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  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Nuku‘alofa
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2019-05-31

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NATIONAL POST: Programme Finance Assistant, Nukualofa, Tonga, Pacific Sub Regional Office, G6

Nuku‘alofa (Tonga)


The Position:

The Programme Finance Assistant position is located in the Field Office will work under the day-to-day supervision of the Program Specialist. S/He provides financial and programmatic support to strengthen programme delivery and management. S/he also works in close collaboration with the Program and Operations in Suva team to ensure timely support to the programme implementation.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every

childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018- 2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Programme Finance Assistant contributes to the development and implementation of effective regional and country programmes in the region by providing administrative support to UNFPA’s programmes. As appropriate and under the direction of the Programme Specialist and the International Operations Manager the Programme Finance Assistant will also contribute to research, financial management and operational and procedural guidance. S/He provides administrative and financial support in implementation of program activities ensuring full compliance of program and financial processes with UN/UNFPA rules, regulations, policies and strategies; S/He provides logistical support to programme implementation; S/He provides organizational functions of the office in terms of providing effective communications support to the Sub Regional office; ensuring facilitation of knowledge building and management.


Qualifications and Experience


Completed secondary level education required.

First level University (Bachelor) degree in Public/Business Administration, Finance, Commerce, Accountancy/Chartered Accountancy and related field is desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in programme, administration, finance or office management;

Some experience in research assistance and general understanding of programme support, monitoring and evaluation is desirable;

Good writing and communication skills with the ability to draft correspondence in a clear, accurate and concise manner;

Previous experience and knowledge of protocol in the United Nations is an advantage,

Good interpersonal, planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills;

Ability to work independently and harmoniously in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic team environment maintaining tact and discretion in all dealings;

Computer literacy - Proficiency in the use of MS Office Packages and the Internet;

Good knowledge of Atlas/PeopleSoft is an asset.


Fluency in English and knowledge of the local language is required.

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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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