Intern – Regional Cooperation and Integration Division – Manila, Philippines

Intern – Regional Cooperation and Integration Division – Manila, Philippines

Main Duties

Review of literature on the trends, lessons, and experience of the role of FinTech for payment systems. Description of recent developments in Asia’s payment systems, with emphasis on the role of digital payment systems. Preparation of a set of indicators to measure (i) development, (ii) efficiency, (iii) inclusion, and (ii) integration of Asia’s payment systems, incl. a distinction of conventional and e-payment systems. Design and estimation of a suitable statistical model or technique to determine the factors affecting development, efficiency, inclusion, and integration of Asia’s payment systems. A draft working paper that discusses the impacts of FinTech on payment systems in Asia, related opportunities and challenges, as well as policy considerations. Presentation of the paper in an ERCD seminar.

Requirements

Education
  • Currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in economics or finance with emphasis on finance and technology.
Relevant experience and other requirements
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and conceptual skills in economics and finance;
  • Experience in handling and analyzing large data sets on financial economics;
  • Sound knowledge of global FinTech developments and landscape;
  • Basic, or ideally sound, knowledge of the functioning of payment systems;
  • Demonstrated expertise in economic research;
  • Extensive knowledge of econometric and statistical approaches and high proficiency in statistical and mathematical programming software such as STATA, MATLAB, and EVIEWS;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Closing date for applications 31 January 2020 before midnight.

Senior Treasury Assistant – OSCE – Kyiv, Ukraine

Senior Treasury Assistant – OSCE – Kyiv, Ukraine

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the National Treasury Officer and overall guidance of the Head, Finance and Budget, the incumbent assists in administration of Treasury Office as a part of Finance and Budget Unit, implements and follows up with the basic OSCE rules and regulations described in OSCE Common Regulatory Management System (Financial Regulations, Financial Rules, Financial Administrative Instructions, Staff Regulations and Rules, etc.) More specifically, the incumbent will be tasked with:

  • Reviews payment vouchers/payment orders for completeness of information, including bank account details of the payments entered in the electronic banking system by other Treasury staff; and processes the payments.
  • Cash custodian for daily cash payments.
  • Reconciles cash, credit cards and bank accounts held in Mission, researches outstanding items, and makes queries for any recoveries with the Finance and Budget Unit, other departments and with banks.
  • Monitors and controls the Mission’s bank accounts in electronic banking system on daily basis.
  • Assists in payroll payments process: verifies payroll lists for Fields Offices, follows up with the other units and sections on subject of deployment/redeployment of Mission Members.
  • Analyses data on currency disbursements and assists in preparation of daily, weekly and monthly cash forecasts.
  • Monitors local currency markets and exchange rates, as well the local legislation with regard to cash/bank payments and informs the supervisor on any significant deteriorations.
  • Monitors bank charges assessed on all Mission’s bank accounts for correctness, makes recommendations to the National Treasury Officer for improving payment methods to minimize bank fees and ensures that all banking agreements are up to date.
  • Follows up with the retro and outstanding payments in ORACLE and informs the supervisor if any available.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Necessary Qualifications

  • The candidates should have the following minimum qualifications:
  • Ukrainian citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine;
  • Completed secondary education and formal training in the area of accounting, finance and computerized financial systems;
  • Minimum of six years relevant working experience in the field of finance, Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications and with ERP systems and electronic banking;
  • Professional fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian languages, both oral and written;
  • Knowledge in working with computers, including ERP systems (ORACLE, SAP), Access, word processing, and spreadsheet applications;
  • Ability to adjust to a broad range of new tasks in a complex administrational environment in a short timeframe;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment.
Closing date for applications 25 December 2019 before midnight.

