Finance and Accounting Consultant-VGSC-National consultants-Egyptians only

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Location : Cairo, EGYPT
Application Deadline :08-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :One year

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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.

The Finance consultant position forms part of UN Women’s Virtual Global Service Centre (VGSC) for financial donor reporting and project closure under the responsibility of the Deputy Director of Financial Management. 

Objective of the Assignment:

Under the guidance and primary supervision of the Finance Specialist – Financial Reporting and Project Closure Unit Head, the Finance consultant is responsible for the preparation of financial donor reports and financial project closure; while also providing additional capacity to the regional office for other finance-related duties under the daily secondary supervision of the Regional Office Finance Specialist.  The Finance consultant will always promote a client-oriented approach and abide by UN Women’s financial regulations and rules. 
The Finance consultant works in close collaboration with the staff of the Division of Management and Administration, Programme Division, Regional Office and Country Offices, as well other UN entities in HQS and COs for resolving complex finance-related issues and information delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare financial reports for donors for UN Women offices timely and submit to VGSC Finance Specialist;
  • Monitor outstanding donor reports to donors and initiates follow-up actions with Country Offices;
  • Follow up on errors in chart fields or over expenditures and ensure proper adjustments are made;
  • Assist in the maintenance of General Ledger, analyzing and reconciling accounts with supporting modules;
  • Respond to requests to resolve financial data issues;
  • Prepare other regular finance indicators or management reports as requested;
  • File and archive supporting work papers and documents;
  • Perform and provide advice for financial project closure of projects for UN Women (UNW) offices;
  • Monitor, reconcile, and follow up with Country Offices (COs) on the status of closed projects not yet financially closed;
  • Prepare various reports on project closure status and initiate follow-up actions;
  • Ensure proper control of the supporting documents for refunds to donors and general ledger journals;
  • Build and strengthen the capacity of UNW offices in the areas of financial donor reporting and project closure, including conducting training in your region;
  • Assist and provide input to training materials for the operations/project staff on financial donor reporting and project closure or other related finance items;
  • Regularly communicate with VGSC Finance Specialists;
  • Actively participate in knowledge sharing and changes of duties with other staff in Finance team, as requested by RO Finance Specialist, to ensure that all duties have back-up staff assigned and trained;
  • Ensure full compliance with amendments to International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).  Inform other UNW Finance Users to ensure IPSAS compliance and currency; 
  • Ensure full compliance with all UNW Financial Regulations and Rules, Operations manuals, Internal Control policies and procedures, Standard operating procedures, Finance manual, and Delegations of Authority to ensure consistency across UNW and harmonization with other UN Agencies.  Provide recommendations to the Unit head for proposed amendments.
  • Deliverables


    • Timely and accurate financial donor reports and other management financial reports;
    • Timely and accurate financial project closure;
    • Timely response to requests to resolve financial data issues;
    • Timely, completed, and accurate financial transactions/activities and documentation;
    • Timely and accurate advice on UN Women financial rules and regulations;
    • Proper control of supporting documents.

    On a monthly basis


Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies

  • Strong Accounting Skills;
  • Strong IT skills and proficiency;
  • Knowledge of financial rules, regulations, and accounting;
  • Results and cliented approach to work;
  • Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new systems;
  • Ability to administer and execute financial and accounting processes and transactions.

Required Skills and Experience


  • University degree in Accounting or Finance is required.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of database packages, working experience in web-based ERP financial systems (i.e. SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc).
  • Working Knowledge of IPSAS and/or IRFS is an asset


  •  At least 7 years of progressively relevant finance work experience is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

Evaluation Criteria:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)

The candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Education Qualification (15%)
  2. Experience (55%)

Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)

The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.


Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to the portfolio of work;
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from;
  • Personal CV; and Financial proposal; Proposed inclusive daily rate.

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all of them since the online application submission does only permit uploading one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

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