Finance Associate

  Afghanistan`s Peace and Reintegration Programme
  Afghanistan Unspecified 455
Date Posted:Nov 30, 2010
Closing Date:Dec 5, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Afghanistan`s Peace and Reintegration Programme :

UNDP Afghanistan is supporting the Government of Afghanistan to implement the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme. This programme is supported by the international community and the United Nations to bring long term security and stability to Afghanistan. To implement this programme, a Peace and Reintegration (P&R) Trust Fund will be established to support various reintegration efforts, including training programmes, development activities and technical support.

Job Summary:

The key results have an impact on the execution of the APRP/HPC financial services management in terms of quality and accuracy of work. Accurate data entry and presentation of financial information and a client-oriented approach enhances APRP capability to effectively and efficiently manage financial resources.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Summary of Key Functions:

 Implementation of operational strategies
 Accounting and administrative support

1. Ensures implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

 Full compliance of financial processes and financial records with APRP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
 Input to the APRP/HPC business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management.

2. Provides accounting and administrative support to the Finance Unit focusing on achievement of the following results:

 Proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports of APRP/HPC ;
 preparation of all types of vouchers
 Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted; travel claims and other entitlements are duly processed
 Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers.
 Presentation of information on the status of financial resources as required.
 Maintenance of the proper filing system for finance records and documents of APRP/HPC.
 Processing of financial documentation (vouchers, supporting documents, telephone invoices, etc.) and maintaining internal expenditures control system by ensuring that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted; travel claims, monthly payment orders and other entitlements are duly processed.
 Follow-up with ANBP Finance for information relating to payments.
 Preparation of routine correspondence, faxes, memoranda and reports in accordance with APRP SOP
 Extracting, inputting, copying and filing data from various sources.
 Maintenance of the proper filing system for financial records and documents.
 Money transfer focal point for High Peace Council.

Corporate Competencies:

 Demonstrates commitment to APRP’s mission, vision and values
 Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies
Development and Operational Effectiveness
 Ability to perform a variety of standard tasks related to financial resources management, including screening and collecting documentation, financial data processing, filing, provision of information
 Good knowledge of financial rules and regulations, accounting
 Strong IT skills
 Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system

Leadership and Self-Management
 Focuses on result for the High Peace Council and responds positively to feedback
 Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
 Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.

Job Requirement:

Secondary Education with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Business or Public Administration desirable, but it is not a requirement.

With High school degree 5 to 6 years and with Bachelor degree 2 to 4 years of progressively responsible finance experience is required at the national or international level.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), advance knowledge of automated procurement systems, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language requirements:
Fluency in the national languages of the duty station and English Language is a requirement.

Job Location:

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