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Finance Senior Assistant


  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Sanaa
  • Grade: Administrative support - LICA-5, Local Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: Closed
Job categories Finance
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5104/27002
Department/office MR, AMMMCO, Amman
Duty station Sana'a , Yemen
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-5
Duration Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 05-Nov-2023 to 12-Nov-2023
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. Implementation of operational strategies and procedures

  2. Treasury Management support 

  3. Security Guarantee Management 

  4. Financial reporting and Audit 

  5. Knowledge building and sharing

1. Ensure implementation of operational strategies and procedures, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance of financial processes and financial records with UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and strategies.

2. Provides support to Treasury, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Review of payment requests in oneUNOPS ERP  for completeness prior to their pre-clearance to ensure that supporting documentation is complete and all information concerning the payment request has been supplied; proper accounting codes used; certification of services rendered/goods delivered is documented  and duly signed by authorized officials; payment to contractors are in compliance with terms and conditions of agreement.
  • Review and confirmation of appropriateness of Operational Advances transactions processed,  through the interpretation and determination of applicable policies, regulations, rules, i.e. disbursements  are within authorized limits and contractual agreements, cash payments to third party services is well supported , travel entitlements  paid is as per travel policy etc.
  • Review and confirmation of validity of charges by verifying authorized amounts and ensuring availability of budget and funds.
  • Maintenance and control of petty cash funds, cash disbursements as approved  and preparation of petty cash utilization  report for replenishment.
  • Frequent contact with the local bank to obtain day-to-day information relating to delayed disbursements to beneficiaries,  rates of exchange, changes in procedures and bank regulations, etc.

3.  Security Guarantee management 

  • Receipt of original copies of both Performance  and Advance payment guarantees 
  • Ensure the Guarantees are in line with UNOPS Guarantee template
  • Conduct independent verification of the Guarantees with the issuing Banks
  • Seek clearance from both the Yemen Finance manager and UNOPS Corporate  for acceptance of the Bank guarantees, as per  set mandate
  • Process the financial details of the Bank Guarantee into The Corporate  Bank guarantee tracking tool/ registry.
  • Safely physically secure all Bank Guarantee and account for them at all times.
  • e-Alert the relevant project and procurement unit on Bank guarantee about to expire , 1 month before expiry. 
  • Provide relevant data on Bank guarantees as requested during Quarterly and Yearly book/Account closure.

4. Financial reporting and Audit:

  • Timely process of regular  IFS  as guided by the Finance Officer.
  • Timely process Donor related IFR using prescribed format.  
  • Prepare Audit schedules.
  • Support Audit by providing relevant supporting documents, as requested.
  • Perform any other duty as directed by management.

5. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Participation in the Finance-focused trainings
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice

Impact of Results: The key results have an impact on the overall execution of the UNOPS financial services.  Accurate data entry and presentation of financial information and a client-oriented approach enhances UNOPS’ capability to effectively and efficiently manage financial resources.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Completion of secondary school or equivalent is required. Specialized training in finance desirable but not required.
  • Five (5) years of relevant accounting and financial experience at national level is required.
  •  Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2003 and/or newer versions) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems is highly desired.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English is required.
  • Knowledge of second UN working language desirable.

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