Under the JPLG/LIFT projects, UNCDF among others is specifically responsible for providing technical assistance fiscal decentralization, local revenue mobilization and implementation of a discretionary Local Development Fund(LDF) modality for enhancing locally prioritized service delivery and enhancing capacities for sub-national Public Financial Management (PFM)

UNCDF supports the review and development of policy, legal and regulatory frameworks for fiscal decentralization and local revenue mobilization including innovative approaches for resource mobilization that leverage the private sector, diaspora and financial institutions. UNCDF also focuses on drafting proposals for upgrading the Inter-Governmental Fiscal Transfer(IGFT) systems in Puntland and Somaliland and preparing the design for a state-level IGFT system for the new Federal Member States(FMS). In coordination with Somali government counterparts, UNCDF will also support design and establishment of Local Government Finance Commissions in Puntland and Somaliland; drafting and validating of financing strategies and a dedicated financing vehicle for Mogadishu; development of Capital Investment Plans (CIP) and LG Financing Strategies; and research on a mobile platform for diaspora funds mobilization.

Within this context, UNCDF seeks to hire a Programme Finance Analyst, (NOB) who will report to UNCDF Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), also based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Programme Finance Analyst is responsible for ensuring effective programme and financial management of UNCDF and for supporting the planning, budgeting, reporting on and monitoring of the UNCDF programme activities.

The incumbent will also lead the administration functions. The Programme Finance Analyst will also support the CTA, and work very closely with the Programme and finance staff based in Somalia field locations, to manage the monitoring of programme activities as well as financial reporting to the donors and HQ. The incumbent is expected to work with minimum supervision and able to carry out delegated donor liaison roles, including support to resource mobilization on a autonomous basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

Support programme planning, implementation and monitoring

Ensure effective UNCDF financial management and management of partners / donors‘ agreements.

Effective management of Grants, Pre-Payments and financial reporting cycles, related to UNCDF’s management of the Local Development Fund; Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

Ensure implementation of operational strategies, adapts processes and procedures for knowledge management and reporting.

Liaison with donors and UNCDF program counterparts

Support programme planning, implementation and monitoring:

Support UNCDF in the monitoring of the annual work plans, within the overall goals and objectives set out in the programme documents;