Admin & Finance Associate – UNDP – Dili, East Timor

Admin & Finance Associate – UNDP – Dili, East Timor

Duties and Responsibilities

The Administrative and Finance Associate will be working for the ATSEA2 project under the direct supervision of the National Project Coordinator with oversight from the UNDP SDU Programme Manager. The Administrative and Finance Associate will perform the following tasks:

Administrative Support
  • Provide administrative support to National Coordination Unit (NCU) for effective implementation of all project activities. Where necessary liaise and coordinate with Regional Project Management Unit (RPMU) on administrative and financial matters to ensure effective project administration and resources use.
  • Assume overall responsibilities for administrative management and inventory to ensure full compliances that proper asset management is performed in adherence to UNDP rules, regulation and procedures.
  • Perform overall responsibility in general adimistrative matter such as provide assistance in recruitment, procurement, payment and correspondence, which includes drafting letters, memos, meeting invitations, meeting minutes and other correspondence.
  • Maintain filing system ensuring safekeeping of all records, reports and correspondence.
  • Assume overall responsibility in organizing and conducting (moderate, facilitate and translate) all meetings, workshops, trainings and events associated with implementation of project activities include prepare briefing and presentation materials, background information and documentation for meetings and missions.
  • Manage office supplies and assets including maintenance of stock list, distribution of stationery, keeping a log of asset distribution as a custodian include arrange vehicle transportation include logistical support for project operation and travel arrangement;
  • Perform any other tasks as required by the National Coordinator or designated programme official.
Finance Resources Management
  • Prepare and modify budgets in the ATLAS operational system as per orientation of the UNDP SDU Program Manager or National Coordinator.
  • Manage financial procedures: following up, resolving problems, and ensuring payments are processed from start to completion.
  • Monitor all expenditures through a shadow accounting-tracking mechanism so the precise financial status of the Programme is maintained.
  • Support National Coordinator to initiate project annual budget, review and perform budget revision and reversal.
  • Monitor budget delivery and implementation in order to alert the National Coordinator for timely modifications;
  • Prepare financial ad-hoc reports upon request of National Coordinator by UNDP SDU Program Manager;
  • Ensure all financial and related management of the Programme;
  • Review and ensure all requests for payments, requisitions and required vouchers, all payments and receipts are compliance with the UNDP Rules and Regulations;
  • Ensure control of supporting documents for payments;
  • Maintenance of internal expenditures control system, which ensures that vouchers and all transactions are correctly processed and recorded in Atlas system;
  • Ensure that payrolls, travel claims or any other financial entitlement are duly processed and ensure timely correction actions on any financial or budget errors;
  • Process and monitor petty cash and cash advance management;
  • Act as focal point for internal and external audits and accounts examinations;
  • Ensure proper filling and record of all financial transactions;
  • Assist all project staff on financial management related issues;
  • Undertake the accounting tasks of the projects;
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial reports as per agreed work plan;
  • Perform any other tasks as may be required by the National Coordinator or programme Manager.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • High school certificate with minimum 5 years of working experience in office management, finance and administration, programme support;
  • University degree with 3 years of relevant working experience
Experience
  • Experience working in a manner that achieves outputs, deliverables and results;
  • Experience coordinating/managing own work;
  • Communication and organization skills;
  • Working experience with an UN organization/agency is desirable;
  • Knowledge of UNDP Finance system, ATLS is great advantage;
  • Specialized training in office management and administration is highly desirable.
Language Requirements
  • Excellent writing and spoken skill of the UN working language (English) and Tetum;
  • Knowledge of Portuguese is advantage.
Closing date for applications 17 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Finance Assistant – OSCE – Kramatorsk, Ukraine

Finance Assistant – OSCE – Kramatorsk, Ukraine

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision the Administrative Officer and overall guidance of the Director, Administration and Finance /Finance Unit in HQ the Finance Assistant assists with Finance activities in the following services:

