Finance Associate

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In 2021-2024 Turkmenistan will implement Transitional TB grant aiming at full exit from the Global Fund support by the end of 2014. In the transitional grant UNDP’s role will be to support MoH and NTP with building national policies and capacities for the successful transition to full domestic funding of the TB grant and at the same time to maintain universal access to TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment services of good quality and applying patient-centered interventions during the transition period.

Besides the Global Fund’s TB grant, UNDP country office implements financing agreements funded by MoH aiming at procurement of quality-assured health products (reagents, commodities, medicines, medical equipment) for the needs of national programmes for infectious diseases control. The projects funded by the Global Fund and by the MoH are thematically combined and contribute to implementation of the plan for sustainability and transition of the National TB Programme to full domestic funding by 2024. Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Finance Associate will provide technical support on the financial management for UNDP’s PR role in accordance with UNDP rules, policies and procedures and corporate agreements with the GF, and working in close coordination with national stakeholders, the GF (including Local Fund Agent), CCM and technical and UN partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Project Manager on the planning, coordination and revision of the work plan and budget for UNDP’s PR role including SR’s budgets across all functional areas in accordance with UNDP rules, policies and procedures and corporate agreements with the GF;
  • Ensure full compliance of financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and audit follow-up with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; 
  • Assist under the Project Manager’s guidance, the audits by the Office of Audit and Investigations and audits of SRs in line with UNDP rules, regulations, policies and procedures and the corporate agreements with the GF and support the timely implementation of audit recommendations and findings as they relate to financial, asset and SR management; 
  • Assist the Project Manager in the implementation and update of the risk mitigation matrix in relation to assets and financial management which reflects the country’s context for implementation, including contingency plans;
  • Assist the Project Manager with preparation of variance analysis, the annual progress report and disbursement request, reporting to national partners and CCM, assist with preparation of reprogramming requests;
  • Maintenance of asset register and verification of assets;
  • Develop and maintain a document management system (physical and electronic) for the Principal Recipient and Sub-recipient records; 
  • Verification of SRs’ financial reports and supporting documents, reconciliation against bank statements.
  • Assist the Sub-recipients in the development and update of the risk mitigation matrix in relation to assets and financial management which reflects the country’s context for implementation, including contingency plans;
  • Prepare cost estimates and financial forecasts for different activities according to the needs of programme management; 
  • Implement an effective internal control, proper design and functioning of the financial resources management system; 
  • Ensure knowledge generation through identification, documentation and dissemination of achievements, best practices and lessons learned directly linked to the Grant finance management;
  • Ensures effective engagement with national stakeholders and knowledge transfer;
  • The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization..
  • Ensures the projects are registered/re-registered by the Ministry of Finance and Economy in accordance with the local legislation.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Secondary Education with specialized certification in accounting and/or finance. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting is desirable. 
  • Part-qualified accountants from an internationally accredited institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage (the degree must state that the major is in accounting or finance. Degrees in Business Administration or Public Administration are not considered equivalent). 
  • Fully qualified accountant, from an internationally accredited institute of accountancy or full completion of the UNDP Finance Training and Certification Programme (FTCP). No UNDP Accountancy and Finance Test (AFT) is required.
  • Candidates with no professional accountancy qualifications, but with degrees that major in accountancy and/or finance must complete UNDP Finance Training and Certification Programme (FTCP), if recruited. However, no UNDP Accountancy and Finance Test (AFT) is required.
  • Candidate with no professional accountancy qualifications but with relevant experience must successfully undertake UNDP Accountancy and Finance Test (AFT) before shortlisting and must complete the UNDP Finance Training and Certification Programme (FTCP), if recruited.

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years (with Secondary education) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible experience in accounting and/or finance. 

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting and reporting is an asset;
  • Experience in preparation of budget variance reports is an asset; 
  • Advanced knowledge of excel spreadsheets;
  • Previous experience in development projects is desirable;
  • Previous experience with ERP systems;
  • Experience in audit is an asset. 

Languages:

  • Fluency in Russian, English and Turkmen (written and spoken) is required.

Source: https://estm.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/requisitions/job/18504

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