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Vacancy for Finance Assistant at United Nations Office for Project Services in Kenya

Vacancy for Finance Assistant at United Nations Office for Project Services in Kenya

Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi
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Apply for Vacancy for Finance Assistant at United Nations Office for Project Services in Kenya. The deadline for this job is 14th August 2021.


Under the guidance and supervision of the Finance Manager, the Finance Assistant- Retainer provides a variety of specialized finance, accounting, and clerical functions related to project accounting and financial reporting. Additionally, S/he ensures high quality, accuracy and consistency of work and promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNOPS financial rules and regulations.

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Implementation of operational strategies
  • Also, Treasury functions
  • Additionally, Accounting, administrative and clerical support
  • Financial Reporting
  • Likewise, Knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Monitoring and Progress Controls

The key results have an impact on the overall execution of the UNOPS financial services. Also, accurate data entry and presentation of financial information and a client-oriented approach enhances UNOPS’ capability to effectively and efficiently manage financial resources.

  • A secondary school certificate or equivalent qualification is required;
  • Likewise, University degree or diploma or certification in related subjects; accounting, business administration or related areas is desirable.
  • Additionally, a minimum of four (4) years of relevant finance experience at the national or international level;
  • Similarly, a minimum of one (1) year of knowledge and experience in Accounting Reconciliation or cash management or/and ERP systems or a combination of any two or the three of the above skills is required;
  • Knowledge and experience in Accounting and Financial Reporting is desired;
  • Furthermore, experience in the use of Google Suite applications as well as in handling of web-based management systems is desirable.
  • Also, fluency in English (writing, reading and speaking)

Provide support to Projects in management of Operational Advances by :-

  • Processing of Operational Advances (OA) establishment requests ensuring compliance with the applicable UNOPS Rules, regulations and rates
  • Furthermore, following up urgent Operational Advance requests with IPAS finance and FG to ensure timely disbursements to the custodians.
  • Similarly, support in monitoring the Tranche spending to allow processing of the next Tranche upon 80% spending burn-rate
  • Support with reconciliation of Operation Advances after the end of activity, ensuring that the supporting documents are Legit, authentic and the traveling allowance paid is as per the applicable rate as agreed with the Donor .
  • Maintenance of accurate records (hardcopy and online) of all operational and financial transactions for ease of reference and retrieval; document management, including file closures, archiving.
  • Likewise, use of technology and electronic systems and tools to initiate work, share information with project staff and stakeholders.

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Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline14 August,2021
Company NameUnited Nations Office for Project Services



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