  • On a daily bases prepares and examines documentation for processing staff/supplier’s financial claims, creates and validates payment and receipt of invoices, hotel bills, rent payment of facilities and premises utilized by OSCE, payment of utilities used by OSCE, excess luggage reimbursement, etc.; Interprets OSCE Staff Rules and Regulations applicable to process payment and reimbursement and advises Mission Members accordingly when required.
  • Prepares accounting of petty cash/Cash Operational Advance, prepares all other forms and paper work electronic or actual-as required by Administration and Finance.
  • Assists in distribution of Board and Lodging Allowances BLAs, salaries and reimbursements within Monitoring Team (MT)/Patrol Hub (PH)/Forward Patrol Base (FPB) in his /her Area of Responsibility (AoR); assist with processing of Payment Method Forms.
  • Prepares Official Travel Authorizations, ensures that the balance of travel advances in excess of amount of the travel claim is recovered and the remaining obligations pertain only to unpaid expenses.
  • Ensures the timely and correct administration of financial entitlements of staff, such as reimbursement of internal and external duty trips, initial appointments, separation, deployment, re-deployment, temporary reallocations, training, Home Leave/Rest and Recuperation (R&R) travel reimbursement, etc.
  • Handles administrative aspect of MT/PH/FPB needs of accommodation, transportation, office supplies, conference rooms, materials, editing and printing, translation and interpretation, equipment, etc.
  • Maintains communication with government officials, donors, international and non-government organisations by drafting written correspondence, arranging, organizing and participating at meetings, conferences and training courses involving national and international counterparts.
  • Keeps minutes from meetings and drafts reports, updates and maintains current registers and files, some of which are highly confidential.
  • Briefs or trains junior/newly appointed staff when needed.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Ukrainian citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine;
  • Secondary education supplemented by specialized studies in Administration, Accounting, Finance;
  • Minimum 4 years of working experience in accounting in a national or international large administrative set up;
  • Professional fluency in the English, Ukrainian and Russian languages, both oral and written;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications and desirable experience with ERP systems;
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure, proven resilience to high stress environments;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment.
Closing date for applications 24 December 2019 before midnight.

National Investment Promotion Country Coordinator – Kenya

National Investment Promotion Country Coordinator – Kenya

Main Functions

The general tasks of the National Investment Promotion Country Coordinator will be as follows:

  • coordinate local counterparts and ensure that the roles and responsibilities as defined in existing work programmes, job descriptions, agreements are adhered to in a timely manner and with sufficient focus on output quality;
  • he/she will hold frequent meetings with the implementing partners and project beneficiaries at the country level;
  • he/she will interact frequently with EU Delegation in countries, with other focal points of the micro & macro-level component and ACP country-level focal points;
  • he/she supports the CTA in the planning and organizing of capacity building interventions, workshops and conferences;
  • he/she ensures constant and timely reporting to UNIDO HQs.

The consultant will report to and regularly interact with the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) of the Programme who oversees the work of the Programme Management Unit (PMU) at UNIDO HQs in Vienna, Austria. On issues of strategic importance, he/she may, under certain circumstances, also report to or work directly with the Lead Project Manager based at UNIDO HQs. He/she also works under the supervision of the UNIDO representative office in the country and is thus expected to seek continuous alignment of his/her work with the pertinent UNIDO work streams at the country level.

The Consultant is expected to become acquainted with the overall project document framework including the project objectives, workstreams, activities and sub-activities, expected outputs and the broader and country-level work plan. He/she is required to send weekly and monthly reports about the performed and ongoing work. Besides, the Consultant is expected to provide inputs when country-level reports must be integrated into overall project wide progress reports.

The specific tasks will include the following:
  • Support the CTA and Lead Project Manager in the overall country planning, reporting and management of the project, including the development of the country work plan and its periodic monitoring to determine the achieved progress;
  • Facilitate all aspects of the project inception and implementation phases, including the collection of information and relevant data about the subject matter, the undertaking of desk research on matters pertaining to investment promotion and investment mobilization activity in the country and undertaking the required direct liaising with investment promotion stakeholders in the country;
  • Where and as applicable, identify and engage with investment promotion institutions (IPIs) in the country, enabling an effective stakeholder mapping and engagement to support the projects investment promotion coordinated actions. In addition, he/she is expected to support the identification of investment opportunities emanating from existing IPIs as well as directly from private domestic enterprises in selected sectors;
  • Support and manage investment promotion capacity building activities in the country including the sensitization of IPIs about said events, fulfilling the required organizational role in event preparation and implementation as well as ensure adequate follow-up linked to the delivery of project related activities. Linked to the follow-up of capacity building, actively support IPIs in their delivery of project service-subcontract commitments and facilitate UNIDO HQ and national counterparts linkages related to the same;
  • Facilitate the work of other Individual Service Agreement (ISA) holders and subcontractors assigned for the activities of the project and provide technical review and inputs to reports thus ensuring the compliance with the needs of beneficiaries;
  • Contribute to the preparation of promotional material (brochures, newsletter, advertisements, press releases, presentations, etc.) as per EUs Visibility and Communication Requirements in order to create awareness, visibility, and publicize project results; prepare/compile background materials or data from different sources (Internet, Intranet or other publications) as required for missions, meetings and preparation of reports of the Programme;
  • Undertake other reporting and ad-hoc assignments, including:
  • Provide inputs to technical reports and assessments undertaken on implemented investment promotion work linked to the project objectives and activities;
  • Support the CTA and the Lead Project Manager in the design and drafting of the country level sections of progress reports and other ad hoc reporting requirements, based on the gathering of relevant data and information pertaining to ongoing and/or upcoming project activities implemented directly by UNIDO or by various project stakeholders;
  • Support the CTA, PMU members and UNIDO HQ in general, in the development of draft documents, presentations, official correspondence and press releases etc. as required during the course of the project implementation. Similarly, support the preparation of ad-hoc programme reports upon request of UNIDO, the Donor, and any other project counterpart;
  • Fulfill any other assignment requested by the CTA or LPM dealing with other project related tasks including those linked to UNIDO Country programmatic frameworks and any other task assigned by the UNIDO Country Representatives in agreement with the Lead Project Manager;
  • Facilitate and support project technical missions to the country undertaken by the Lead Project Manager, the CTA and other UNIDO Experts.

