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|Location :||Dakar, SENEGAL|
|Application Deadline :||21-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-6|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and funding|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and funding|
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.
The Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is tasked with assisting Governments in its region with building capacity in the areas of drug control, crime prevention and criminal justice. Activities are implemented through regional and thematic programmatic frameworks.
This position is located in Dakar, Senegal. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator heading the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Unit (TIP/SOM Unit), located at the UNODC Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal, and the overall guidance of the Head of Finance and Procurement Operations, ROSEN.
Duties and Responsibilities
Within assigned authority, the Finance Associate will be responsible for the following specific duties:
Work implies frequent interaction with the following: TIP/SOM Unit, Financial Resources Management Service team at UNODC Headquarters, Umoja, UNDP Dakar and other Country Offices as well as ROSEN projects team and Sub- Offices.
Formulate effective financial and administrative operations through the provision of timely support with respect to a well formulated medium-term plan, programmed budget proposals, improved administration of budgets and personnel, and improved programming and budgetary practices within the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Unit, ROSEN.
Professionalism: Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to programme/project administration, implementation and evaluation, programming and budgeting. Ability to work well with figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources. Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Required Skills and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent. A degree in business administration, public administration, or budget management is a strong asset.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in finance, budget, business administration, accounting, administrative services or related area. Work experience with the United Nations or similar international organization is desirable. Sound knowledge of UN financial rules and regulations and working experience in West or Central African countries is desirable. Familiarity with Umoja/ERP system is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French are required.