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|Location :||Luanda, Angola, with occasional travel to Provinces, ANGOLA|
|Application Deadline :||29-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months renewable depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||264 working days|
UNDP is a key partner to the Global Fund (GF) and when necessary serves as Principal Recipient (PR) in various countries. As such, UNDP currently acts as PR in 26 countries. In 2017, Angola’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) designated UNDP for the role of PR for the new HIV grant (2018-2021). Such role is exercised by UNDP in support to the Ministry of Health via the Instituto Nacional de luta contra sida (INLS). It is also exercised in coordination with other UN agencies and bilateral aid agencies.
The 2018-2021 HIV Grant aims to support the national response to HIV led by the INLS. The Grant Performance targets include ensuring that Angola’s HIV prevalence rate remains at less than 3% by 2021; and reducing the morbidity and mortality of People living with HIV (PLHIV) by providing access to treatment to 122 193 PLHIV, who represent 38% of PLHIV in the country.
As PR, UNDP accounts for the achievement of the Grant Performance Framework targets. To help attain targets, UNDP contracts implementing partners, called “Sub-Recipients” (SR), which include the INLS, international and national NGOs. As PR, UNDP is also responsible for effective grant implementation, which involves programmatic and financial management; management of Sub-Recipients; and procurement and quality assurance of health products. The implementation of the INLS Capacity-Building Plan, which includes strengthening its financial management systems, will also be pursued during the grant implementation period.
To help UNDP and INLS deliver on the Grant workplan as well as on the INLS Capacity-Building Plan, UNDP is recruiting a Finance Assistant who will be based at INLS premises.
INLS is the Principal Sub-Recipient under the Grant in terms of programmatic scope, geographic coverage and budget. INLS accounts for the majority of the Grant performance indicators, in collaboration with its Provincial Focal Points as well as Monitoring and Evaluation Supervisors. For INLS to carry out its activities without disruptions, it is essential that it accesses, uses and reports on its financial resources under the Grant in a timely and accurate manner.
To that end, a “Finance Assistant” dedicated to the UNDP/Global Fund Project is required who will act as a liaison point between UNDP and INLS on the financial management of grant resources allocated to INLS.
Objective of the assignment
The overall objective of the Finance Assistant position is to help deliver effective financial management of grant resources allocated to INLS.
Specific objectives include:
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the INLS Director General, in liaison with the UNDP Finance team, and in coordination with the INLS Capacity Development Specialist, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for the following:
Specific objective 1: Help ensure timely disbursement of funds to INLS
Specific objective 2: Help ensure timely and accurate financial reporting to UNDP
Specific objective 3: Support UNDP and INLS joint capacity development efforts in the area of financial management
The Finance Assistant shall report to the INLS Director General and the UNDP Finance Team Leader (dual reporting line).
Travel: Travel outside Luanda is expected for this assignment.
Safety and security: Consultants are required to comply with the UN security directives as outlined at https://trip.dss.un.org. Individual Consultants are also responsible for ensuring that they have the necessary vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries and regions, as designated by the UN Medical Director.
Payments will be made on quarterly basis based on the Certificate of Payment, monthly reports and timesheets that will be submitted to UNDP at the end of each quarter. Payment will be processed upon performance evaluation by the UNDP Finance Team Leader, in consultation with the INLS Director General and the INLS Capacity Development Specialist.
Project and Resource Management:
Partnership building and team work:
Communications and Advocacy:
Required Skills and Experience
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.