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Denmark: Project Finance Analyst

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Organization: UNOPS
Country: Denmark
Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Application deadline: 30-Nov-2017

Background Information - Finance Group

The Finance Group (FG) is a critical and strategic business function in UNOPS and serves as an authoritative and integrated partner in the organization on strategic financial planning and budgeting, business strategy and practices, financial analysis and risk assessment, financial management services and long term organisational treasury and investments. As the steward of resources of a self-financing UN entity, FG is accountable for timely cost recovery and reporting to partners, maintaining the integrity and transparency of financial management of resources in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and organisational/international accountability framework and the accurate and transparent financial reporting to governing bodies, clients, partners and stakeholders.

Functional Responsibilities The Project Finance Analyst reports to the Head of Project Finance who provides broad supervision and guidance. The role contributes to the finance vision of being a true business partner to UNOPS projects, by providing advice on costing and pricing matters. This includes assisting with UNOPS cost recovery mechanisms and policies and supporting field operations with project finance accounting. The role is part of a centre of excellence, providing seamless, appropriate, relevant and pro-active project specific reporting. The role includes collaborates on project implementation and closure with the Integrated Practice Advisory Service (IPAS) and supports outreach and training on all things related to project finance.

  1. Project cost recovery of locally managed shared services

  2. Project budgeting

  3. Finance knowledge management and support

1. Project cost recovery of locally managed shared services

  • Support the roll out of UNOPS cost recovery policy for locally managed shared services
  • Provide capacity building on the management of locally managed shared services
  • Establish reports to support oversight on the recovery of locally managed shared services in engagements as well as for offices
  • Gather requirements and coordinate with IT team to ensure that IT systems are configured to support the requirements of implementing and managing the shared services at local level

2. Project budgeting

Contribute to drafting of project budgeting templates for UNOPS service lines that meet donors and project managers requirements and facilitate reporting

Support the maintenance of UNOPS costing tools

Contribute to and maintain an integrated project budgeting toolkit

Establish reports to support oversight on UNOPS project budget statuses (overspent/underutilization)

Gather requirements and coordinate with IT team to ensure IT systems are configured to support project budgeting requirements, including budget control levels

3. Finance knowledge management and support

Support the documentation of requirements from donor agreements in regards to budgeting, cash flow, cost recovery, accounting, reporting and project closure.

Support the collection, documentation and maintenance of finance knowledge in the new UNOPS knowledge management platform in areas of expertise.

Prepare notes, guidelines, and replies relating to or arising from implementation of project finance procedures.

Document best practices as a result of UNOPS ERP implementation (oneUNOPS).

Provide input to policy documents that are under the authority of the Project Finance team

Support finance management on other financial matters as required

Impact of Results

The results have an impact on the overall efficiency of UNOPS in financial resources management and success in introduction and implementation of operational strategies. Accurate, thoroughly researched and documented financial information, timely and appropriate delivery of services ensure client satisfaction and enhance UNOPS credibility in use of financial resources

The ideal candidate

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related discipline is required.

  • A combination of a first level University degree in finance or related field plus additional work experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master degree

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant progressively responsible job related experience in finance or accounting is required

  • International exposure required

  • Prior experience in rolling out a management system/concept is required

  • Experience in high level stakeholder interaction is required

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, as well as experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.

  • Full working knowledge of English.

  • Full working knowledge of French or Spanish would be a strong asset Contract type, level and duration Contract type: International ICA Contract level: IICA1, ICS9 Contract duration: one year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and available funding For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. *Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks. APLICANTS SHOULD INCLUDE A MOTIVATION LETTER WITH THEIR APPLICATIONS*

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.

UNOPS vision is a world where people can live full lives supported by appropriate, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, and by the efficient and transparent use of public resources in procurement and project management.

With over 8,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it. By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

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