Finance Associate [National Post]

Level: G-6
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 20 September 2017 - 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: Johannesburg
Job ID: 11957

This post is open only to nationals and permanent residents of South Africa

  • Are you experienced in finance?

  • Would you like to work for a UN organization that supports women and youth in 150+ countries?

If so, this might be the position for you.

About Us

UNFPA, the United Nations Populations Fund, 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.

How You Can Make a Difference

We are making great progress on the African continent. Since 1990, the rate of maternal deaths in Africa has almost halved, and the CARMMA initiative is helping to speed up progress. More women and men are better able to plan and space their children. Young people are more empowered in sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. Yet there is much still to be done.

As Finance Associate, you will provide advisory support to a group of Country Offices with respect to operating fund account reconciliations, financial policy application and Atlas processing; analysis of country office (CO) trial balance and review of CO expenditures and balances sheet accounts to ensure accuracy of the accounts; assistance to country officers in fulfillment of their accountability obligations; and assistance in the year end closure processes.

You Possess

Your Education: Completion of secondary education and successful completion of UN accounting test (if applicable).

Your Knowledge and Experience

  • 6 years finance-related work experience –accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger maintenance, etc. Experience in application of IPSAS or IFRS would be advantageous.

  • Proficiency in use of spreadsheets, word processing and computerized accounting systems (preferable PeolpleSoft)

  • Successful completion of UN accounting test;

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.;

  • Ability to organize effectively, work under pressure with attention to detail, precision and accuracy.

  • Dedication to UN principles and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with persons of different national background.

Your Languages: Fluency in English. Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese an asset

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

South Africa
Population : 56.7 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 59%
Girls 69%