UNODC - Programme Associate, UNODC Global Programme on Addressing Global Prison Challenges (GLOZ85)

  • Added Date: Monday, 13 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020

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  • Assists Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer and National Programme Officer in preparation of general correspondences, memorandums, budget information including forecast, schedules / programme events’ calendar and other materials;
  • Assists with recruitment of International Experts/ Consultants and oversees/ monitors recruitment processes in line with UNDP rules and regulations including drafting ToRs, initiating tenders for Individual Contract / Consultant recruitment, pre-evaluation of candidates and preparing recruitment package; Support to coordinate the work of International & National Experts/ Consultants. Provides guidance/feedback to International Experts/ Consultants whenever needed;
  • Contributes to and responsible for finalization of programme costed work plan / travel plan / procurement plan, as well as drafting press-releases and media coverage reports for programme activities / events;
  • Provides support in monitoring of programme delivery against costed workplans and coordination between regional and country levels. Prepares and contributes to information, reports and other documentation related to the Programme/project activities in the region: 
  • Provides support in any research and data collection efforts related to the UNODC Regional Programme for CA (XAC/Z61) & UNODC Global Programme on Addressing Global Prison Challenges (GLOZ85), tracks required information and follows up on correspondence under Programme activities including organization of Programme regional events;
  • Assist in organizing internal/external meetings related to programme design / implementation / reporting.  
  • Process Invoices in the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP);
  • Proper maintenance of the Accounts Receivables and Payables and follow-up with relevant parties on timely clearance of those accounts. Ensure proper establishment of accruals;
  • Investigate erroneous/invalid entries and communicate with the Regional Office Finance Unit in order to take appropriate corrective accounting actions;
  • Ensure timely VAT reimbursements to UNODC;
  • Assist the Regional Office Finance Unit in implementation of the financial management strategies, as well as knowledge/practice sharing as and when required;
  • Maintaining internal expenditures control system by ensuring that payments processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in the system.
  • Prepare financial forecast and financial analysis to ensure effective programme financial management and draft relevant financial reports on regular basis. 
  • Collection and systematization of information on potential suppliers of services/goods;
  • Ensuring tender selection, canvassing of the supplier of services/goods in accordance with UNODC and UNDP requirements and procedures;
  • Support in preparation of short-term contracts in accordance with UNDP requirements and procedures, exercising control over observation of contract terms and periods;
  • Process Shopping Carts through solicitations;
  • Coordinate vendor status with Master Data Management (MDM) team;
  • Submit requests for posting Goods receipt on a timely basis and conduct Service Entry Sheet;
  • Act as a Low Value Acquisitioner; 
  • Process other procurement related requests.
  • Creation of travel requests in Umoja;
  • Securing visa support, arrangement of transport and accommodation, etc. during workshops, meetings, conferences, visits of foreign experts, etc; 
  • Coordinates effectively with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other stakeholders regarding programme implementation;
  • Assistance to POs in keeping close contacts with the national partners, UNDP, progrmamme’s partners and other organizations by means of direct contacts, collection of information, registration of incoming and outgoing correspondence, preparation of draft letters and organization of meetings;
  • Receive, screen, log and route incoming and outgoing correspondence and documents for the coming to the programme, attach necessary background information and maintain a follow-up system;
  • Preparation of unofficial translations and, as required, acting as an interpreter;
  • Perform other functions for the successful implementation of the programme as might be required in the scope of current position.
  • Collect, register and maintain all relevant information on programme activities, draft correspondence and ensure follow-up.
  • Assist in all activities related to implementation of the UNODC portfolio including organizing meetings, training courses, workshops, conferences, study tours, as well as missions of the programme /project staff or official UNODC travelers.
  • Carry out other assignments as required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance management, business administration, public administration, international relations or equivalent diploma.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience in financial / administrative work, procurement closely related to support of programme is required. Experience of working with UN or other international organization’s programme/financial /administrative /procurement rules and regulations is highly desirable. 
  • Excellent drafting skills for routine correspondence and proven experience in handling of web-based management systems including proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint. 
  • Knowledge of UN programme & finance software/systems is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Russian is required. Knowledge of Kazakh language is an advantage. 

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Contract Duration: 12 months (with possible extension)

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