Minimum Requirements

Education
  • Advanced university degree in Economics, Business Management, Political Science, Engineering, International Studies or other relevant discipline, ideally with a specialization in Project Management, or Private Sector Development.
Languages
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language desirable.
Field of Expertise
  • A minimum of 5 years practical experience in the field of Project Management and/or Enterprise Creation and Development.
  • Experience at the international level, involving technical cooperation in developing countries, would be desirable.
Closing date for applications 19 December 2019 before midnight.

Emergency Specialist – Risk Monitoring and Analysis – New York

Emergency Specialist – Risk Monitoring and Analysis – New York

The Emergency Specialist (Risk Monitoring and Analysis) will facilitate UNICEF’s global risk monitoring and analysis, including research and analysis of issues potentially affecting UNICEF’s humanitarian response, including natural and human-induced threats and the related vulnerability of children and those who care for them. The Emergency Specialist will research and draft analytical reports, liaise with key partners and allies, and support the development UNICEF’s analytical systems and related analytical capacity, policies and technologies.

Responsibilities

Summary of key functions/accountabilities
  • Carries out global risk scanning and analysis at regular intervals, in coordination with HQs, ROs and COs and HQ, to inform and help trigger emergency preparedness and response.
  • Researches and analyses natural or human-induced threats and the related vulnerability of children and those who care for them in countries of interest to UNICEF around the world, to support emergency preparedness actions or programmatic adjustments.
  • Provides technical advice and training on risk monitoring and analysis processes and policy to relevant staff at HQ/RO/CO
  • Supports development of technological innovations in UNICEF’s analytical processes
  • Continuous, effective and strategic cooperation with key actors.
Duties/Tasks
  • Carries out global risk scanning and analysis at regular intervals, in coordination with HQs, ROs and COs and HQ, to inform and help trigger emergency preparedness and response.
    • Liaise and coordinate information sharing with HQ, RO, and CO focal points for risk analysis and monitoring.
    • Participate and/or initiate meetings on risk analysis/monitoring with EMOPS, other HQ Divisions, ROs and COs as appropriate.
    • Review COs and ROs risk analyses (in the EPP) and provide feedback (or support ROs in providing timely feedback).
    • Produce risk analysis/monitoring briefs.
  • Researches and analyses natural or human-induced threats and the related vulnerability of children and those who care for them in countries of interest to UNICEF around the world, to support emergency preparedness actions or programmatic adjustments.
    • Coordinate with UNICEF HQ, RO and CO to identify key risk-related issues requiring further study/analysis.
    • Identify appropriate data sources including UNICEF data platforms, UN Departments, Agencies, Funds and Programmes and external entities – open sources, subscription services, NGOs, academia, think tanks etc.
    • Research and draft analytical papers of varying length on identified topics/dynamics, to include, inter alia, socio-political, security, conflict, humanitarian, population movement, access etc.
  • Provides technical advice and training on risk monitoring and analysis processes and policy to relevant staff at HQ/RO/CO.
    • Provide technical assistance on risk analysis/monitoring issues to HQ/RO/CO.
    • Support coherence with ERM, BCM and SRM procedures, concepts and tools as regards risk analysis.
    • Support development of online and in person trainings to build risk analysis capacity
    • Support implementation of trainings as above.
  • Supports development of technological innovations in UNICEF’s analytical processes.
    • Maintain a wide professional network, keeping abreast of ideas and innovations in humanitarian research and analysis.
    • Keep abreast of the development and implementation of UNICEF and other humanitarian data platforms, including E-Tools, Innovation Department, DRP, DEEP etc. in conjunction with EMOPs, GCCU and IT.
    • Keep abreast of external software developments, around social media monitoring, analysis software, data analysis/mining/fusion platforms, media monitoring/aggregation etc.
  • Continuous, effective and strategic collaboration with key actors.
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with key actors/allies, including UN AFP and Departments (especially OPSCEN equivalents, e.g. UNOCC), NGOs, academia, private sector, think tanks etc

