اخصائي مالي Finance Specialist | UNICEF jobs وظائف منظمة اليونسيف

اخصائي مالي Finance Specialist | UNICEF jobs وظائف منظمة اليونسيف
اخصائي مالي Finance Specialist | UNICEF jobs وظائف منظمة اليونسيف
اخصائي مالي Finance Specialist | UNICEF jobs وظائف منظمة اليونسيف

Job no: 545688
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: P-3
Location: Sudan
Categories: Finance and Administration

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan’s, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose for the post:

The Finance Specialist reports to the Deputy Representative Operations and is responsible for providing support in managing, monitoring and overseeing the full range of financial services in support of program and operational activities (i.e. financial planning, disbursements of funds and payments, treasury and accounting, financial analysis and reporting of resources), ensuring compliance of all financial operations with organizational plans, policies, procedures, guidelines, standards of performance, ethics, and integrity.

The Finance Specialist will under matrix management perform the function under the general direction and guidance of the Programme Manager (Social Protection) on the programmatic financial aspect of cash transfer projects.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Support to financial planning and management
Control of accounts
Treasury and cash management
Knowledge and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

An advanced university degree (Master's) in financial management related fields such as Budget Management, Accountancy or Finance or their equivalent, is required.

A certification in CIPFA or its equivalent or a valid professional certification (CA; CPA; etc.) from an internationally recognized or accredited chartered accountancy institution is required.

*A bachelor’s degree in accounting, budget and financial management or relevant field, a valid professional certification as indicated above, combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.


A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Budget / financial management or audits in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.

Experience in a UN system agency or organization some of which served in a developing country is considered as an asset.

Experience in Cash Transfer projects is considered as an asset.

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel required.

Experience in database packages, web-based management systems and ERP systems (preferably SAP financial modules) is considered as an asset.Experience with IPSAS and/or IFRS is considered as an asset.


Fluency in English required. Knowledge of Arabic language is a strong asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
Works Collaboratively with others (2)
Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
Drive to achieve impactful results (2)

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Candidates assessed as suitable in this process who are not appointed for this specific post may be retained in the UNICEF talent group and contacted for similar future opportunities.

Advertised: 22 Nov 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 06 Dec 2021 E. Africa Standard Time

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