UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.
With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.
A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.
Established in 2009, UNOPS Ethiopia Office has been providing services to various partners, including the government of Ethiopia, UN agencies such as WHO, UNHCR and WFP, and other international organizations. Since 2014, the UNOPS Ethiopia Multi-country Office (EMCO) runs and coordinates the UNOPS activities in Ethiopia, as well as Sudan and Djibouti. The UNOPS EMCO team is composed of approximately 100 national and international women and men, and offers a broad range of services such as infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial and human resources management.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of Support Services, the Finance Specialist analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues. S/he ensures effective and transparent utilization of financial resources and integrity of financial services. The Finance Specialist promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNOPS rules and regulations.
The Finance Specialist works in close collaboration with the Programme, Operations, and project teams in the Regional Office or Operations/Project Centre/Hub, UNOPS HQ staff, and Government officials, ensuring successful delivery of financial services.
The Finance Specialist oversees and directs all finance issues and tasks of the Multi-Country Office, and supervises all finance personnel engaged by the Multi-Country Office.
1.Ensures implementation of operational strategies and adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:
2.Ensures timely budget preparation and effective monitoring and control, focusing on achievement of the following results:
3.Ensures proper Operations cash management and treasury functions, focusing on achievement of the following results:
4. Ensure proper control of Operations accounts and payments, focusing on achievement of the following results:
5.Ensures knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency of the Operations in financial resources management and success in introduction and implementation of operational strategies. Accurate, thoroughly researched and documented financial information, timely and appropriate delivery of services ensure client satisfaction and enhance UNOPS credibility in use of financial resources.
At least 5 years of relevant experience for Masters Degree and 7 years experience for Bachelors Degree at the national or international level in providing financial management services and/or managing staff and operational systems.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2003 and/or newer versions) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, as well as ERP systems, is required.Language Requirements:
|Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.|
|Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion. |
|Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.|
|Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).|
|Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.|
|Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.|
|Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.|
|Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.|
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.