Requirements

Education
  • An advanced university degree  in political science, economics, international relations or another relevant science/social science field.
Experience
  • At least five years of experience in humanitarian risk analysis
  • Experience analysing the risk to vulnerable populations posed by both natural and human-induced threats, using methods of estimating likelihood/probability and impact, and drafting related reports
  • Demonstrated skills in using data for analytical purposes
  • Experience using ArcGIS or Q-GIS, especially for analytical functions, is an asset
  • Experience using data analysis software such as SPSS or R is an asset, as is experience with data visualisation tools such as Power BI or Tableau
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in another UN language highly desirable
Closing date for applications 19 December 2019 before midnight.

Senior Economist – EIB – Luxembourg

Senior Economist – EIB – Luxembourg

Accountabilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Division you will:

  • Prepare economic and financial analysis on topics of critical importance to the EIB and impacting, operational strategies and policies (e.g. investment, investment finance, access to finance for SMEs, innovation, R&D, skills and labour market issues, cohesion policies, etc.)
  • Contribute to the EIB Investment Report, the EIB flagship publication on Investment in Europe and other research products of the Department, with original research
  • Work to further develop the EIB Investment Survey, contributing to survey developments, analytical work, presentation and EIB focused strategic analysis based on the survey
  • Identify clear links between economic analysis and policy and strategy priorities for the EIB, keeping in mind past achievements and future trends
  • Participate in the drafting of key policy papers and reports for senior management and general use;
  • Assess risk, by providing in -depth economic analysis of countries and financial sectors, under the region of own responsibility
  • Propose improvements of processes, procedures, methodologies, and working methods
  • Participate in the design and organisation of roundtables, conferences, seminars and events and support the dissemination of information inside and outside the bank
  • Participate in the development of division and departmental research work plans, assuring that your research activities contributes to the overall program.

Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Economics or related field or a relevant Master’s degree plus additional highly relevant academic or experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of solid experience in applied economic research.
  • Broad knowledge of all of the most common areas of economics, including applied quantitative methods.
  • Previous research experience with firm level data (e.g. ORBIS) and strong quantitative skill.
  • Research experience in topics associated to EU Cohesion, income convergence and inclusion, labour market and skill issues, energy transition and climate and more generally structural issues related to investment, will be considered a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent drafting and presentation skills in English, ability to communicate with clarity and concision.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and/or French(*), with a good knowledge of the other. (Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage).
Closing date for applications 03 January 2020 before midnight.

Senior Economist – FAO – Rome, Italy

Senior Economist – FAO – Rome, Italy

Key Functions

  • Plans, manages, or leads highly specialized or multi-disciplinary teams, leads, coordinates, and/or participates on Organization-wide, cross-Departmental committees, project teams, and working groups, and/or provides technical leadership/secretariat services on technical networks and/or international technical policy and standard setting bodies.
  • Analyses global and country specific requirements as well as agricultural, economic, social, environmental factors to provide critical input into the FAO Strategic Framework, Programme of Work as well as Detailed Work Plans and the supporting budgets and/or resourcing strategies.
  • Implements and monitors work programmes involving the conception and development of comprehensive statistical and/or analytical frameworks including early warning, medium and long term plans and strategies, leading edge tools, methods, systems and databases, critical indicators, and/or policy models, etc.
  • Oversees and reviews data collection, validation, analysis and reporting activities to support the development of technical standards, international instruments, innovation, FAO flagship publications/yearbooks, and/or on-going programme development as well as technical and/or policy advisory services.
  • Provides technical and policy advice to Member Countries and technical support to decentralized offices in the development and implementation of their programmes of work.
  • Plans, organizes and participates in capacity development activities involving the provision of advice, technical assistance projects, training workshops, seminars, and meetings as well as oversees the development of related materials, on-line tools and information kits.
  • Represents the Organization at international/inter-governmental meetings and conferences, advocates strategic partnerships, best practices, and increased policy dialogue and develops and negotiates effective working relationships/consensus and agreements with international and national partners.
  • Leads and/or participates in resource mobilization activities in accordance with the Corporate strategy.

