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Job Title: National Post – Admin/Finance Associate, Yerevan, Armenia – G7

Job ID: 27652

Location: Eastern Europe, Central Asia

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Rotation: This post is non-rotational.

Location: Yerevan,Armenia Full/Part time: Full-Time

Fixed term/Temporary: Fixed Term

Rotational/Non-Rotational: Non-Rotational

Duration: One year (renewable)

Closing Date: 07.01.2020 COB 18:00

Background Information

This post in Non-Rotational


Post type: Fixed term appointment

(*) No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations

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Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Organizational Setting

The Position:

The Administrative and Finance Associate position is located in the UNFPA Armenia Country Office based in Yerevan. Under the guidance and supervision of the Assistant Representative/Head of Office, the Administrative and Finance Associate provides quality services in the areas of finance, human resources (HR), procurement and general administration to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures. S/he supervises clerical and support staff.

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:

You will take a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines, providing support and guidance to the Country Office.

You will contribute to ensuring effective and efficient application of country office resources in support of UNFPA’s strategic direction at the country level.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Preparing annual budget and budget revisions for operational activities and entering in the GPS module in Atlas;
  • Providing timely operational clearance in GPS on programme-related budgets and sending to commitment control (KK);
  • Performing Finance User function in ATLAS and verifying completeness and accuracy of payment requests in line with prevailing policies, etc., identifying and following up with relevant personnel on errors and gaps;
  • Raising Accounts Payable (AP) vouchers in ATLAS and ensuring proper payee information, accurate COA and approved amount and liaising with UNDP to ensure timely processing in the system as required;
  • Creating, editing and presenting information (queries, reports, documents) in visually pleasing, clear and presentable formats;
  • Ensure timely submission of VAT amounts to UNDP and perform reconciliation on a regular basis;
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly Financial Accountability Checklists for approval by the Assistant Representative/Head of Office with relevant supporting documentation;
  • Monitoring Institutional Budget expenses on a regular basis and submitting timely requests for redeployment to HQ, if necessary;
  • Carrying out cost recovery exercise to proportionately charge the common expenses to non-core resources;
  • Responding to HQ’s and RO queries as and when required and providing guidance on financial matters/policies to programme colleagues;
  • Conducting secondary review of E-FACE forms entered by Programme Associate, verifying accuracy of information and ensuring proper recording of expenses including timely release of funds to IPs;
  • Reviewing monthly Atlas statements and generate financial reports in COGNOS to ensure that expenditures have been properly recorded and that the allotments are not exceeded;
  • Ensuring timely completion of year-end closure activities;
  • Developing tools and mechanisms for effective and efficient monitoring of financial resources;
  • Interpreting financial policies and procedures and providing guidance to office colleagues;
  • Contributing to the development of the annual assurance plan, take part in conducting spot checks of Implementing Partners jointly with programme colleagues and participating in HACT-related meetings and discussions on a regular basis;
  • Drafting responses to audit findings and recommendations, and following up accordingly;
  • Reviewing and monitoring charges for common premises, services and cost-recovery taking into account maximum cost efficiency and represent UNFPA’s interest in related negotiations and agreements;
  • Implementing corporate systems and applications in support of financial management;
  • Acting as GPS and HACT Focal Point for the Country office;
  • Acting as Petty Cash Custodian;
  • Assisting in the preparation of the Country office work plans, progress reports, enterprise risk management in accordance with the latest requirements of the Strategic Information System;
  • Acting as Procurement Focal Point – coordinating drafting and entering online procurement plan with Admin Assistant (G5). Reviewing procurement requests and procurement procedures for the office;
  • Liaising with the Procurement Services Branch, RO and other relevant offices on procurement-related issues;
  • Monitoring and ensuring vendor performance and assessment in the system by relevant staff;
  • Coordinating and supervising shipment and custom clearance, travel, event management, administrative surveys, transportation services and insurance, space management, procurement of supplies;
  • Acting as Asset Focal Point – coordinating asset management with G5 Administrative Assistant for required corrections in ATLAS Asset Module, periodic assets reports, coordination of physical verification of assets;
  • Actively contributing to the UN Operations Management Team and relevant sub-groups;
  • Actively contributing to the Operations Community within UNFPA;
  • Assisting in HR management, coordinate recruitment and the selection process applying best practices HR tools and mechanisms;
  • Ensuring compliance with HR policies and procedures including use of Consultant Monitoring Tool;
  • Acting as HR local recruiter and HR focal point;
  • Acting as HR Leave Monitor;
  • Assisting the Assistant Representative/Head of Office in monitoring the compliance of the Performance Appraisal and Development cycle (PAD) and personnel learning and development (training and workshops);
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of the CO Learning plan and liaising for Learning plan activities being funded and implemented from the HQ/RO allocated learning budget;
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by the Assistant Representative/Head of Office.

Qualifications and Experience


Completion of secondary school education required. First level University degree in finance, business administration or public administration is desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 7 years of relevant experience in administration and finance in the public or private sector.
  • Ability to interpret financial rules, regulations and procedures and explain them clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to interpret administrative and personnel rules, regulations and procedures and explain them clearly and concisely. Experience in UN personnel and administrative procedures desirable;
  • Proficiency in use of spreadsheets, word processing and computerized accounting systems;
  • Previous experience in the UN, as well as, experience of UN accounting framework and systems, Atlas/PeopleSoft desirable;
  • Good writing and communication skills.


Fluency in English and Armenian is required. Good knowledge of Russian language is highly desirable.

Required Competencies


  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Managing the organisation’s resources,
  • Providing procurement services,
  • Ensuring facilities and assets management,
  • Providing logistical support,
  • Managing data,
  • Managing documents, correspondence and reports,
  • Managing information and work flow,
  • Planning, organizing and multitasking,
  • Supporting financial data analysis

Managerial Competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus,
  • Engaging internal/external partners and stakeholders,
  • Leading, developing and empowering people/creating a cultural of performance,
  • Making decisions and exercising judgement

UNFPA Work Environment

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

WARNING TO APPLICANTS: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. Should you feel that you have received a fraudulent notice, letter or offer that makes use of the name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline

For any questions or comments please contact [email protected]

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