Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Office of Financial Resources Management (OFRM), Bureau for Management Services, supports the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the promotion of its sustainable human development agenda. It achieves this by developing and making fully operational a dynamic and harmonized integrated resource management framework based on comprehensive analysis that enhances UNDP’s financial performance, as well as facilitates UN reform and coherence. To these ends, the framework addresses strategically critical financial resource planning and management issues, including results based budgeting; the integration of the Programming Arrangements and the Institutional Budget within the context of the integrated budget from 2014 onwards; enhanced cost classification and cost recovery; capital budgeting; adherence to IPSAS; foreign exchange and investment activities; management of assets; other performance management tools and initiatives; and support to UN harmonization.
As part of OFRM's Financial Business Partnering Division, the Financial Innovation and Solutions Manager, reports directly to the Deputy CFO and provides guidance and support to them through the formulation of new and complex innovative financial solutions.
The team is the primary resource for senior staff to seek advice on complex and new financial and related policy issues that go beyond the existing financial frameworks, to transform finance and support development results. The services provided include policy advice, financial management training, review of new types of agreements, tools and information management. Innovation and Solutions also supports other OFRM units in extracting and interpreting financial data from Atlas, and managing the Analytics team located in Kuala Lumpur in their support of all OFRM Units for their analytical needs and the wider financial community in the development of standard queries and reports
This post is established in UNDP’s Global Shared Service Centre (GSSC), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Under the day-to-day supervision of the Specialist, Financial Analysis , FBP/Innovations and Solutions, the incumbent will manage the Analytics team, responsible for data mining/extraction, and the interpretation of information to help solve financial and budgetary information and report generation needs, to help enable informed decision making and improve financial performance, whilst ensuring that the resultant reports present a consistent and accurate view.
In servicing clients, this role also aspires towards supporting them to become increasingly self-sufficient in information and report production. The role will also provide some support to the refinement of functional specifications for Financial system changes.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyse and interpret financial data, and transform it into meaningful narrative and financial information:
Design and develop business intelligence content by identifying report requirements and determining business rules through a structured design process, and ensure that information and reporting satisfies business and reporting needs:
Provide responsive, quality support to OFRM, providing tools and information for the Global Finance Function, in meeting their reporting and informational needs, through providing hands-on support in the tools used to extract and formulate reports, in order to enhance the capacity of Finance users to extract and interpret finance data from the financial systems of UNDP:
Ensure data integrity within the financial and administrative systems, and in the reports and extracts provided, including consistency with audited corporate reports:
Contribute to the design and development of new systems/tools and/or better integrated, existing systems to accelerate UNDP’s capability to capitalize on business intelligence:
Required Skills and Experience:
Language Requirements: Fluency in English