Finance Officer

Job categories Finance
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5315/13407
Department/office AFR, GHMCO, Gambia
Duty station Banjul, Gambia
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration 1 Year
Application period 13-Nov-2017 to 27-Nov-2017

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

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

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UNOPS Ghana Operational Hub (GHOH), located in Accra, Ghana is responsible for projects in Anglophone West Africa, covering Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. GHOH is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results.

Project description

The overall objective of the project entitled "Reinforced Access of the Most Vulnerable Populations to Markets and Socio-economic facilities through a Feeder Road Rehabilitation Programme" is to enhance socio-economic development around the road network in the Gambia, West Africa.  The project involves the reconstruction / rehabilitation of 126 km of rural feeder roads using a mix of work contracts and labour intensive methods where possible.

The project is financed by the European Union (EU) and will be implemented by UNOPS.  A strong focus will be placed on the improvement of maintenance by local communities using labour intensive methods, the sustainability of the primary road network would also be reinforced by strengthening the planning capabilities of the National Road Authority (NRA), Gambia and through the implementation of an axle load control master plan.

The identified activities to be implemented are:

  1. Rehabilitation/construction of feeder roads – UNOPS will be tendering and supervising the works contracts for the roads.
  2. Road maintenance management–UNOPS will provide Technical Assistance to enhance the maintenance management plans for the coming years using HDM IV. 
  3. Maintenance works using labour intensive methods– UNOPS will provide a Technical Advisor (TA) for the staff supervising these maintenance works in handling and supervision of labour intensive maintenance works to develop their capacity so that they will be able to take over the procurement and supervision of labour intensive maintenance works on the feeder roads following the completion of the project.
  4. Creation of axle load control regulations– Technical assistance will be provided by UNOPS for the implementation of updating and/or preparing regulations concerning the axle load control in accordance with ECOWAS agreements.
  5. Weighing stations – Technical assistance for the design of weighbridge locations will be provided by UNOPS, as well as support for the procurement and installation.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of Support Services, the ...

Education: Master's Degree equivalent in Finance, Business Administration, ...

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

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

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  UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peac...

This vacancy is open to Gambian Nationals only. Qualified female c...
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