Finance Associate

Job categories Finance
Vacancy code VA/2021/B0005/21550
Department/office FA, SSC, IPAS
Duty station Panama City , Panama
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration open-ended, subject to satisfactory performance and the duration of the PharmaMX project.
Application period 30-Mar-2021 to 13-Apr-2021


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


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Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UNOPS Integrated Practice Advice and Support (IPAS) serves all the regions and headquarters, primarily with advice and solutions to everyday implementation challenges. IPAS consists of a diverse team of subject matter experts in the six practice areas of HR, Administration, Legal, Finance, Procurement, Project Management and Infrastructure. IPAS has three main roles:

Support to operations in the field offices: IPAS provides timely advice and supports actively finding of solutions to everyday implementation challenges, based on policy and best practices. It also provides operational support in specific areas.

Business efficiency: IPAS recommends changes to policies, processes and operating standards based on the feedback and experience of the field offices. IPAS also ensures transparent and efficient project implementation, in line with policy and business needs. 

Body of knowledge: IPAS contributes to research and coordination within the policy groups and project practitioners. It provides structured knowledge and subject matter expertise which is used across practice areas to provide coherent and tailored advice to the requesting offices.

IPAS Finance supports UNOPS Country Offices in all aspects of UNOPS finances. Our four major areas of support are:

  • ​Engagement & budgeting advisory support

  • Project reporting & closure advisory support

  • Corporate Financial reporting support

  • ​Banking & treasury support


Under the supervision of the Finance Officer, the incumbent will work closely with Country Offices based in Latin America and the Caribbean (LCR), primarily providing daily operational support and solutions for the delivery of the PharmaMX project. The incumbent will keep a balance between operational implementation efficiencies and policy/rules requirements, and also contribute towards long-term solutions by channeling practical recommendations through the Finance Senior Manager for improvements in policies and processes for efficient project implementation.

In line with the framework agreement signed with the Government of Mexico, UNOPS supports the different collaboration initiatives by the government that are aimed at the fight against corruption and transparency in the public management; as well as in the exercises aimed at the strengthening government actions in the areas of acquisitions, infrastructure and management of high impact projects in Mexico. This position will support those efforts with specific focus on the PharmaMX project. 

The objective of the PharmaMX project is to support the Government of Mexico in its effort to guarantee the right to health to the largest number of inhabitants through the planning and management of the consolidated purchase of medicines from 2021 to 2024. (period 2021-2024), as well as assistance in the profiling of the system and model of consolidated purchase of medicines for the health sector of the Government of Mexico.


This position will be for the duration of  the PharmaMX project.

Please note that only Panamanians or applicants with a valid residence / work permit (obtained independently and not linked to any employer) in Panama are eligible to apply.


Summary of Key Functions: Operational Support to project/programmes i...

Education:  Completion of secondary / high school is required; ...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: L-ICA  Contract level: LICA 6 Contract duration: open-e...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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