NATIONAL POST, Finance Associate, Thimphu, Bhutan Country Office, GS-6

Level: G-6
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 5 August 2019 - 5:00pm(Thimphu time)
Duty station: Thimphu, Bhutan
Job ID: 24510

The Position:

The Finance Associate delivers effective financial advice and services to internal and external clients, providing finance related guidance to both Country Office (CO) and UNFPA supported projects.

The Finance Associate position is located in Bhutan Country Office (CO) and reports to the UNFPA Assistant Resident Representative.

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:

Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Assistant Resident Representative the Finance Associate will ensure the effective functioning of financial operations and systems in support of the programme and office management. S/he will work closely with programmes and project staff providing financial monitoring and analysis of projects and advising managers on expenditure trends and implementation rates. S/he ensures effective and efficient functioning of financial operations and systems.

S/he delivers quality services in Financial Management to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures.  S/he takes a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines in service of the Country Programme, providing support and guidance to colleagues in Bhutan.  Finance Associate is expected to maintain collaborative relationships with all technical staff (Programme Officers and project staff) as well as government counterparts. 

The requirements:

Qualifications and Experience


Completed Secondary Level Education required. First level university degree in Finance, Business, Public Administration or similar discipline desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

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

Proficiency in current office software applications, web-based management and ERP financial systems.


Full proficiency in English (including excellent writing and communication skills), fluency in the local dialects can be an added asset..

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 0.4 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 79%
Girls 86%
Population : 0.8 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 61%
Girls 71%