Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Background Information - Job-specific
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has been active in Serbia since 2000, and the operations of UNOPS Serbia Project Office (RSPO) have since 2017 expanded to North Macedonia and Montenegro.
UNOPS has been a reliable partner primarily of the Government of Serbia, and later of the Governments of North Macedonia and Montenegro, in providing support for demanding socio-economic reforms and facilitating accession to the European Union.
Currently, the RSPO is implementing 13 projects focused on sustainable socio-economic development, social cohesion, creating environment for employability, business and infrastructure growth, increased security, improved education, enhanced social inclusion either via enabling durable housing solutions or providing access to health, education and jobs for the most vulnerable population. All projects have good governance and gender equality as transversal themes. UNOPS projects are contextualized within the broader Sustainable Development Goals framework and objectives.
Under the direct supervision of the functional supervisor, who reports to the Head of Support Services, the Finance Senior Assistant will provide financial and administrative support to the timely processing, recording, monitoring, and maintaining of financial transactions and accounts relating to payments and receipts in accordance with UNOPS’ financial rules, regulations, policies, and processes.
In particular, the Finance Senior Assistant will perform following tasks: Accounting and administrative support
Provides accounting, payments, support, focusing on achievement of following results:
Office cash management
Knowledge building and Knowledge sharing
Secondary education is required.
A university degree (preferably in finance, accounting, business administration or related area) is an asset.
Minimum of five years of relevant working experience within the areas of finance, accounting, business administration or related field is required. BA degree may substitute for some years of experience.
Knowledge of ERP software system; knowledge of MS Office and/or G-Suite, and financial management using electronic systems is an asset.
Language Requirements:Fluency in Serbian and English is required