Job Opening

Posting Title: Finance Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 17 June 2022 - 27 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Human Settlements Programme-184069-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Completed financial reports of GLTN Projects

Work Location

Nairobi

Expected duration

12 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

BACKGROUND

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

The Urban Practices Branch (UPB) is the tools and methodology production and skills centre of the UN-Habitat, that develops normative guidance and cutting-edge tools through communities of urban practice. It provides technical and policy advice approaches and methodologies to MCOs/CO, government and partners and mainstreams them throughout the programme portfolio. It also ensures that the cross-cutting area of safety and the social inclusion issues of human rights; gender; children, youth and older persons; and disability are developed and mainstreamed across the Agency.

The Land, Housing & Shelter (LHS) Section aims to develop, document, pilot/test and disseminate norms, standards, tools, methodologies, regulatory frameworks, operating procedures and practices at global, regional, national and sub-national levels in support of a) the equitable supply of serviced land at scale; b) efficient and effective land management systems; c) freedom from arbitrary or forced eviction and the protection of security of tenure for all; d) the progressive achievement of universal access to housing meeting the requirements for an adequate standard of living; e) participatory urban regeneration and slum upgrading.

As part of this activities, Land, Housing & Shelter Section intends to contract a finance consultant who carries out his/her functions under the overall guidance of the Chief, Land, Housing and Shelter Section, under Urban Practices Branch, and under direct supervision of the Associate Programme Management Officer to contribute to improving access to financial data, knowledge and best practices on grant management, to strengthen and develop skills and know-how of leaders and decision makes at national and local levels, as well as development partners and provide day to day management of the Section’s projects.


RESPONSIBILITIES

The consultant will work in the Land, Housing and Shelter Section, under the direct supervision of the Associate Programme Management Officer. She/he will be responsible for the following tasks:

a. Collate into an overall financial report of all the expenditures from the BMZ Arab, NORAD, CAFI, SDC, RVO Netherlands, GIZ, SIDA grants and In-House Agreements.
b. Contribute to programme and project development through performance and financial management and monitoring as well as evaluation of internal and external processes including the reallocations of resources as necessary towards the advancement of the Unit's goals and objectives.
c. Prepare interim and final financial reports for the Sections grants.
d. Regular review of the budget forecast and co-funding expenditure levels; ensure expenditure rate as per agreement requirements. Review expenditure reports from Implementing partners, ensuring compliance with the agreements of cooperation and established work plan and payment schedule, create grants in UMOJA.
e. Conduct financial grant closure of BMZ Arab, NORAD, CAFI and GIZ. Review status of outstanding commitments, such as payment to vendors, consultant’s and implementing partners.
f. Contribute to strategic planning; preparation of progress reports; compiling relevant information; and identifying and synthesizing best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to Programme objectives.
h. Contribute to programme and project development through performance and financial management and monitoring as well as evaluation of internal and external processes towards the advancement of Sections goals and objectives.

Qualifications/special skills

Competency: Professionalism: Training and experience of working in human settlements issues with good research and analytical skills. Knowledge and experience of carrying out baseline and similar studies is essential. A good understanding of results-based management or logic models is required.

Communication: Ability to articulate ideas in an effective, clear and concise style both orally and in written to staff at all levels in the organization is required; and a proven ability to prepare comprehensive, well written and accurate documents and reports is important.

Planning and organizing: Ability to plan, coordinate and monitor own work in an efficient and timely manner. Identify priority activities and assignments and adjusts work accordingly. Has respect for and commitment to agreed timelines.

Teamwork: Proven ability to work collaboratively across the organization with staff at different levels in a flexible manner; Working with all branches, offices and units, establish an effective working relationship that facilitates cooperation and provision of inputs. Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity is essential.
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Commerce or any other related field is required. Additional technical training in the field of office management and administration is desirable.
Experience: A minimum 2 years of relevant working experience in the field of programme management and administration is required. Experience in an international organization is highly desirable
Language: Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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