Specific Functions

  • Manages the human and financial resources of the team, including the recruitment and supervision of consultants;
  • Leads and coordinates the operation, maintenance and development of EST’s commodity simulation modelling system (Cosimo), including the underlying database and post-simulation analysis tools.
  • Manages the production and publication process of the annual Agricultural Outlook report, from planning to the publication of the report and follow-up actions.
  • Plans and provides capacity development on medium-term projections and model simulations;
  • Undertakes forward-looking scenario analyses of global agricultural commodity markets and related interdisciplinary projects, using the modelling system;
  • Prepares regular contributions and reports on commodity markets and trade, with focus on emerging issues, and ensures the Division’s quality contributions to FAO’s publications as appropriate;
  • Prepares notes, briefs and statements for senior management on specific topics related to medium-term commodity market outlook and emerging issues;
  • Develops and implements strategic partnerships and promotes collaborative work, including joint reports and publications, in the area of commodity markets, agricultural trade and related issues;
  • Perform other tasks and duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in economics, agricultural economics or a related field.
  • Ten years of relevant experience in forward-looking economic analysis of agricultural markets, trade and policies, economic modelling and projections.
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish)
Closing date for applications 17 December 2019 before midnight.

Financial Management Specialist – UNDP – Kuala Lumpur

Financial Management Specialist – UNDP – Kuala Lumpur

Duties and Responsibilities

Monitoring of Financial Resources and Corporate Analytics
  • Compiles and interprets critical resource data and projections as inputs to performance assessment and management decision-making process
  • Assess performance of the HQ Units and COs against the financial dashboard and other financial indicators, identifying areas of improvement
  • Analyzes trends in resource plans, allocations and budgets to assess the organization’s direction
  • Assesses and monitors the utilization of all management resources (operating/staff) and development resources (regular/other), to confirm availability of resources, integrity of balances and provision for reserves
  • Assist the Manager, Financial Resources  in the development and provision of policies and procedures on financial resources and budget management
Performance Assessment and Feedback
  • Participates in indicator and target setting to establish reliable performance assessment criteria
  • Coordinates, compiles, analyses and interprets performance related data for resources and results, to facilitate senior management’s review and assessment of such
  • Supports the refinement and development of performance assessment tools to enhance the performance assessment process
Monitor adherence to UNDP’s cost recovery policies
  • Monitor adherence to UNDP’s cost recovery policies and manage cost-recovery related funding sources to include: 1) HQs Central XB Account; 2) HQs Reimbursable Services (RS) Account through monitoring of RS income and expenditure, in coordination with Client Service Teams; and 3) UN Reimbursable Services and Jointly Financed Activities.
  • Provide inputs to enhance Atlas, including design of enhanced GMS functionality, monitoring and reporting.
  • Enhanced attribution of organizational costs to development projects with emphasis on activities related to DIM and CO support to NIM (direct project costing);
  • Further sharpening in the attribution of centrally managed costs through ongoing analyses, pro-forma cost build-ups and management of reserve accounts;
  • Sustainable funding of reimbursable services provided by COs (UPL) and by HQs to UN Agencies.
Managerial Functions
  • Resource Management by supporting the Financial Resources Manager, FBM in providing strategic and data inputs
  • Manage periodic financial tasks, including the update of pro-forma cost information and UPL costs
  • Content Management by ensuring (1) prescriptive content within functional area is continuously updated and available (2) Best Practices are continuously identified, documented and made available to clients and peers and (3) appropriate and up-to-date information and learning tools are available.
  • Information Technology Management through leveraging PeopleSoft functionality for improved business results, simplification of transaction and reporting processes.
  • Matrix Management by ensuring product/results, handovers and consultations are prepared and executed, as well as effective and efficient management of a multitude of partnerships with clients and external stakeholders.
Other Duties
  • Participate in other strategic initiatives within the Office of Financial Resources Management.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Advanced (Masters) University Degree in Business Administration, or Finance/Accounting or a professional accounting qualification from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy.
  • Those with professional accounting qualifications from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage.
Experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in integrated resource management with proven expertise in the utilization of related software applications and programmes; Combined Country Office and HQs experience preferred
  • Experience of ERP (the Atlas) system.
  • Functional and operational knowledge of IFRS or IPSAS will be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience of IPSAS and/or IFRS is required for external candidates.
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage, particularly Spanish or French
Closing date for applications 11 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Research Analyst – WorldFish – Batu Maung, Malaysia

