Regional Finance Associate - Uncdf, Kampala

Published 2023-05-26
Expires 2023-06-26
ID #1591571443
Regional Finance Associate - Uncdf, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Published May 26, 2023

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Regional finance associate - uncdf

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DescriptionBy identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to a number of different SDGs.II. Position PurposeUNCDF Office of Finance and Management Services Unit (OFMS) is based in UNCDF Headquarters, New York along with out-posted staff across regional offices and multiple country locations. OFMS team works to enhance the institutional effectiveness of UNCDF through operational solutions, development of management policies, prescriptive content, and overall management of all operational, resource management and financial aspects of the organization. OFMS oversees policy adherence, safeguarding UNCDF and Executive Secretary’s accountability while providing advisory, transactional services and support to UNCDF in its core functional areas of accounts and finance; human resources; operations and procurement; and information technology.The Regional Finance Associate is part of the Management Support Unit regional capacity and to be based in Kampala. The role will report to the Regional Operations Manager, NOC and under the overall guidance of Chief Office of Finance and Management Services (OFMS) and is expected to work closely with regional programme and HQ OFMS operations colleagues. The regional finance associate is expected to provide support in execution of the full range of programme support & transactional services in areas of finance, operations and HR support services for East Africa and Asia regions, in full accordance and compliance with UNCDF/UNDP rules and regulations, ensuring their accuracy, transparency and integrity with a high degree of quality assurance. He/she is expected to provide support to the UNCDF practice/project staff in the East and Southern Africa Regional and Country Offices, with a strong client orientation.The Regional Finance Associate will play a critical role in supporting the workflow of the OFMS regional team. He/ She will support key functions such as procurement, human resources, budget management revisions and financial reporting, as well all clerical and support staff roles for the regional office portfolio/clients, working closely with relevant HQ OFMS colleagues/focal points.The Regional Finance Associate promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.The Regional Finance Associate role is based in Kampala, Uganda and reports to the Regional Operations Manager and works under the overall guidance of Chief Management Support Unit, P-5, UNCDF Headquarters.The Regional Finance Associate will have matrix reporting line to the UNCDF Regional Coordinator and will be expected to work in close alignment with regional & headquarters based OFMS colleagues. He/She is responsible for providing regional programme support & operations/project staff with operational guidance on a day to day basis, as needed.Summary of key functions:Under the supervision of the Regional Operations Manager, the Regional Finance Associate G7 will provide a wide range of financial, programme and operational support services and ensure full compliance of UNCDF regional programme operations with the UNCDF operational framework in line with the UN/UNDP rules, regulations and policies.The detailed roles and responsibilities are outlined below:Ensures implementation of operational strategies;Provision of financial transactional support and ensures effective financial control and oversight in the regional offices;Provision of logistical support to East & southern Africa Portfolio Country Offices;Ensures support to HR processes in the region;Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.III. Duties and Responsibilities1) Ensures implementation of operational strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:Full compliance of administrative activities with UNDP/UNCDF rules, regulations, policies and strategies;Provision of inputs to the business processes mapping and elaboration of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Administration and Logistics in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management;Elaboration of proposals and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies in consultations with office management.2) Provision of financial transactional support and ensures effective financial control and oversight in the regional offices:Verification of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports for UNCDF projects; preparation in the Accounts Payable module (AP) of all types of payment vouchers for management and development projects;Serve as the focal point of regional management projects and cost recovery for services provided; Regularly update and maintain contracts database and payment dashboard of commitments and expenditures such as consultant, payment of goods and services;Proper control and of the supporting documents for payments, ensuring the proper filing system in Country office Database and electronic/hard copies;Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Quantum; payrolls are duly prepared; travel claims, POs and other entitlements are duly processed; Apply Online

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