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Administrative and Finance Associate

Tunis (Tunisia)

The Administrative and Finance Associate delivers quality services in human resource, administration and finance to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures. She/he works closely with programme and project staff providing financial monitoring and analysis of projects and advising managers on expenditure trend and implementation rate. She/he takes a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines, providing support and guidance to the CO and UNFPA-supported projects.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Supports the monitoring of programme financial performance for all core and non-core resources by providing necessary financial information and analysis;
  • Adapts processes and procedures, anticipates and manages operational requirements of programme/project inputs under national execution;
  • Maintains an effective financial recording and reporting system, internal control and audit follow-up;
  • Prepares and monitors the administrative budget and ensures financial transactions are in accordance with UNFPA financial rules and procedures;
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection process applying best practice human resource tools and mechanisms, advises and briefs managers and project personnel;
  • Interprets financial policies and procedures particularly relating to NEX;
  • Reviews procurement requests and initiates procurement procedures for office and project equipment, supplies and services in a transparent and cost-effective manner; recommends procurement decisions;
  • Reviews and prepares material for common system activities relating to common services and premises

Required Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results
  • Being accountable
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/ business acumen
  • Thinking analytically and strategically
  • Working in teams/ managing ourselves and our relationships
  • Communicating for impact

Required Functional Competencies:

  • Providing logistical support
  • Managing data
  • Managing documents, correspondence and reports
  • Managing information and work flow
  • Planning, organizing and multitasking
  • Supporting financial data analysis

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Completion of secondary school education; Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, finance, economics or related field is an asset;
  • Six years of relevant experience in administration, finance or office management;
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT financial systems;
  • Fluency in oral and written French and Arabic. Working knowledge of English.


Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Tunis (Tunisia)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Banking and Finance
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-24

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