Finance Specialist

Job categories Finance
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5007/12533
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Kiev, Ukraine
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration 1 year
Application period 16-Jun-2017 to 30-Jun-2017

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.  With over 8,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

 In response to the request of the Government of Ukraine and further to the meeting between the President of Ukraine and UNOPS Executive Director on 15 May 2016 the United Nations Office for Project Services concluded an Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the UNOPS on the opening of the UNOPS Office in Ukraine. The Agreement was signed on 22 November 2016.

 According to the Agreement the UNOPS Office in Ukraine is to provide a broad spectrum of services to the Government and people of Ukraine including but not limited to procurement, contracting, recruitment and administration, implementation of technical assistance, humanitarian and investment projects that are funded by the Government, international organizations, local communities, foreign governments and non-for-profit organizations, international financial institutions, UN Agencies and alike.

 Under the overall guidance of the Head of Operations, the Finance Specialist is responsible for efficient financial resources management and the provision of accurate, thoroughly researched and documented financial information, effective delivery of financial services, transparent utilization of financial resources and management of the Regional Office or Operations/Project Centre Finance Unit.  He/she analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues. The Finance Specialist promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNOPS rules and regulations.

The Finance Specialist supervises and leads support staff of the Finance Unit and works in close collaboration with the Programme, Operations, and project teams in the Regional Office or Operations/Project Centre, UNOPS HQ staff and Government officials ensuring successful delivery of financial services.


Master’s Degree or equivalent in Finance, Business Administration, Public ...

Minimum 5 years (with master’s degree) or 7 years (with bachelor’s d...

Proficiency in written and oral English and Ukrainian required.  Knowl...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Knowledge Management and Learning Promotes a knowledge sharing and le...

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA) Contract level: Local ICA S...

This vacancy is closed.


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