Admin and Finance Specialist, (P-3), Pyongyang, DPR Korea #529315

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 31 January 2020

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, protection

DPR Korea is a low-income country with a highly centralized, planned economy. It operates under heavy international sanctions and has a highly charged and visible political context. It has experienced serious shortages of food and energy, a reduction in economic growth rates, as well as recurring climate-related challenges resulting in a severe, chronic, and underfunded humanitarian emergency. Despite the exemption granted to humanitarian assistance, the imposition of sanctions, coupled with donor fatigue, has reduced the availability of resources to address even the most pressing of life-threatening situations.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF is the principal recipient of the Global Fund Phase 2 grant for first line TB and Malaria. The Admin and Finance Specialist provide financial and administrative support to the UNICEF country office management, in particular to the GFATM programme component. This entails:

Setting up financial and administrative systems for the GF-funded project in accordance with GFATM and UNICEF financial policies, guidelines, procedures, and agreements Managing financial transactions under GFATM grants Overseeing the development and maintenance of individual budgets as required for GFATM projects Ensuring development and maintenance of project accounts in compliance with GFATM procedures and guidelines Ensuring proper internal controls particularly for direct cash transfers, reimbursements and direct payments Generating and distributing financial reports and information for effective and responsible financial management and decision-making Preparing quarterly cash flow forecasts for the disbursement funds Ensuring proper tracking of financial expenditures and pipeline analysis, by grants, SRs and as required for grant management Ensuring proper guidance to SRs in financial matters pertaining to GFATM grant implementation Conducting financial monitoring visits to SRs Ensuring proper record-keeping for assets procured by GF grant including those donated to government partners

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other related field. (A first university degree in a relevant field, combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree) A minimum of five years of related professional work experience in financial management or audit Experience in international organizations desirable Experience with IPSAS and/or IFRS is an asset Experience with GFATM is an asset Work experience in emergency or hardship duty stations an asset Fluency in English. Knowledge of another official UN language, especially Russian or Chinese, or the local language is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

This vacancy is archived.