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UNFPA Jobs: Finance Analyst

Job Title: Finance Analyst

Organization: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Division: Management Service

Level: P-2

Contract Type: Temporary Appointment

Closing date: 12 May 2021 – 5:00pm (New York time)

Duty station: New York, USA

Job ID: 37004

Temporary Appointment
Duration: 364 days
The Position:

The Finance Analyst position is part of the Finance Branch, Division for Management Services. The Finance Branch is responsible for global financial management, statutory and specialized reporting, and for policy development and the provision of advice, operational guidance, support and oversight in the areas of general accounting, accounts payable, contributions receivable, other accounts receivable, fund management, donor reporting, treasury management, management of cash transfer to IPs, and inventory management. The Branch also plays a key role in the custody and distribution of financial resources and the monitoring of expenditures and the strengthening of ongoing compliance with the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).  

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.

You will join a team of professionals to enable UNFPA to effectively and efficiently manage its financial resources and assets towards the achievement of the Fund’s strategic and programmatic objectives, and to ensure the financial sustainability of the organization.

Job Purpose:

The Finance Analyst role is responsible for providing guidance, support and oversight to UNFPA field offices and HQ units in the areas of accounting and financial operations, to ensure a more effective and transparent management of and accounting for financial resources. The Finance Analyst will be responsible for accounts review and reconciliation, oversight of cash transfers to implementing partners (IPs) and vendor management processes and other areas listed below.  

Qualifications and Experience  


Advanced university degree in accounting / financial reporting or related discipline. A recognized professional accounting designation (CPA, CA), together with a Bachelor’s degree, will be deemed equivalent to a Master’s level degree for this position.

Knowledge and Experience: 

● 2 years of experience in financial management, accounting and/or related area;

● Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP financials. Knowledge of PeopleSoft is a distinct advantage;

● Strong analytical and problem solving skills; 

● Exposure to drafting policies or guidance notes is an advantage; 

● Excellent written and spoken communications skills;


Fluency in English is required; working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.  

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