01 May

Psu Finance Assistant Priority For Kuwaiti Nationals Jobs Vacancy in Activeunited Nations Development Programme Undp

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Psu Finance Assistant Priority For Kuwaiti Nationals Jobs Vacancy in Activeunited Nations Development Programme Undp Jobs Details:


Under a Matrix reporting line DRR/Operations Manager, the PSU/Finance Assistant provides PSU support to the Programme Unit and financial support to the Finance Unit ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The PSU/ Finance Assistant promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.

The PSU/Finance Assistant works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and other teams in the CO and with UNDP HQs staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:
  • Support to administration and implementation of programme/operations strategies
  • Support to administration of budgets and functioning of the optimal cost-recovery system.
  • Accounting and administrative support
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Provides support for the administration and implementation of programme/operations strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Full compliance with UN/UNDP rules and regulations and other relevant policies on financial recording/reporting system and follow-up on audit recommendations; implementation of effective internal controls, proper functioning of a client-oriented financial resources management system.
  • Provision of inputs for preparation of cost sharing, trust fund and other agreements, follow up on contributions within the CO resource mobilization efforts.
Provides effective support to administration of budgets and functioning of the optimal cost-recovery system focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Provision of information for formulation of work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements and execution modalities.
  • Tracking and preparing spreadsheets on mobilized resources
  • Research and retrieval of statistical data from internal and external sources; preparation of statistical charts, tables and reports.
  • Processing of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for the services provided by elaboration and implementation of the income tracking system and follow up on cost recovery.
  • Extraction of data from various sources.
  • Maintenance of the filing system.
  • Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to head of unit.
Provides accounting and administrative support focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Proper control of the supporting documents for payments, preparation of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports for NIM/DIM projects processing of PO and non-PO vouchers for development projects.
  • Processing of transactions, ensuring that they are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas in conformity with the internal expenditures control system.
  • Timely corrective actions on erroneous data in Atlas.
  • Compilation of data for internal/external audit.
  • Provision of inputs to reports including donor reports. Backstopping the Finance Associate when needed including ATLAS pay-cycle functions, bank reconciliations and cash management.
Perform Finance T&E module functions including payment staging and invoice processing
  • Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Participation in the organization of training for the office staff on programme/operations related issues.
  • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in programme finance.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall CO efficiency in programme financial resources management and success in implementation of programme/operations strategies. Accurate analysis and presentation of financial information enhances UNDP position as a strong development partner. The information provided facilitates decision making of the management.


Functional Competencies:
Building Strategic Partnerships

Maintaining information and databases
  • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Basic research and analysis
  • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
Promoting Organizational Change and Development
Presentation of information on best practices in organizational change
  • Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions
Design and Implementation of Management Systems
Data gathering and implementation of management systems
  • Uses information/databases/other management systems
Client Orientation
Maintains effective client relationships
  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management
Gathering and disseminating information
  • Gathers and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems
Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making
Financial Certification programme

Required Skills and Experience

Secondary Education with specialized certification in Accounting and/or Finance. University degree in Finance or Accounting desirable. Part-qualified accountants from an internationally accredited institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage.
UNDP Accounting & Finance Test Required:

The successful completion of the UNDP AFT is a mandatory pre-condition for placement on the short-list for all applicants that do not have qualifications that exempt them from the test and if the institution is not recognized.

Those who are selected for this position yet do not hold a professional accountancy certificate must enroll in Finance Training and Certification Programme (FTCP) and complete it to the level commensurate with the position thereafter.
5 years of progressively responsible financial, administrative, programme support experience is required at the national or international level.
2 years of relevant experience required if in possession of a bachelor’s Degree.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft.
Exposure to accrual accounting, IPSAS or IFRS is highly desirable.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in English and Arabic is an advantage.

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