United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA is Recruiting Finance Analyst (2024)

Closing date 20 Jan 2024

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

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The Position:

The Finance Analyst will support the administration of financial resources of the Joint Programme to ensure the efficient and effective use of the financial resources drawing upon the Secretary-General’s Principle of Mutual Recognition, as well as proper OFA management, and in accordance with the financial and operational requirements of the participating donors. 

You would be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the strategic and efficient management of financial project resources across the four participating UN agencies, while exercising proper financial controls and adherence to corporate financial policies, rules and regulations
  • As a member of the Convening Team for 2gether 4 SRHR you will provide substantive support in assuring the correctness/ high quality and monitoring of all financial information and advice on all financial matters relating to the Joint Programme in close collaboration with the Administrative Agent of the Joint Programme, the International Operations Manager of UNFPA and the Operations Managers of the four participating UN agencies. 
  • Monitoring and compiling reports of programme financial performance across all four participating UN agencies coordinating and providing the necessary financial information and analysis, including monitoring implementation rates against the outcomes of the Joint Programme and as defined by the Standard Administrative Agreement.
  • Monitoring expenditure against the proposed activities and by countries receiving catalytic funding through the 2gether 4 SRHR programme to detect potential over/under expenditure and make recommendations to reallocate funds when necessary. Monitoring expenditures to ensure that they remain within the authorized levels. 
  • Developing tools and mechanisms for effective and efficient monitoring of programme and project budgets, coordinating the compilation of financial data and providing accurate and up-to-date financial information to the Regional Interagency Steering Committee, the Regional Interagency Working Group and the Administrative Agent of the Joint Programme as required. 

Qualifications and Experience: 


Advanced University degree in Finance/Accounting, Business, Public Administration or relevant field.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Minimum 2 years or more of progressive professional experience in accounting, finance, budget or administration. 
  • Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources. 
  • Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods and the management of complex programmes is highly desirable. 
  • Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) is desirable. 
  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant, (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent is desirable.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate ERP/Peoplesoft systems.


Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages desirable.

Required Competencies: 


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

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,

Functional Competencies:

  • Managing the organization’s financial resources
  • Providing procurement services
  • Managing data, documents, correspondence and reports
  • Manage information and workflows

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