UNOPS Finance Specialist Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

UNOPS Finance Specialist Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

UNOPS Ethiopia programme looking for “Finance Specialist”.

Applicants with a Bacher’s Degree may apply on or before 27th May, 2024.

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, dedicated to implementing projects for the United Nations System, international financial institutions, governments and other partners around the world. The organization’s global headquarters is located on the UN City campus in Copenhagen, Denmark.

UNOPS Finance Specialist Jobs 2024

The UNOPS has published a job vacancy announcement on 14th May, 2024 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Finance Specialist to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Recruiter United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Position Finance Specialist
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Bachelor’s Degree
Experience Required Minimum of Two (02) Year’s
Application Deadline 27th May, 2024

UNOPS Job Vacancy 2024


  • Advice to senior management on sound financial resources management.
  • Provide guidance on requirements for handling transactions concerning UNOPS’ financial practices and rules.
  • Continuous analysis and monitoring of the financial situation, presentation of financial statuses of the MCO admin projects, and provide recommendations on appropriate measures to ensure financial sustainability of the Country Offices under the MCO.
  • Develop a financial database and financial management information system for the MCO that supports budgeting, planning in a way that enables UNOPS to respond to the financial reporting requirements of the funding partner.
  • Full compliance of financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and audit follow up with UN/UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and strategies and IPSAS standards.
  • Implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of the financial resources management system.
  • Monitoring of financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions and investigation of anomalies or unusual transactions.
  • Financial resources management through planning, guiding, controlling of the resources in accordance with UNOPS rules and regulations.
  • Preparation and monitoring of the project’s budget.
  • Advice on budget revisions upon authorization by the Senior Management (can be done only on the basis of signed documents and project budgets).
  • Elaboration of proper mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in budget management.
  • Timely accounting and reconciliation of all transactions security for cash assets on site.
  • Advice on proper management of the contributions management business process and accounting for contributions to ensure that funds due to UNOPS are properly identified, consistently and uniformly classified, recorded on a timely basis and received with sufficient supporting documentation
  • Timely corrective actions on unposted payment requests , including RFP’s with budget and fund check errors, match exceptions and unapproved payment vouchers. Follow up with HQ for timely resolutions on finance requests.
  • Primary contact with local bank management on routine operational matters.
  • Efficient local banking and/or treasury arrangements and compliance with local financial and banking regulations.
  • Prepare Monthly and Quarterly Interim Financial Reports (IFR’s) for both the Senior Management and the Client, in the prescribed format.
  • Approval of Contribution’s Tranche requests, in prescribed format and on the ERP to apply funds to projects.
  • Provide oversight, ensuring compliance by team members with existing policies and best practices.
  • Ensure principles of human rights, gender equity, peace, voice and accountability, ‘doing no harm’ and aid effectiveness in all activities.
  • Provide strategic guidance and on-the-job training to ensure work standards are achieved, both in terms of quality and quantity of inputs/outputs processed.
  • Guide team’s collection of feedback, ideas, and internal knowledge about processes and best practices and utilize productively.

Position in Organization:

  • Position Title: Finance Specialist
  • Job categories: Finance
  • Vacancy code: VA/2024/B5333/28146
  • Department/office: AFR, ETMCO, Ethiopia MCO
  • Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
  • Contract level: LICA Specialist-10
  • Duration: Ongoing Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
  • Application period: 14-May-2024 to 27-May-2024

Minimum Requirement:


  • An advanced university degree (e.g., a Master’s Degree) in Finance, Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or other relevant discipline is required.
  • A first-level university degree (e.g. Bachelor’s Degree) in Finance, Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or other relevant discipline in combination with two (2) additional years of progressively relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in finance or accounting is required.
  • At least three (3) years’ Experience in budget preparation, financial statement preparation, and financial reporting is required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years experience in managing, guiding, and leading employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are used is required.
  • Experience in implementing projects funded by the International Financial Institutions (IFI) is desirable.
  • Experience working in post-crisis countries is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in writing, reading, and spoken English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN Official Language is an asset.

How to Apply UNOPS Finance Specialist Jobs 2024

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The Closing Date: 27th May, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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