implement and monitor cost saving and reduction strategies;
  • Respond to instructions from the Chief of Accounts or Finance Section in relation to financial transactions.  Undertake timely corrective actions as requested by the Finance Section to resolve financial data issues or provide information;
  • Participate as a member of the Regional office team in the internal and external audits of the Regional Office or Country Offices in the region
  • Follow-up on audit recommendations to monitor the implementation of corrective actions;
  • Actively promote a client-oriented finance service to Regional office and Country offices.

4.  Prepare and administer the RO budgets in full compliance of UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems

  • Formulate budget for management fund of the Regional Office, create a project in the ERP system, monitor fund allocation, monitor expenditures, and prepare budget revisions according to the needs of the RO, and in compliance with UN Women Cost Recovery Policy;
  • Assist Project Managers in the monitoring of budget versus expenditures and in timely utilization of budget and fund balances;
  • Monitor the setup of budgets in ATLAS by projects to ensure they are in accordance with budgets as agreed with donors and are input into ATLAS at the detailed Activity ID level;
  • Track the appropriate and timely use of financial resources and monitor unutilized fund; monitor regularly transactions posted to projects ensuring actual expenditure has been recorded against correct budget category and activity, take timely corrective actions as required;
  • Provide assistance in the Annual Work Plan entry in Results Management System (RMS) as required.

5.  Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing

  • Conduct training for UN Women staff to ensure compliance with UN Women financial regulations and rules, policies and standard operating procedures, including internal controls;
  • Conduct training for implementing partners to ensure full compliance with UN Women financial reporting requirement (FACE) and UN Women verification of partners’ supporting documents of expenditures reported on FACE, and other finance-related requirements as indicated in the signed partner agreement, as well as preparation for project audit, if applicable;
  • Collect and compile lessons learned and best practices in financial management and services. Disseminate to clients and stakeholders as appropriate to build capacity and knowledge;
  • Contribute to financial business operational practices and management of new initiatives and innovations.
  • Supervise and guide staff and personnel under responsibility, as applicable, provide technical guidance and monitor performance to ensure delivery of results according to plans and standards of accountability and performance;
  • Undertake all training in relation to financial management provided, including webinars from headquarters.  Actively promote participation in training for all Finance Associates in the country offices in the region.

Education:

  • Completion of secondary education is required.
  • Specialized national or international certification in accounting and finance is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting is an asset
  • Successful completion of UN Women Accounting and Finance Test is required. The test will be conducted during the recruitment process.

Work Experience:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in finance;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and spreadsheet and database packages.
  • Experience in the use of web-based ERP financial system (i.e. SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.) is desirable;
  • UN Experience is an asset.

Language Requirement:

  • Fluency in English and Thai is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
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Volunteer role: Equipment Maintenance Specialist

Application closing date: 31 March 2020

Role overview

The volunteer will build the capacity of the local Biomedical Technicians in hospitals to maintain and repair medical equipment. The overall placement objective is to build the capacity of relevant staff in the placement hospital to do the installation of basic medical equipment, minor maintenance and to manipulate the machines appropriately.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Technology.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the field of Engineering and able to perform maintenance of medical equipment
  • You are fully accredited
  • You have the ability to work with limited technical resources
  • You have experience in training, coaching and supervision
  • Fluent English proficiency
  • IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Desirable:

  • Background in public health or health economics will be added advantage.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open-minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Start Date – 16/09/2019

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