UNDP – United Nations Development Programme is Recruiting Analyst (2024)

24 Feb 2024

UNDP – United Nations Development Programme was established in 1965 by United Nations General Assembly. It was created by merging the United Nations Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance (EPTA), established in 1949, and the United Nations Special Fund, established in 1958.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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Position Purpose:

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision to the Deputy Resident Representative – Operations, the Programme Finance Analyst is responsible for effective delivery of programme finance services ensuring effective and transparent utilization of financial resources and integrity of financial services in the Country Office (CO) Programme Unit. The Programme Finance Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.

UNDP adopts a portfolio approach to accommodate changing business needs and leverage linkages across interventions to achieve its strategic goals. Therefore, UNDP personnel are expected to work across units, functions, teams, and projects in multidisciplinary teams in order to enhance and enable horizontal collaboration.

The Programme Finance Analyst supervises and leads the programme finance staff.    With proper and accurate programme financing, the incumbent, supports the design, planning, and management of the country programme.  In doing so, s/he works in close collaboration with Programme staff, other staff of the Unit, operations team, Programme and projects staff in the CO and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex programme and operations-related issues, ensuring successful CO performance in Finance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure effective programme financial planning, implementation and monitoring systems through:

  • Prepare and monitor calendar of corporate requirements;
  • Implement and maintain an effective planning and analysis capability that will provide management with appropriate analytical tools to establish goals and measure the financial performance of the CO;

Ensures effective CO programme internal/ external capacity development functions focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • 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;
  • Continuous analysis and monitoring of the financial situation, presentation of forecasts for development and management projects;
  • Implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies in consultation with office management;
  • 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;


  • A professional accounting qualification from an internationally accredited institute of accountancy, and/or Advanced (Masters) University Degree in Finance and/or Accounting is required. Candidates with professional accounting qualifications from an internationally accredited institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage. OR;
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Candidates with no professional accountancy qualifications, but with degrees that major in accountancy and/or finance must complete the Finance Training and Certification Programme (FTCP), if recruited;
  • Candidates satisfying the two above criteria are exempted from undertaking the UNDP Advanced Accountancy and Finance Test (AAFT);


  • Minimum 2 years (with master’s degree) or 4 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience in providing financial management services, and/or managing staff and operational systems;
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advanced;
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets and web-based management systems such as ERP financials and database packages;
  • Experience of working with project staff and IPs offering financial advisory services including reporting and budgetary issues is desired;

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