DEADLINE EXTENDED: NATIONAL POST: Programme/Finance Assistant, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific Sub Regional Office, G5

Level: G-5
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 14 September 2018 - 5:00pm(Pohnpei time)
Duty station: Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
Job ID: 17756


Position summary:

The Programme/Finance Assistant is located in UNFPA Office in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia and will work under the day-to-day supervision of the Program Specialist.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA 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.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

S/He provides programmatic and financial support in implementation of program activities ensuring full compliance of program and financial processes with UN/UNFPA rules, regulations, policies and strategies. S/He provides logistical support to programme implementation. S/He provides organizational functions of the office in terms of providing effective communications support to the Sub Regional office; ensuring facilitation of knowledge building and management. In addition, the incumbent contributes to basic programme/research data for the management of the programme and in tracking progress of the programme implementation.


Qualifications and Experience


Completion of secondary level education or an equivalent is required. First level university (Bachelor) degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Accountancy, Chartered Accountancy and related fields is desirable. 

Knowledge and Experience: 

Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in similar role;

Some experience in research assistance and general understanding of programme support, monitoring and evaluation is desirable;

Good writing and communication skills with the ability to draft correspondence in a clear, accurate and concise manner; 

Previous experience and knowledge of protocol in the United Nations is an advantage,

Good interpersonal, planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills;

Ability to work independently and harmoniously in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic team environment  maintaining tact and discretion in all dealings;

Computer literacy - Proficiency in the use of MS Office Packages and the Internet;

Good knowledge of Atlas/PeopleSoft is an asset. 


Fluency in English Language and knowledge of the local language is required.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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