Finance Officer

  Afghanistan`s Peace and Reintegration Programme
  Afghanistan Unspecified 377
Date Posted:Aug 17, 2010
Reference:ANBP/APRP 2010-08-01/Re-advertisement
Closing Date:Aug 21, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Account/Finance
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
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 Finance Officer is responsible for management and coordination of the overall finance issues of the P and R. Under direct supervision of the P and R management, the Finance Officer provides leadership in execution of the full range of Financial services ensuring their transparency and integrity

Duties & Responsibilities:

Summary of key functions:

• Effective team work and analyzing of proposals to support the P and R
• Effective and accurate financial resources management and oversight
• Implementation of financial operational strategies and procedures
• Facilitation of knowledge building and sharing

1. Ensure effective team work and analyzing of proposals to support the P and R
• Be part of the finance management team overseeing all the transactions of the trust fund set up for the peace and reintegration Programme;
• Carry out analyses of proposals reviewed from various stake holders to support the P and R Programme and all the resources based on efficiency and speedy delivery.
2. Ensure effective and accurate financial resources management and oversight, focusing on achievement of the following results:

• Financial analysis and oversight for all resources managed by the P and R and provision of high-quality professional reports and advice to P and R management;
• Organizing and oversight of P and R cash management processes, including liquidity management, recommendation of imprest level, risk assessment, bank relationship management, timely accounting and reconciliation of all transactions, security for cash assets on site;
• Support and strengthen financial system and provide feed back on financial matters to P and R management;
• Participate in discussions of new or revised procedures, practices and assesses the impact of changes and make recommendations for follow up action.
3. Ensure implementation of financial operational strategies and procedures, focusing on achievement of the following results:

• Full compliance of financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and audit follow up with P and R management rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of the financial resources management system;
• P and R finance business process mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal standard operating procedures in the Finance Unit; control of the workflows in the Finance Unit;
• Continuous analysis and monitoring of the financial situation, presentation of forecasts for P and R management;
• Elaboration of the framework and conditions of contribution within the P and R resource mobilization efforts.
4. Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:

• Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in Finance;
• Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
• Perform any other task assigned by the P and R management.

Corporate Competencies:

 Demonstrates and ethical standards
 Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of P and R
 Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning
 Promotes knowledge management in P and R and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example

Development and Operational Effectiveness
 Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
 Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments and manage transactions
 Excellent knowledge of accounting
 Ability to successfully lead the Finance Team

Management and Leadership
 Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
 Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
 Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
 Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Job Requirement:

• Bachelor degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics or related field. Master degree is desirable.

• Bachelor’s degree with 5-6 years experience or Masters degree with 3-4 years of relevant experience at the national or International level in providing financial management advisory services and managing staff operational systems;
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.
• Demonstrated ability to write clearly and accurately in English, Dari and/or Pashto.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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