Finance Analyst (NPSA-9), Global Fund Project

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Deadline: Feb 7, 2023
Location: Belarus Belarus
Sectors: Finance & Accounting Finance & Accounting
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English, Russian English, Russian
Work experience: From 2 years
Date posted: Jan 24, 2023

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Background
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance and supports the results of UNDP`s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, summarized in its “3x6x3” framework including, strengthening institutions to progressively deliver universal access to basic services based on Structural transformation, Building resilience and Leaving no-one behind. The HIV, Health and Development Group (HHD Group), within BPPS, is helping to contribute towards this outcome. The HIV and Health Strategy 2022-2025: `Connecting the Dots` elaborates UNDP's work on HIV and health in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UNDP has an important role in supporting health outcomes by supporting countries to address the social, cultural and economic determinants of HIV and health, in partnership with UN entities and other organizations. This is done through UNDP’s core work in reducing inequalities and social exclusion that drive HIV and poor health, promoting effective and inclusive governance for health and building resilient and sustainable systems for health. UNDP also contributes through its coordinating and convening role in bringing together multiple partners and resources at national and local levels.

As a trusted, long-term partner with extensive operational experience, UNDP supports countries in the effective implementation of complex, multilateral and multi-sectoral health programmes while simultaneously investing in capacity development so that national and local partners can assume these responsibilities over time. UNDP partners with countries in crisis/post-crisis situations, those with weak institutional capacity or governance challenges, and countries under sanctions. When requested, UNDP provide support through various implementation modalities, including technical assistance, fund administration, interim Principal Recipient (PR) in these settings, working with national partners and The Global Fund (GF) to improve management, implementation, and oversight, while simultaneously developing national capacity for governments or local entities to be able to assume the PR role over time. UNDP has been identified by the Global Fund to support the national stakeholders as the interim PR for the Belarus HIV and TB grant (the ‘Grant’). Under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator, the Finance Analyst will provide technical and advisory support and lead on the financial management for UNDP’s PR role in accordance with UNDP rules, policies and procedures and corporate agreements with the GF, working in close coordination with national stakeholders, the GF (including Local Fund Agent), CCM and technical and UN partners.
Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the planning, and expenditure tracking of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations, policies and procedures and corporate agreements with the Global Fund and GF financial management rules;
Lead on financial analysis and oversight for all resources managed by the GF Programme and provision of high-quality financial management advice to the Programme Coordinator;
Lead the planning, coordination and revision of the work plan and budget across all functional areas the Principal Recipient and the Sub-Recipients (SRs);
Lead on providing technical and advisory support to the Programme Coordinator on UNDP’s support role in the area of financial and assets management;
Facilitate audits by the Office of Audit and Investigations and audits of SRs in line with UNDP rules, regulations, policies and procedures and the corporate agreements with the GF and ensure timely implementation of audit recommendations and findings as they relate to financial, asset and SRs management;  
Lead the regular preparation of variance analysis to the Programme Coordinator, M&E Specialists, PSM Specialists and Programme Specialists;
Lead the preparation of financial sections of the annual progress report and disbursement request; 
Lead the process of identification and reprogramming of grant savings in line with the UNDP rules and regulations and corporate agreements with the Global Fund;
Lead the update and implementation of SOP for SRs in relation to financial verification and assets management;
Lead the preparation of cost estimates and financial forecasts for different activities according to the needs of programme management; 
Lead on the implementation and update of the risk mitigation matrix in relation to assets and financial management which reflects the country's context for implementation, including contingency plans;
Establish and update the document and asset management system;
Lead the asset management and the process of asset verification;
Provide inputs on the project documents;
Lead on the reporting to the national partners, CCM, GF and other partners on the status of financial deliveries and activity as related to finance management;
Leads the facilitation of knowledge building and sharing related to finance and in line with UNDP finance rules and regulations, policies and procedures and corporate agreements with the Global Fund;
Ensures effective engagement with national stakeholders and knowledge transfer;
Any other tasks as assigned by the Programme Coordinator related to financial area.

Institutional Arrangement
The Finance Analyst will report to the Programme Coordinator and supervise the Finance Associates and will coordinate with the other functional teams.
Competencies
Core Competencies:

Achieve Results: LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making 

People Management Competencies:
UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site
Cross Functional & Technical Competencies:

Business direction and strategy - Negotiation and Influence: 
Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiate mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and create ‘win-win’ situations.
Business development - Project Management: 
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals. 
Business development - Risk Management: 
Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks. 
Business management - Communication: 
Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience 
Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels. 
Finance - Financial planning and budgeting: 
Ability to create and manage processes to achieve UNDP's long and short-term financial goals, including through planning, budgeting, forecasting, analyzing and reporting.
Finance - Financial reporting and analysis: 
Understands changes in regulatory, legal and ethical frameworks and standards for financial reporting in the public sector.
Ability to extract, evaluate financial data, derive relevant findings and present them in a meaningful and coherent manner to facilitate effective decision making and performance monitoring.
Understands the benefits of integrated reporting, including non-financial resources such as human, social and intellectual capital, and environmental and governance performance.
Finance - Audit risk management: 
Ability to address audit issues raised in the course of an audit and propose solutions in order to ensure a true and fair audit opinion is achieved.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance/Accounting, Audit or related field.
Bachelor's degree with additional 2 years of relevant experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of Master's degree.

Experience:

Minimum 2 years (with Master’s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience in financial management.

Languages:

Fluency in Russian and English.

Required skills:

Professional experience in providing financial management advisory services;
Advanced knowledge of excel spreadsheets;
Previous experience in development projects is desirable;
Previous experience with ERP systems.
Experience in managing/coordinating teams.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section:

Experience in audit is an asset.
Knowledge of UN or UNDP’s financial rules, policies and procedures is an asset. 
Knowledge of Global Fund’s financial rules, policies and procedures is an asset.