Finance Associate, East Jerusalem, occupied Palestinian territory

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: occupied Palestinian territory

Field location: East Jerusalem, occupied Palestinian territory

Office: UNDP in East Jerusalem

Closing date: Sunday, 5 April 2020

Job ID: 29676

Practice Area - Job Family: Basic Social Service - PARTNERSHIP FOR GOALS

Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 05/04/2020

Duty Station: East Jerusalem, Palestine

Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor’s Level Degree - 3 year(s) experience

Languages: Arabic, English

Grade: GP

Vacancy Type: National Regular UN Volunteer

Posting Type: External

Bureau: Arab States

Contract Duration: 12 months

This is a Local full time UN Volunteer assignment with monthly payment ILS 4724.83 and based in East Jerusalem.

Background

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer.

UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

The UN Volunteer will work with UNDP PAPP, and will be based in Jerusalem.

UNDP Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP) was established through a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 December 1978, calling upon UNDP ‚to improve the economic and social conditions of the Palestinian people‘. In partnership with Palestinian institutions, civil society, communities and donors, UNDP’s goal is to empower the Palestinian People to establish a viable State that is able to realize the right to development for its people and support their socio-economic resilience. Since its establishment, UNDP/PAPP has delivered over USD

5 billion in development assistance to the Palestinian People.

UNDP/PAPP places empowerment, resilience and sustainability at the center of its operation and focuses on three priority areas: the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank, where the needs are the greatest. UNDP/PAPP is active in four thematic areas: democratic governance and the rule of law; economic empowerment and private sector development; environment and management of natural resources; and public and social infrastructure.

Supervision, induction and duty of care of UN Volunteers

UN Volunteers should be provided equal duty of care as extended to all host entity personnel. Host entity support to the UN Volunteer includes, but is not limited to:

- Introductory briefings about the organisation and office-related context including security, emergency procedures, good cultural practice and orientation to the local environment;
- Support with arrival administration and official processes;
- Structured guidance, mentoring and coaching by a supervisor including a clear workplan and performance appraisal;
- Access to office space, equipment, IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete the objectives of the assignment including a host entity email address;
- Access to shared host entity corporate knowledge, training and learning;
- Any necessary security measures, ensuring that UN Volunteers are covered by the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) in line with the UNDSS Security Policy Manual;
- Leave management;
- DSA for official travel, when applicable;
- All changes in the Description of Assignment occurring between recruitment and arrival or during the assignment need to be formalized with the United Nations Volunteer Programme.

Conditions of Service:

The contract lasts for 12 months with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event the duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

Furthermore, in non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis will be provided.

For UN Volunteer entitlements, kindly refer to the link https://vmam.unv.org/calculator/entitlements

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Finance Analyst, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports.

Preparation of all types of vouchers.

Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in ATLAS.

Management of cash receipts in ATLAS.

Maintenance of the proper filing system for finance records and documents.

Timely and accurate perpetration of bank reconciliation

Initiation of bank transfers and deals in ATLAS, and preparations of routine correspondence, faxes, memoranda and reports accordance with CO SOP.

Timely preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for the services provided by UNDP.

Proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports for NEX projects; preparation of all types of vouchers; Pay Cycle and payments execution.

Results/Expected outcome:

Financial procedures comply with UN/UNDP and GF rules, policies and strategies;
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The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment

A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment

A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Competencies

Accountability

Adaptability and Flexibility

Building Trust

Client Orientation

Ethics and Values

Integrity

Judgement and Decision-making

Managing Performance

Professionalism

Self-Management

Working in Teams

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

B. A degree in finance, business administration, public administration, economics or a related field.

Experience Remark:

Demonstrated interest and/or experience in finance (specify thematic/technical area) required;
Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages.

Shares Knowledge and experience.

Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties related to Finance, screening, collecting and preparation of documentation, data input, transactions tracking, provision of information.

Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard.

Good knowledge of financial rules and regulations.

Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback.

Area of Experience:

Finance, accounting and audit Mandatory

Administration and administrative assistance Mandatory

Human resources management and development Mandatory

Language:

English (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent

AND - Arabic (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent and Native

Disclaimer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

United Nations Volunteers reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this opening for other openings with United Nations Volunteers with similar assignment description, experience and educational requirements.