Research Analyst – WorldFish – Batu Maung, Malaysia

Key Responsibilities

  • Support semi-independently and independently the foresight modelling team in econometric analysis and modeling.
  • Be responsible for collecting, validating, and analyzing data with high accuracy.
  • Conduct literature review and document literature for modeling and analysis purposes.
  • Coordinate with team members, collaborators and partners in both science and project management aspects.
  • Participate in and contribute to the implementation of various research activities in collaboration with research partners nationally and globally.
  • Participate with to develop and apply online data collection tools for fish system research.
  • Plan and conduct stakeholder consultation workshops, capacity building training courses, and other activities related to research, development and technology transfer (both science and management aspects).
  • Assist in drafting presentations for workshops, conferences and meetings.
  • Collect and analyze data, and contribute to writing reports and drafting papers for scientific publication.

Requirements

This job might be for you if you have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Economics, Agriculture Economics, Aquaculture, Marine Biology, Statistics or any related field.
  • At least 2 years working or research experiences with knowledge in using either STATA, GAMS, R, Matlab, Python, database software, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent data mining, quantitative analysis and econometric skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth quantitative and statistical analysis and good data reporting skills, with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience with mobile data collection tool using Open Data Kit (ODK), KOBO toolbox or other data collection platform.
  • Knowledge on data visualization using GIS software, e.g. QGIS, ArcGIS, etc.
  • Experienced in conducting literature reviews of academic publications, research reports, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Able to multitask; work within deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills, hardworking with a good work ethic.
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight.

Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs – Female Talent Pool

Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs – Female Talent Pool

The main responsibilities include:

  • Management of the Field programmes (education, health, relief and social services, microfinance) and acting as the principal adviser to the Field Director on these functions;
  • In close collaboration with other senior staff in the Field, ensuring the development, preparation, coordination and monitoring of relevant strategic planning documents such as the Field’s Strategic Response Plan, Biennium Budget and the Mid-Term Strategy, ensuring an integrated approach to the management of programmes and exercising decision-making authority over human and financial resources and capital assets of the Field, in line with UNRWA regulatory framework and SPARE principle (strategy, policy, accountability, results and envelopes);
  • Providing support and advice to the Field Director in implementing the Agency plans for comprehensive programme and management reform; leading the implementation of pertinent reform initiatives in his/her programme cluster; coordinating the work of cross-functional teams to achieve field-wide outcomes and promote integration of cross-cutting issues into the Field programme framework;
  • Providing guidance and support to senior programme and/or administrative staff; mentoring and evaluating for staff development purposes, as necessary;
  • Liaising with government and local authorities to ensure their cooperation in facilitating the Agency’s operations; assisting the Field Office Director in managing and promoting interagency and donor relations;
  • As assigned, acting for the Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs during his/her absence, with full responsibility for the Field operation, and reporting to the Commissioner-General USG and/or Deputy Commissioner-General, ASG;
  • Where applicable, act as the Field security focal point and liaise with the Agency’s Chief Security Adviser and the Department of Safety and Security in the Field, where available;
  • Undertake relieving assignments and perform other related duties as may be required by the Field Director.

Requirements

Education
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in social sciences, public administration, or economics, supplemented by studies in management, as applicable; a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
Work experience
  • At least 10 years of experience in programme management including at least six years managing large-scale, multi-sector programmes in a large governmental or international organization, working at international level outside one’s home country; Significant experience in managing large teams;
Language(s)
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Desirable qualifications
  • Knowledge of activities of UNRWA operations and services;
  • Knowledge of Middle Eastern geo-political realities and its socio-cultural implications;
  • Experience with United Nations administration/financial policies and practices;
  • Working experience in Syrian Arab Republic and/or Middle East;
  • Working knowledge of Arabic.
Closing date for applications 31 December 2019 before midnight.