NATIONAL POST- Finance Assistant, Dhaka, Bangladesh, G-5

  • Level: G-5
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 29 Oct 2018 05:00 PM (Asia/Dhaka)
  • Duty station: Dhaka, Bangladesh


The Position:

The Finance Assistant is responsible for implementing the organizational financial rules and regulations in the UNFPA Country Office in Bangladesh. You will deliver quality financial services in adherence to relevant policies and standards established by the Headquarters (HQs) and apply finance related guidelines, processes and procedures to the UNFPA Country Office (CO) activities.

You will report directly to the Finance Analyst. 

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:

In the UNFPA Country Office in Bangladesh and in the context of the implementation of the 9th UNFPA Country Programme, you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth provision of critical financial services to the UNFPA Bangladesh Country Office staff as well as national counterparts. You will build close relationships with CO programme and operations teams, Regional and HQs based Finance Specialists, national counterparts, implementing partners as well as the UN agencies for efficient and effective delivery of quality finance services.

You will provide quality support to ensure accurate and reliable financial data and information are available and reported in a timely manner with required quality checks, in line with UNFPA guidelines and procedures.

Qualifications and Experience  


Completed secondary level education required. Specialized certification in Accounting or Finance an asset; First level university degree in Finance/Accounting or Commerce preferred.

Knowledge and Experience: 

• Five  years of relevant experience in administration, finance or office management.

• Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate technology based financial systems.

• Good knowledge of ERP systems, preferably Peoplesoft (ATLAS) highly desirable. 

• Working in team

• Time management and multi-tasking ability.


Fluency in English and Bangla is required. Working knowledge of another UN language an asset. 


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