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Assistant Finance Officer job in Uganda

Application Deadline : 31-Dec-10
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : 01-Feb-2011
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 8 months
II. Background
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Country Programme Manager, the Assistant Finance Officer ensures effective and transparent utilization of financial resources and integrity of financial services. The Assistant Finance Officer promotes a collaborative client-oriented approach consistent with United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, Part of UN Women) rules and regulations. S/he analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues.

The Assistant Finance Officer at SB-3 SC level 7 works in close collaboration with the project teams in the Country Programme Office (CPO), UNIFEM East and Horn of Africa regional office (EHARO), UNDP Finance staff in the country, Government and civil society partners ensuring successful CPO performance in Finance.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Ensures implementation of operational strategies and adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results;
2. Ensures the tracking development and management of projects’ budgets and scrutiny of expenditure with UNIFEM project personnel focusing on achievement of the following results;
3. Ensure proper control of CPO expenditure accounts, focusing on achievement of the following results;
4. Ensures proper CPO cash management, focusing on achievement of the following results;
5. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following results;
6. Ensuring compliance with UNIFEM/UNDP procurement rules and regulations from finance perspective.
Qualifications and Experience
● University degree in Commerce with specialization in Finance, or Business Administration with specialization in Finance;
● Certification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Certified Public Accountants (CPA), UNDP Accounting and Finance Training and certification, or UNDP Procurement certification is desirable.
● Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience at the national level in providing accounting and financial management services
● Minimum of 2 years of experience in managing operational systems
● Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems
● Prior experience in the UN System, preferably in UNDP Finance and good knowledge of an efficiency in use of ATLAS

Application Procedure
Interested and qualified Ugandan Nationals are advised to apply online through:
 http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=20637.The detailed Terms of Reference including the deliverables & competencies can be found in the link.This vacancy is only open to Ugandan nationals

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