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WRD Regional Operations and Finance Officer (Fiji National Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Suva, FIJI|
|Application Deadline :||09-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||5d 9h 36m|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
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 UN Women Pacific Multi-Country Office is based in Suva, Fiji and works alongside over 20 other UN agencies in the region and in 14 countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Under its Strategic Note 2018-2022, UN Women Fiji MCO focuses on delivering on four interlinked programme areas underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes:
Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD)
Disaster risks converge with critical socio-economic vulnerabilities, environmental degradation and climate change making the Pacific a disaster hotspot. Disasters and climate change are widening inequalities and undermining poverty reduction in the region. Threats such as COVID-19 are further exacerbating the inequalities and hardships faced by women and girls including those with disabilities. Women and girls face greater vulnerability and exposure to disasters, yet women remain largely ignored and their capacities unleveraged in conventional resilience building processes. As a result, women are generally absent in the development of resilience strategies and decision-making processes for prevention, preparedness, and recovery. This is compounded by significant gaps at the global, regional and country level in relation to the availability and use of sex, age and disability disaggregated data (SADDD), knowledge sharing on women’s resilience; an enabling environment for building women’s resilience (including capacities, leadership and funding); translation of commitments into action; coordination and private sector partnership; and a need for transformative change to tackle the underlying drivers of disproportionate risk.
UN Women’s WRD programme proposes a comprehensive package for building women’s resilience to disasters, climate change and threats (including COVID-19). The aim of the WRD Programme will be to render women’s and girls’ lives and livelihoods disaster-resilient, contributing to sustainable and secure communities, by promoting gender responsive prevention, preparedness, and recovery systems, plans and tools; and by enabling targeted action to help women and girls withstand hazards and threats, recover fully from disasters, and increase their resilience to future risks. The expected end-of-programme outcomes (EOPOs) are:
Under the direct supervision of the WRD Gender and Resilience Specialist, the WRD Regional Operations and Finance Officer is responsible for ensuring the provision and the execution of programme finance services and the effective and transparent utilization of financial resources including the integrity of financial and administrative services. The position promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations.
The WRD Regional Operations and Finance Officer further leads the production of the annual financial report for the WRD Programme on behalf of the program partners and provides technical advice to the Programme partner on financial matters as required. The WRD Regional Operations and Finance Officer works in close collaboration with the Programme and Operations team at the Fiji MCO and WRD programme partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
Implement financial strategies, and adapt processes and procedures for the WRD Programme in full compliance of UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems:
Prepare and administer the WRD Programme budgets in full compliance of UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems:
Provide finance support to the WRD Programme Team:
Financial control, due diligence, and risk management for the WRD Programme and Implementing Partners (IPs):
Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing:
Support other operations related activities as may be needed and requested by Supervisor.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification: