Finance Analyst

Hosted Entities Cities Alliance
Job categories Finance
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5117/16018
Department/office ECR, GVA, WASH
Duty station Monrovia, Liberia
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration Open-ended
Application period 09-Jul-2018 to 23-Jul-2018


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



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Background information – Cities Alliance

Cities Alliance, which is hosted by UNOPS, is a global partnership for the promotion of cities in poverty reduction and sustainable development. Headquartered in Brussels and supported by a Secretariat, it is a unique partnership with a diverse membership including – global organisations of local authorities, national governments, international non-governmental organisations, foundations, knowledge networks and multilateral organisations – which have come together to strengthen both impacts and coherence in urban development. Cities Alliance is a global leader, with a strong track record in grant making, that supports strategic city planning, slum upgrading strategies and national policies designed to make cities more inclusive and sustainable. Members promote longer-term and integrated work programmes, while actively promoting gender equality throughout all activities

Background information – job specific

Within the scope of the Liberia Country Programme, Cities Alliance is managing two EU-funded projects and a Comic Relief-funded project. The three projects are all related to urban development in Greater Monrovia with interventions in the informal areas. Together, they represent USD 13 million. The Country Programme delivers technical assistance around municipal planning, urban policies and strategies, capacity development, community development, municipal services as well as small scale urban infrastructure. The Associate Finance Officer will join a team of international and local specialists.

Cities Alliance is seeking a highly motivated, experienced and skilled professional to manage the two EU-funded projects and related  investments. The Associate Finance Officer analyses and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues in the Country Office; he/she ensures effective and transparent utilisation of financial resources and integrity of financial services and reporting.

The Associate Finance Officer will be supervised by the Liberia Country Programme Manager, be accountable to the Finance Manager in Brussels, and will work in close collaboration with the project teams in the Country Office, the Portfolio Management Team (PMT) in Geneva ECR, the Cities Alliance  Financial Manager and Senior Portfolio Specialist, project partners and donors to ensure successful delivery of financial services.

Background information – European Union

The Member States of the European Union have decided to link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.

The European Union is one of the largest international development cooperation partners of Liberia. This project is funded under the Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA), which was established by the European Union (EU) in 2007 to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with developing countries, in particular least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS). It started its work in just four pilot countries. Today it has a budget of more than €300 million and is one of the most significant climate initiatives in the world. It supports 51 programmes around the world and is active in 38 countries, 8 regions and subregions and at the global level. By fostering effective dialogue and cooperation on climate change, the Alliance helps to ensure that poor developing countries most vulnerable to climate change increase their capacities to adapt to the effects of climate change, in support of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Where this benefits their poverty reduction objectives, the Alliance also helps such countries to participate in the global climate change mitigation effort


Ensures implementation of financial strategies and adapts processes and procedur...

Master's Degree equivalent in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administr...

A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience, with master's degree, at ...

Fluency in English is required. 

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