Programme Management Office Specialist (Finance)

Job categories Finance
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5520/20874
Department/office AR, KHMCO, Lao PDR
Duty station Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration Open-ended
Application period 09-Dec-2020 to 21-Jan-2021

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

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UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.

Background Information – Asia Regional Health Cluster

The Asia Regional Health Cluster (ARHC) was established in 2018 for efficient delivery of grants and funds management, and the provision of quality pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.  The ARHC aims to significantly impact the targets of UN Sustainable Development Goal #3 on good health and well being by expanding the population benefitting from UNOPS-managed health-related engagements across the Asia Region. The ARHC portfolio manages the Principal Recipient (PR) Programme of the Global Fund in Asia. The Global Fund, which has been providing financial support to the Greater Mekong Sub-Region for malaria programs since 2003, has selected UNOPS as a PR, responsible for delivering the targets set out in the grant agreements, in collaboration with selected Sub-Recipients (SRs) from the National Programmes, international and local non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies.  

Background Information – Job Specific

UNOPS is the Principal Recipient managing the RAI grant (RAI2E 2018-2020, RAI3E 2021-2023), established by Global Fund in 2018, providing USD242million and USD231million, respectively, for malaria elimination activities in the Greater Mekong Sub region.

Under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Programme Management Office Specialist (Finance) will oversee all the aspects of financial management and oversight for the PR, in compliance with the GF policies, PR UNOPS procedures, and Lao PDR laws, by leading the planning, budgeting, financial reporting, financial compliance and capacity building  related to the RAI3E grant in Lao PDR. 

S/he will work closely with the Sub Recipients (SRs) in Laos PDR for the financial related support and supervision. S/ he will work in close liaison and be guided by the technical standards of the UNOPS PR Programme Support Unit team (Head of PSU as Secondary Supervisor).

Summary of key results area: Compliance and Capacity Building Budgeting...

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

Masters’ Degree in Accounting, Financial Management, Treasury Management, ...

At least Five (5) years of professional-level experience, preferably in the role...

Full knowledge of English and Lao language is essential.

Contract type: Local Individual Contract Agreement (LICA)  Contract le...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications r...
This vacancy is closed.


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