Finance Functional Specialist

UNOPS, Nepal

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th January, 2019

Job Description

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background information - ICT

UNOPS Information and Communication technology (ICT) unit´s purpose is to embed innovation and harness cutting-edge technology to deliver solutions to UNOPS that truly address business needs as well as provide greater effectiveness, efficiency and differentiation to UNOPS products and services. UNOPS ICT unit is responsible for architecting, designing, delivering, and managing all UNOPS ICT infrastructure and business applications. The unit includes Enterprise architects, Business Analysts, Solutions Designers and Developers from all around the world which are based primarily in Denmark and Thailand.

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals who will help us position UNOPS ICT as a truly transformative part of UNOPS.

Functional Responsibilities

The Finance Functional Specialist will act as a functional knowledge expert, applying strong knowledge of the Finance modules in Unit4 Business World/Agresso and will, amongst other tasks:

Provide a deep level of functional knowledge and support to the Solutions Design team and the Business Analysis team, including provision of advice to improve business processes and ensure operation of the solution for the Finance and Banking processes.

  • Make recommendations on how to best utilize Unit4 Business World Finance to accomplish strategic business objectives.
  • Investigate reported application problems and work with the technical specialists to test, diagnose and isolate the root cause of problems. Coordinate further diagnosis and tests as necessary and recommend workarounds where appropriate.
  • Ensure system documentation relating to Finance and Banking processes are fit-for-purpose and meet UNOPS requirements and objectives.
  • Provide technical advice in the development and review of design activities for system improvements, changes, enhancements and upgrades as they relate to Finance.
  • In addition to the above, the Finance Functional Specialist will have a role in Application Development within the ERP to ensure that enhancements to the application are undertaken in a carefully planned manner and include the following sub-processes:

Define and manage system enhancements to the ERP to streamline operations and usability, including execution, co-ordination of testing, and sign-off

  • Implementation of new modules
  • Standard change implementation
  • Ad hoc change implementation
  • Design and develop reports within the system
  • Unit testing and integration testing
  • Provide key input and assistance for user acceptance testing
  • Assist in the development of training materials and other guidance
  • Adequately document all work activities, including design specifications and test plans

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Masters Degree, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology and Information Systems, Finance or Management Sciences is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in combination with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.
  • Secondary education in combination with additional six years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master's degree.


  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible, job-related experience in implementation of business systems and/or processes, preferably in an international development environment, is required.
  • Minimum 3 years working with design of ERP systems
  • Minimum 3 years of solid experience with Unit4 Business World/Agresso configuration.
  • Solid knowledge of the finance module in Unit4 Business World/Agresso, including the asset management module is required.
  • Substantive technical experience in Unit4 Business World/Agresso ERP
  • Experience in the provision of functional analysis and support of an ERP system.
  • Demonstrated analytical and strategic skills to provide advice and improve processes or services for Finance.
  • Substantial experience in the development, documentation and maintenance of relevant standards, guidelines and procedures for Finance

Language requirements: Fluency in English is required


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