National Administrative and Finance Officer

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United Nations Office for Project Services seeks highly qualified individuals for the following position in The Mine Action Programme in Somalia project.

National Administrative and Finance Officer:

Under the general guidance and direction of the Project Manager of the Mine Action Somalia Project and the direct supervision of the Administrative Officer, the Administrative and Finance Specialist is responsible for maintaining the UNMAS’ accounts, supervision of the work of the Finance Section staff, and ensuring full implementation of the United Nations Financial Rules, Regulations and Instructions.


Specifically, the Administrative and Finance Specialist will manage overall financial administration of the UNMAS’ accounts as follows:

  • Coordinate financial planning of activities related to Administration, Human Resources, Finance, Procurement, Logistics/Supply, Transport and Technical services in the programme and keep the UN Programme Manager updated on related information.
  • Responsible for supervision, management and monitoring of Atlas accounts and preparation of quarterly financial statements;
  • Act as Verifying Officer for all financial documentation in respect of the programme.
  • Liaise with other UN Agencies and external organizations on financial and administrative matters.
  • Represent the UNMAS and/or UNOPS in the UN inter-agency administrative bodies in Sudan, where appropriate, as may be requested by the Director of the MA Sector in Sudan/Programme Manager.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the Director of the MA Sector in Sudan/Programme Manager and information on any new developments in administrative and financial procedures.
  • Any other tasks requested by the Director of the MA Sector in Sudan/Programme Manager and/or Deputy Programme Manager.


  • A sound knowledge of UNOPS/UN financial rules and regulations within HR and procurement and previous experience in a similar job within a UN agency would be a distinct advantage.
  • Sound Computer skills, in particular MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FASS, Atlas and Imprest.
  • Able to live and work in a multi-national/multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong coordination and administration skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven ability to motivate and manage an administrative and finance team to provide effective support to operations
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in accounting, business administration or finance or a recognized qualification in Accountancy.
  • A first level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience in accounting, budget or finance may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting and financial management, preferably in an international organization.
  • Practical experience in United Nations financial management procedures with special emphasis on planning, budgeting and financial management of mine action pogrammes is highly desirable.

    Deadline: 20th December.

    For more job information and application, see: National Administrative and Finance Officer Website

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