** Background Information - Myanmar
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.
Myanmar is one of UNOPS principal offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for three of the most extensive development programmes in the country, namely the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund(3MDG), the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). Also, UNOPS Myanmar is Principal Recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Myanmar and Cambodia, and for the Global Fund¹s Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative targeting drug-resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organizations in the country, including the Government of Myanmar, international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs. UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. UNOPS Myanmar Support Services are shared across all programmes. The successful delivery of financial services to all UNOPS operations in Myanmar is the responsibility of the Finance Unit, which is comprised of an Operations Team and a Managed Cash Flow Unit (MCFU) with personnel based around Myanmar.The Managed Cash Flow Unit (MCFU) allows the management and implementation of activities in the public sector through a cash transfer and payment process. This MCFU scheme aims to follow the public sector financing standards and to channel the money to support the Government Ministries under whose supervision the services are delivered.
** Background Information - Job-specific
Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following duties which are performed according to organizational needs and structure:
Under the overal supervison of the Head of Finance, the Deputy Head of Finance - MCFU acts as an advisor to Senior Management and leads Managed Cash Flow Unit operations. S/he guides the MCFU and fosters collaboration within the team, with programme staff, and with other stakeholders. The incumbent provides solutions to a wide spectrum of financial management issues, maintains oversight over the MCFU, and promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach.
** Functional Responsibilities
Functions / Key Results Expected
Ensures the implementation of operational and financial management strategies, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
2.Budget management and organization of the cost-recovery system
Manages the project budgets and organizes an optimal cost-recovery system focusing on achievement of the following results:
3.Control of Operational Advance (OA) accounts
4.Control of Field level cash management
6. Knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Impact of Results
The effective and successful achievement of results by the Deputy Head of Finance directly impact on the availability of UNOPS’ financial resources to effectively support the development and implementation of the organization’s programmes and projects. It enhances the organizations financial and programme performance, demonstrating UNOPS’ effective stewardship of donor and partner funds. These promote the credibility of the organization as an effective service provider in project services and management.
Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization. (for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. *For people managers only: *Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
** Education/Experience/Language requirements
A first-level university degree, in combination with two additional years’ qualifying experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Experience
Minimum of Seven years of professional-level experience in accounting with responsibility for project accounting and preparation of financial statements in an international organization in providing financial management services;
** Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA) Contract level: LICA 11 Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION. ONLY MYANMAR NATIONALS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. ALL OTHER APPLICANTS WILL BE REJECTED.
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx
** Additional Considerations
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
** Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
Job categories: Finance
Vacancy code: VA/2018/B5506/16571
Department/office: AR, MMOC, Myanmar
Duty station: Yangon, Myanmar
Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
Contract level: LICA Specialist-11
Application period: 12-Oct-2018 to 20-Nov-2018