UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA Maputo, Mozambique

Job Identification : 6482

Locations : Maputo, Mozambique

Posting Date : 10/19/2022, 02:43 PM

Apply Before : 11/02/2022, 03:59 PM

Job Schedule : Full time

Grade : G6

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational : Non-Rotational

Contract Duration : 1 Year

Education and Work Experience : High School certificate

Other Criteria

6 years of relevant work experience

Required Languages : Fluency in English and Portuguese

Vacancy Timeline : 2 Weeks

Job Category : Administration/Operations/Support

Job Description

The Posit ion:

The Administrative and Finance Associate post is located in the UNFPA Mozambique Country Office (CO) in Maputo S/he works under the direct supervision of the Head of Finance Administrative and overall guidance of the International Operations Manager (IOM).

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 (2022-2025), 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:

The Administrative and Finance Associate delivers quality financial services to internal and external clients, in full compliance with established UNFPA financial rules, guidelines, processes and procedures and taking a client-oriented and result-focused approach when providing finance management related guidance to project team members and IPs.

* Subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

The Administrative and Finance Associate would be responsible for:

Effective Administrative Advisory Services and Support to Programme Team and IPs

  • Ensure effective implementation of corporate policies and procedures, systems and applications in support of Programme operations in the country.
  • Create systems and mechanisms for effective management of UNFPA human and financial resources required for NEX procedures. Maintains continuous and accurate/up-dated flow of information between Maputo office, the sub-offices, the Ministry of Health and the IPs.
  • Ensure all assets under the programme are properly utilized and managed and maintain proper inventory thereof for verification at any times.
  • Coordinate closely with the UNFPA Operations team to ensure timely delivery of needed support and services.

Management of Programme Financial Resources

  • Supporting the monitoring of programme financial performance, by providing necessary financial information and analysis, including implementation rate against indicators/results; detecting potential over/under expenditure problems and proposing remedial action.
  • Developing effective mechanisms for monitoring programme and project budgets; coordinating compilation of financial data; and regularly providing accurate, up to date financial information to CO programme management, HQ and regional offices.
  • Interpreting financial policies and procedures and providing training and guidance to staff and project managers. Striving to identify innovative ways in which programme financial needs can be met within existing policies.
  • Assisting in the management of the CO budget, by budget formulation, controlling allotments, monitoring expenditures, and preparing revisions as required.
  • Maintaining an effective financial recording and reporting system, internal control and audit follow-up; and processing financial transactions in an accurate and timely way.

Efficient and accurate management of resources entrusted to Programme Implementing Partners (IPs):

  • Assist in the effective monitoring and follow up of funds transferred to relevant Implementing Partners (IPs) through direct National Implementation (NEX) modality.
  • Ensure that financial transactions, including advances of funds to implementing partners, are processed in an accurate and timely way by reviewing supporting documents and ensuring that advances and expenditures are in accordance with relevant policies and procedures.
  • Review and assess whether the amount reported on the statements of expenditures issued by the IPs ( Funding authorization and certificate of expenditures – FACE form) correspond to the amounts recorded in the Implementing Partners’ accounting system, the approved budget, and reconciles to the bank statements.
  • Perform periodic spot checks (on-site reviews) to assess the accuracy of the financial records for cash transfers to the IPs, the appropriateness and integrity of relevant supporting documents, the status of programme implementation, and ensure timely follow up of previous spot checks findings and recommendations.
  • Review the IPs’ internal controls with respect to financial management, procurement and/or other controls required to implement the activities defined in the work plan; and reviewing expenditures to confirm that documentation supports the expenditures and that they are in accordance with the work plan, project document and other UNFPA’s regulations, as applicable.
  • Follow up with relevant implementing partners (IPs) to ensure IPs’ timely implementation of audit recommendations on internal controls and project management.
  • Assist in strengthening the performance of administrative and financial staff of implementing partners through periodic on-site one-on-one training as well as group training.
  • Conduct financial reconciliations where required.
  • Ensure goods and services procured have been received and used to implement the activities in line with the work plan or programme document.
  • Participate in the physical inspection of project assets and inventories.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience:


  • Completed Secondary Level Education required.
  • First level university degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or similar discipline desirable.
  • Knowledge and Experience:
  • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in finance, administration or office management.
  • Proven experience and track record in successfully managing and implementing financial policies, processes and systems in development organizations at national or international level.

  • Proficiency in current Microsoft Office applications (especially Microsoft Excel and Word). Experience in use of Pivot Tables and advanced formulas is required.
  • Experience in using ERP system (e.g. PeopleSoft, Oracle, SAP) or similar computerized applications.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Working experience with UN organizations is desirable.


  • Fluency in English and Portuguese is required.

Required Competences:


  • 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

Required Competencies:

Functional Competencies:

  • Managing the organization’s financial resources
  • Implementing management systems.
  • Business acumen and ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities.
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches.
  • Pro-activeness and client orientation.
  • Organizational awareness.
  • Job knowledge/technical expertise.

Other Desirable Skills:

  • Developing people/fostering innovation and empowerment;
  • Analytical and strategic thinking
  • Communication, information and ideas/knowledge sharing
  • Appropriate and transparent decision making
  • Supervisory skills
  • Commitment to excellence

Compensation and Benefits:

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary, hea lth 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 (link) .

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.

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