As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience. UNDP advocates for change, and connects countries to global knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

UNDP has supported Kyrgyzstan’s development progress since 1992 and supports the country in charting future pathways towards greater prosperity, resilience, and social cohesion. As an impartial policy advisor and integrator, UNDP works within the UN system and with all stakeholders in government, civil society, and private sector to advance inclusive, fundamentally sound development solutions and reforms in complex settings. Our United Nations identity ensures neutrality and respect for people’s choices. Transparency and accountability in operations makes us a trusted partner for national and international development stakeholders.

UNDP encourages and enables collective intelligence, collaboration, integration, critical thinking, and thought leadership. We mainstream innovation, digitalization opportunities, gender equity and diversity/inclusion principles in all aspects of our work. Our staff consistently strive for excellence, effectiveness, efficiency and inclusion across all areas of work.

UNDP Country Office in Kyrgyzstan intends to contract a National Finance Expert to work on finance related issues for the period of maternity leave of Finance Analyst.

Duties and Responsibilities

(A) Provide advisory services and communicate with project, programme and operations personnel, relevant HQ, GSSC units on finance issues.
(B) Ensure Monitoring of Office performance in all corporate dashboards (Integrated Finance Dashboard, Finance Dashboard, OAI Dashboard, HACT Dashboard). Inform Operations Manager on the status and follow up as per results of monthly discussions.
(C) Preparation of quarterly, monthly and annual certifications
(D) Ensures implementation of operational and financial management strategies, and adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Full compliance with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, and policies of financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and follow up on audit recommendations; implementation of effective internal controls, proper functioning of a client-oriented financial resources management system.
- Continuous analysis and monitoring of the financial situation, presentation of forecasts for development and management projects, monitoring of financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions.
- Analysis and elaboration of proposals on efficient cost recovery monitoring mechanisms. Organization and functioning of the optimal cost-recovery system;
(E) Initiate discussion in Finance team to define fair and transparent workload distribution; prepare Workload distribution for Finance Team and get it approved by DRR;
(F) Coordinate work related to introduction of EFT payments by facilitating work of Finance, ICT staff with local bank relevant staff and respective HQ Units. Develop SoP on EFT payments as per corporate format, consult with Treasury and collect their comments and get SoP finalized and approved by Treasury/HQ;
(G) Coordinate Year-end financial closure to ensure timely submission of the certified reports to HQ.
(H) CO Finance business processes mapping and elaboration of the internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance in line with corporate policies and procedures.
(I) Update SLA (Service Level Agreements) with all UN Agencies whom UNDP Kyrgyzstan provides services, collect their feedback and get SLAs signed.
(J) Timely response to HQ requests to resolve financial data issues.

Incumbent to report to Operations Manager.


Core Competencies:

- Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

- Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

- Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

- Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

- Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of

adversity, confident

- Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

- Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination


Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies:

Business Management - Project Management:

Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals

Business Management – Communication:

Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.  Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels

Business Management - Customer Satisfaction/Client Management:

Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers' needs. Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for ways to add value beyond clients' immediate requests. Ability to anticipate client's upcoming needs and concerns.

Finance - Budget management:

Ability to support budgetary aspects of work planning process, drawing and management of team budgets

Finance - Financial planning and budgeting:

Ability to create and manage processes to achieve UNDP's long and short- term financial goals, including through planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysing and reporting

Finance - Financial reporting and analysis:

Understands changes in regulatory, legal and ethical frameworks and standards for financial reporting in the public sector. Ability to extract, evaluate financial data, derive relevant findings and present them in a meaningful and coherent manner to facilitate effective decision making and performance monitoring. Understands the benefits of integrated reporting, including non-financial resources such as human, social and intellectual capital, and environmental and governance performance

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Education requirements: Master’s degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or other relevant area.
Min. years of relevant work experience: 5 years of progressively responsible financial experience is required.
Required skills:
- Knowledge of programme/project finance is required.
- 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.
Desired skills:
- Relevant experience with the UN/UNDP is a strong asset.
- Required Language(s): Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of Russian and Kyrgyz is an advantage.
- Professional Certificates: CAP (Certified Accounting Practitioner) certificate or its equivalent is desirable.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
a) 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.
b) A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
c) Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.