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  • Posted on: 21 October, 2014 Deadline: 4 November, 2014
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  • Background

    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel  for the following position in  the Country office:

    REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH COMMODITY SECURITY (RHCS) ANALYST

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the overall supervision of the  Resident Representative and the direct supervision of the  Head, Reproductive Health Unit, the National Programme Analyst  (RHCS) will contribute to ensuring that a national contraceptive supply and a logistics management system is  effective and efficient in the context of reproductive health commodity security (RHCS) in the Country.  The NPA  (RHCS) will undertake the following duties:

    • Provide technical support to ensure the institutionalization of a sustainable national RH commodity supply and logistics management system.
    • Contribute to the development and formulation of national policy and plan of action in the areas of RHCS.
    • Provide overall guidance required to strengthen and build national capacity in the use of management information to forecast the required contraceptives for the national in general and the public sector in particular.
    • Provide guidance in the formulation and institutionalization of a competitive and transparent contraceptive procurement system and plan.
    • Provide strategic national technical guidance in the development of a computerized functional management information system for the overall management of RHCS in the Country with emphasis in selected States supported by UNFPA.
    • Provide evidence-based information for advocacy contraceptive supplies and logistics management in the context of RHCS.
    • Provide technical oversight for the development and implementation of a monitoring and supervision plan for the RHCS in Nigeria.
    • Facilitate effective partnerships for collaboration and dialogue on RHCS among donors, civil society organizations and government.
    • Facilitate the leveraging of resources to support the national contraceptive supply and logistics management system.
    • Work with focus states to develop state-level RHCS strategic plans and provide technical support for implementation.
    • Mentor/support state RH and FP staff in UNFPA focus states to conduct routine monitoring and supportive supervision of the Contraceptive Logistics Management System
    • Perform any other tasks as assigned by the UNFPA Representative or Deputy Representative.

    Competencies

    REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

     Values

    • Exemplifying integrity
    • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
    • Embracing cultural diversity
    • Embracing change

    Core Competencies

    • Achieving results
    • Being accountable
    • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen
    • Thinking analytically and strategically
    • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships
    • Communicating for impact

    Required Skillset

    • Strategically positioning UNFPA programmes
    • Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness
    • Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information
    • Providing a technical support system
    • Strengthening the programming capacity of implementing partners
    • Facilitating quality programmatic results
    • Internal and External relations and advocacy for results mobilization.

    Required Skills and Experience

    The ideal candidate should:

    • Possess a Post graduate degree or equivalent in the field of Social Sciences, Health, Public Health, or in a related field with experience in the area of contraceptive logistic management.
    • Have a minimum of 3 years  experience required in reproductive health/family planning or related work of which at least 2 years should be in the area of RHCS Logistic management.
    • Possess good technical drafting and report/proposal writing skills and presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Be experienced in working with government institutions and donor organizations.
    • Have a strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English.
    • Have the ability to work under pressure.
    • Have proficiency in current office software applications.

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    Finance Associate

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative and Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the Operations Manager the Finance Associate ensures the effective functioning of financial operations and systems in support of the programme and office management. S/he works closely with programmes and project staff providing financial monitoring and analysis of projects and advising managers on expenditure trends and implementation rates. S/he ensures effective and efficient functioning of financial operations and systems..  

    S/he delivers quality services in Financial Management to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures.  S/he takes a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines in service of the Country Programme, providing support and guidance to colleagues and UNFPA supported states in Nigeria.  S/he works closely with Programme and Project staff providing financial monitoring and analysis of projects and advising managers on expenditure trends and implementation rates.

    Finance Associate is expected to maintain collaborative relationships with all technical staff (Programme Officers and project staff) as well as government counterparts.  S/he will:

    • Support the monitoring of programme financial performance for all core and non-core resources by providing necessary financial information and analysis, including implementation rate against indicators/results. Detects potential over-under expenditure problems and suggests remedial action;
    • Facilitate all payment requests, financial record-keeping and preparation of financial reports required in line with NEX and HACT financial rules and procedures;
    • Develop tools and mechanisms for effective monitoring of programme and project budgets, coordinates compilation of financial data and provides accurate and up-dated financial information to UNFPA Field Office in Abuja on a regular basis;
    • Integrate financial policies and procedures, particularly relating to National Execution (NEX), into standard operational procedures, and provides guidance and training to staff and project managers accordingly;
    • Ensure the effective financial recording and reporting system, internal control and audit follow-up and processes financial transactions in an accurate and timely way;
    • Provide logistical and technical support to UNFPA programme staff and implementing partners in Programme Financial Management;
    • Review and monitor charges for common services and cost recovery, taking into account maximum cost efficiency and represents UNFPA’s interest in related negotiations and agreements;
    • Assist in the formulation of programme/project budgets;
    • Provide quality services in administration, procurement, communication and management of office equipment and infrastructure to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures;
    • Establish and maintains contacts with government counterparts and implementing partners to ensure an effective and efficient collaboration;
    • Facilitate the conduct of NEX audits and ensures the development and implementation of follow-up actions;
    • Facilitate all payment requests, financial record-keeping and preparation of financial reports required in line with NEX and HACT financial rules and procedures;
    • Assist in the recruitment and procurement processes, ensuring conformity with UNFPA and Government rules and procedures;
    • Assist in the organisation of training activities, ensuring logistical and, where applicable, financial arrangements; and
    • Undertake any other assignments as may be required by the Head of DO, Deputy Representative and/or Representative.

    Competencies


    REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

     Values

    • Exemplifying integrity
    • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
    • Embracing cultural diversity
    • Embracing change

    Core Competencies

    • Achieving results
    • Being accountable
    • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen
    • Thinking analytically and strategically
    • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships
    • Communicating for impact

     Required Skillset

    • Strategically positioning UNFPA programmes
    • Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness
    • Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information
    • Providing a technical support system
    • Strengthening the programming capacity of implementing partners
    • Facilitating quality programmatic results
    • Internal and External relations and advocacy for results mobilization.
     

    Qualification and Experience

    The ideal candidate should

    • Be a Nigerian National
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in Public Administration, Accounting, Business, Economics, or related field of education. Candidates holding Professional Accounting  qualifications such as CPA or ACCA will also be considered.
    • Have a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience, including at least 3 years in the same functional area. Familiarity with UN Operational Rules and Regulations; direct working experience applying and handling UN Operational rules and regulations, a high advantage and  familiarity with ATLAS will be an asset.
    • Be Fluent in oral and written English;
    • Be proficient in current MS Office software applications and other accounting package is essential.

    Method of Application

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