Operations and Compliance Analyst, Kathmandu, Nepal, NOA
Job Opening ID: 15849
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Full/Part time: Full Time
Fixed term/Temporary: Fixed Term
Rotational/Non Rotational: Non-rotational
Duration: 1 Year Initially with the possibility of extension
Deadline: 9 February 2024 by 5:30 PM NPT
The Operations and Compliance Analyst provides support on financial management, assurance activities, financial reporting and will provide dedicated operational support to facilitate the implementation and delivery of projects. S/he provides guidance and support to the Project Coordination Specialist, EWPN, and other Project Managers in strategically undertaking financial functions. The position will be based at the UNFPA country office, Kathmandu, and will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the International Operations Manager.
Assisting in Analytical Support and Process Adaptation:
- Support adherence to United Nations/UNFPA financial rules and regulations.
- Help in aligning project operations with internal procedures under guidance.
- Assist in the basic implementation of donor fund agreements with a focus on administrative aspects.
- Provide support in basic operational strategies under supervision.
Supporting Office in Basic Planning and Budget Monitoring:
- Assist in routine financial planning tasks under supervision.
- Help in setting up and maintaining basic budget monitoring systems.
- Prepare simple budget expenditure summaries and assist in identifying budget variances.
- Support the monitoring of project budgets, focusing on administrative tasks.
Facilitating Basic Financial Management and Partner Support:
- Assist in the administrative process of fund release to partners.
- Support the review of partner expenditures and documentation for basic compliance.
- Assist in adherence to public finance regulations and basic HACT-related transactions.
- Provide administrative support in planning and implementing audits and spot checks.
Assisting in Preparing Financial Reports and Supporting Audit Processes:
- Help in reviewing expenses and ensuring they align with project budgets.
- Assist in analyzing financial reports in accordance with donor guidelines.
- Support in tracking expenditures and maintaining financial documentation.
- Assist in ensuring compliance with financial agreements and guidelines.
Performing Additional Duties as Assigned:
- Carry out additional administrative and support tasks as required by UNFPA leadership.
Basic Understanding of Child Safeguarding Principles:
- Gain familiarity with child safeguarding principles and assist in incorporating these considerations into various operational processes under guidance.
Qualifications and Experience
Education, Knowledge and Experience:
- Advanced degree in accounting, audit, finance or other related discipline.
- Proficiency in current office software applications. Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets, Google Suits preferable.
- Prior working experience in public sector
- Prior experience in working with ERP system (preferably Oracle based) is an advantage.
- UN common system experience is desirable.
- Knowledge on EU financial reporting and fund management will be considered as an added advantage
- The position requires excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, precision, and accuracy. The incumbent should also possess the ability to formulate business requirements into logical system specifications and must be able to work in harmony across teams, both internally and externally.
Languages: Fluency in English and Nepali.
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How to apply
Full job description of the position can be accessed via link UNFPA External Career Site and only online applications using this link will be accepted.
Notice: There is no application, processing, or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all, including people from minority groups, persons with disabilities and LGBTQIA+ communities.
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