Finance Officer (SEEDS) Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

UNDP, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


In response to the request by the Government of Ethiopia and with the view to support the reforms and 6th general elections, the United Nations has performed a Needs Assessment Mission (NAM), which confirmed that conditions were favourable for the United Nations to design and activate an elections programme/project of support. UNDP supported the development of the ‘Supporting Elections for Ethiopia’s Democratic Strengthening (SEEDS)’, which was launched in June 2019. The project provided the legal, planning and operational support for the 6th general elections. The project has an end date of 28 February 2022 and requires services of a finance officer.

Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures smooth financial operation of Project’s activities and follows up on all financial transactions; caries out day-to-day financial transactions;
Provide support to prepare annual and quarterly work plans and budgets as well as special report as required for financial planning in consultation with the Project Manager;
Prepares detailed cost estimates and participates in budget preparation, analysis and projections;
Data Entry into Atlas/any accounting software in light of ProDoc/Annual Work Plans (AWPs), monitoring of their status, preparation of required budget revisions, determination of unutilized funds, operational and financial closure of project(s);
Design CoA of the project to meet govt and donor reporting requirements, align financial data with M& E tools & techniques;
Full compliance with UNDP POPP /NIM (National implementation modality)/ DIM (Direct Implementation Modality) manual, rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and proper planning, supporting follow up of audit; implementation of the effective internal control framework;
Assist in tracking the project expenditure as well as of different contract holders.
Ability to plan own work, setting priorities and completing it under pressure or when faced with competing demands.
Required Skills and Experience
Min. Academic Education:
University Degree in Finance, Business Administration or related discipline
Min. years of relevant Work experience:
Minimum 2 years of relevant finance experience in programme/project support services (Accounts and Financial management) in development projects;
Required skills and competencies:
Knowledge of ATLAS or an ERP system. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.). Experience in handling of web-based management systems
Working experience with UNDP/any UN Agency is an asset.
Desired additional skills and competencies:
Experience in accounting information systems, auditing and exposure to accounting software and ICT is desired
Required Language(s) (at working level):
English, both oral and written.
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