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Brief Project Description:
UNDP Finance unit provides financial management services to UNDP, Atlas agencies and Non Atlas agencies in Nigeria.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Deputy Country Director (Operations) and supervision of the Finance Analyst, the Finance Associate provides financial services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The Finance Associate promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.
Summary of Key Functions:
Ensures implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
Provides accounting and administrative support to the Finance Unit focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures proper CO cash management system functioning focusing on achievement of the following results:
Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:
Furthermore, UN volunteers are encouraged to:
The key results have an impact on the overall CO efficiency in financial resources management and success in introduction and implementation of operational strategies. Accurate, thoroughly researched and documented financial information, timely and appropriate delivery of services ensure client satisfaction and enhance UNDP credibility in use of financial resources.
A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the UNV assignment such as specific quantification of mobilized volunteers, activities, capacities
Conditions of Service
For a 12-month contract; monthly volunteer living allowance (VLA) intended to cover housing, basic needs and utilities, equivalent to N94, 914 settling-in-grant (if applicable) Equivalent of one month VLA, i.e. N94, 914 for a 12-month assignment if candidate is recruited from outside the duty station, or pro-rated if assignment is shorter than 12 months; life, health, and permanent disability insurance; return airfares (if applicable); resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.
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