Procurement and Finance Specialist (50% part-time)

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :06-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-10
Languages Required :
English   French  
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 months

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.


Instructions to Applicants:

Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.


a) This is a home-based assignment therefore no travel expenses are covered. Should the individual travel upon the request of UNCDF, the travel cost shall be paid by UNCDF.

Office/Unit/Project Description

UNCDF makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

The UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. The 2030 Agenda recognizes migration as a core-development consideration, marking the first time that migration is explicitly integrated into the global development agenda. It also recognizes a major relevance of international migration as a multidimensional reality of and for the development of countries of origin, as well as transit and destination, which requires coherent and comprehensive responses.

Migration is also considered key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The adoption of the SDGs and explicit references to migration in 76 of its 17 goals, mainstreamed migration into global development policy. Migration can reduce poverty (SDG 1), improve health and education outcomes (SDGs 3 and 4), gender equality outcomes (SDG 5), foster growth and innovation (SDGs 8 and 9) and reduce inequality (SDG 10).

Remittances, on the other hand, can also contribute to reaching the SDGs in a variety of ways:

• Household level: by recognizing the positive socioeconomic impact of remittances on families and communities

• Community level: Benefits associated at sub-national or municipal levels including reduced rural poverty, lower income inequality, increased micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) activity, and strengthen resilience to adverse effects of climate change or disaster risks

• Government level: Benefits for public sector institutions including greater transparency, better communication with citizens, and increased private sector development and entrepreneurship as a result of access to capital and domestic credit

• Macro level: At macro-economic level, remittances can foster much needed foreign currency exchange, stabilize BOP, reduce dependency on government aid, and re-allocate capital resources into more productive investments and other financial services – moving money from international to domestic, consumption to investment, and from urban to rural.


UNCDF aims to improve the functioning of the remittance market in order to improve the financial health of migrant families while strengthen economic development efforts of the origin and host countries. In doing so, UNCDF engages with public and private sector stakeholders to strengthen the capacity of the regulators to monitor and analyze the remittance transaction data towards evidence-based policy making, enable a conducive policy and regulatory environment, and deliver financial and technical assistance to a wide range of financial institutions (e.g. banks, cooperatives, microfinance institutions, money transfer operators, and mobile networks operators) to improve the digital remittance ecosystem and design migrant-centric financial products and services (e.g. savings, credit, insurance, payment services, remittances, pension, and investment).

Institutional Arrangement

The Procurement and Finance Specialist reports to the Programme Management Specialist of the Migration and Remittances portfolio. hared%20Documents/Human%20Resources/UNCDF%20Org%20Chart_Jan2021.pdf&action=default

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

• Manage the Migration and Remittances Programme Team procurement, travel, payments and administrative services.

• Ensure financial records are in compliance with UNDP Financial Rules and Regulations

• Ensure that all files and reports are in order for the portfol

• Review and validate the supporting documents for payments, and create e-requisitions, receipts, and vouchers in Atlas

• Coordinate/manage the requirements under the NextGenERP roll out and implementation, in particular for the Procurement Module, for the benefit of both OFMS and the Migration and Remittance Programme Teams

• Support the Office of Finance and Management Services (OFMS) with procurement, travel, payments, and administrative services.


Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Communication & Relationship Management Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform 

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Academic Education

A Bachelors Degree in project management, economics, public/business administration, social sciences, accounting or related discipline.

Minimum years of relevant work experience

Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible administrative, procurement, finance and travel arrangements experience;

Required skills and competencies

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.

 Experience in the use of Enterprise Resource Planning Software (i.e. ATLAS, Oracle or similar).

 Previous work experience at UNDP or any other UN agency.

Desired additional skills and competencies

Procurement certificate (e.g. CIPS)

Experience with international public finance procedures;

Language(s) at working level

Excellent command of English and French.



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