United Nations Development Programme Recruitment 2017 - Jobs in Nigeria

United Nations Development Programme Recruitment 2017

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6 Feb, 2017

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Finance Jobs in Nigeria, Human Resources Jobs Nigeria

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

Job Title: Finance Analyst
Job ID: 7941
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: NOB
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the DCD-O the Finance Analyst is responsible for effective delivery of financial services, transparent utilization of financial resources and management of the Country Office (CO) Finance Unit.
  • He/she analyses and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues.
  • The Finance Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.
  • The Finance Analyst supervises and leads the staff of the Finance Unit. The Finance Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams in the CO and with UNDP HQs staff and Government officials ensuring successful CO performance in Finance.

Duties and Responsibilities
Implementation of operational and financial management strategies, and adaptation of processes and procedures:

  • Full compliance of financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and audit follow up with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of the financial resources management system.
  • CO Finance business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance, control of the workflows in the Finance Unit.
  • Continuous analysis and monitoring of the financial situation, presentation of forecasts for development and management projects.
  • Elaboration of the framework and conditions of contributions within the CO resources mobilization efforts.
  • Elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies.
  • Routinely monitors financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions, and investigates anomalies or unusual transactions. Informs supervisors and other UNDP staff at Headquarters of the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained.

Management of project budgets and organization of an optimal cost-recovery system:

  • Financial resources management through planning, guiding, controlling of the resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations.
  • Preparation and monitoring of budgets of management projects.
  • Establishment of the development projects budgets preparation/modification monitoring system, control of budgetary status versus authorized spending limits (ASL) and budgets delivery levels.
  • Sending project budget to KK if authorized by the Senior Management (can be done only on the basis of signed prodocs and project budgets).
  • Elaboration of proper mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in budget management.
  • Preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for the services provided by UNDP.
  • Regular analysis and reporting on budget approvals and the delivery situation of management projects.
  • Collection of information on internal and external clients satisfaction and needs in order to develop improved services.

Control of CO accounts:

  • Elaboration of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas; payrolls are duly prepared; MPOs, travel claims and other entitlements are duly processed, receipting of goods and services and establishment of accruals are properly done in compliance with IPSAS and UNDP policies and procedures.
  • Manager level 1 in Atlas.
  • Control of accounts closure.
  • Approval of vendors in Atlas.
  • Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers. Timely response to HQ requests to resolve financial data issues.
  • Control of the Accounts Receivables for UNDP projects and maintenance of the General Ledger.

CO Cash Management:

  • Timely review of cash position for local accounts to ensure sufficient funds on hand for disbursements. Timely identification and recording of receipts for income application.
  • Monitoring of financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions and investigation of anomalies or unusual transactions. Provision of information to supervisors and other UNDP staff at HQ on the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained.
  • Daily review of zero-balance account bank statements in Atlas to monitor imprest level; identification and record of contributions.
  • Primary contact with local bank management on routine operational matters including negotiation of exchange rate on replenishment’s.
  • Member of bank signatory panel.
  • Approval and submission of monthly UN exchange rate reports to Treasury.
  • Timely and accurate approval of bank reconciliation, including documented review of exceptions.
  • Initiation of bank transfers and deals, selecting bank transfers and deals for approval and settlement.
  • Performing Pay cycle manager role in Atlas.
  • Timely preparation of monthly cash flow forecast for use by Operations Manager. Liaison with UN Agencies to obtain estimate of their cash requirements.

Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO and guidance to all stakeholders on financial matters:

  • Organization/conduct of training for the operations/programme/projects staff on financial management and RBM.
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in Finance.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Requirements
Core Competencies:

  • Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow
  • People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Delivery: Ability to get things done

Technical/Functional Competencies:

  • Building Partnerships
  • Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • Job Knowledge / Technical Expertise
  • Promoting Organizational Change and Development
  • Client Orientation

Education:

  • Advanced (Masters) University Degree in Finance/Accounting, Business, or Public Administration, or a professional accounting qualification from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy.
  • Professionally qualified accountants from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage.
  • UNDP Advanced Accountancy & Finance Test required.

Experience:

  • 2 years of relevant experience in providing financial management and accounting advisory services, managing staff and operational systems.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems and ERP financials, preferably PeopleSoft.
  • Experience of IPSAS and/or IFRS is required.

Language Requirement:

  • Fluency in English and in the national language of the duty station.

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

Job Title: Human Resources Analyst
Job ID: 7911
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Job Description

  • Under the guidance and supervision of DCD-O, the HR Analyst is responsible for transparent implementation of HR strategies in COs, effective delivery of HR services and management of the CO HR Unit.
  • He/she analyses, interprets and applies HR policies, rules and regulations, establishes internal procedures and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex HR issues.
  • The HR Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach and contributes to the maintenance of high staff morale.
  • The HR Analyst supervises and leads the staff of the HR Unit or is a team member of the HR Unit. The HR Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams in the CO and UNDP HQs staff ensuring successful CO performance in HR management.

Duties and Responsibilities
Implementation of HR strategies and policies:

  • Full compliance of HR activities with UN rules and regulations, UNDP policies, procedures and strategies; effective implementation of the internal control, proper design and functioning of the HR management system.
  • Continuous analysis of corporate HR strategies and policies, assessing the impact of changes and making recommendations on their implementation in the CO. Continuous research of the matters related to conditions of service, salaries, allowances and other policy matters. Elaboration and introduction of measurement indicators, monitoring and reporting on achievement of results.
  • CO HR business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in HR management, control of the workflows in the HR Unit.
  • Implementation of the strategic approach to recruitment in the CO, proper use of contractual modalities, forecast of the staffing needs, performance evaluation and staff career development management.

Effective Human Resources Management:

  • Management of International staff entitlements and position funding delegated to the HR Unit.
  • Management of recruitment processes including job descriptions, job classification, vacancy announcement, screening of candidates, chairing interview panels, making recommendations on recruitment. Oversight of recruitment under UNDP projects.
  • Review and certification of submissions to the Local Appointment and Promotion Board (LAPB).
  • Management of contracts in and outside Atlas. Monitoring and tracking of all transactions related to positions, recruitment, HR data, benefits, earnings/deductions, retroactivity, recoveries, adjustments and separations through Atlas. Upon delegation of responsibility, performs HR Manager functions in Atlas.
  • Development and management of rosters.
  • Validation of cost-recovery charges in Atlas for HR services provided by UNDP to other Agencies.

Staff Performance Management and Career Development:

  • Elaboration and implementation of the protocol for performance appraisal process, facilitation of the process, elaboration of performance evaluation indicators in consultation with the Senior Management.
  • Support to effective learning management including establishment of the Whole Office Learning plan and individual learning plans in collaboration with the Senior Management and Learning Manager. Implementation of the Universal Access strategy ensuring access to role appropriate learning activities.
  • Provision of effective counseling to staff on career advancement, development needs, learning possibilities.
  • Implementation of strategic staffing policies in line with career development.

Conduct of UN-related Surveys:

  • Organization and coordination of comprehensive and interim local salary, hardship and place-to-place surveys in coordination with the Operations Manager.

Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO:

  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in HR.
  • Organization of training’s for operations/ programme staff on HR issues.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Core Competencies

Innovation:

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Leadership:

  • Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management:

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Communication:

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Delivery:

  • Ability to get things done

Technical/Functional Competencies

  • Building Partnerships
  • Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • Job Knowledge / Technical Expertise
  • Promoting Organizational Change and Development
  • Client Orientation

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in HR, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.
  • HR Certification programme.

Experience:

  • 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing HR advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and in the national language of the duty station.

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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