Manager (Financing)

United Nations Development Programme, Dehradun Uttarakhand, India

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th August, 2019

Job Description

UNDP strives to have a workforce, which reflects diversity and gender balance, and applies an equal opportunities approach. UNDP does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS status. All selections are on merit.


The UNDP has engaged with the State Government of Uttarakhand to provide technical support in several sectors for implementation of flagship Government programmes, externally aided projects and State schemes and programmes. Under this collaboration UNDP in Uttarakhand will also be supporting the Department of Skill Development and Employment in mobilisation of high quality human resource within and implementation of capacity building training plan of existing and newly recruited professionals will lead to directly in achievement of the World Bank funded Uttarakhand Workforce Development Project (UKWDP) objectives of improving the quality and relevance of training at priority Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and of increasing the number of labor-market-relevant workers through short-term training in Uttarakhand.

The UKWDP will contribute to these objectives by supporting Uttarakhand to strengthen the delivery of skills and training programs to produce higher-quality workers with relevant market skills and increasing access. This state-level skills development project would also play a strategic role in the World Bank’s engagement in the skills agenda at the national level. An in-depth experience and lessons from Uttarakhand would inform the national-level engagement and could also provide a demonstration effect. There would be close linkages and synergies between the proposed project and the national-level engagements.

UNDP will therefore support the Uttarakhand Workforce Development Project in hiring of team of professionals and provide capacity building support through trainings, workshops, exposure visits and Knowledge Management along with documentation of best practices. The team of professionals will help the project in implementation and monitoring of project activities while as UNDP team of experts will provide timely capacity building trainings to strengthen the delivery of skills and training programs and to produce higher-quality workers with relevant market skills and increasing access.

In context of above, UNDP is looking to hire MANAGER(finance) to support the State Project Implementation Unit of UKWDP /Department of Skill Development and Employment in implementation of the project.

The MANAGER(finance) would be placed with the U.K.S.D.M

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing the funds provided for state level activities under the project, including monitoring project accounts and costs.
  • Ensuring full knowledge and systematic application of the World Bank’s procedures and requirements for financial management.
  • Reporting to the Finance Controller/ Senior Finance officer of the state government deputed for the implementation of UKWDP
  • Acting as a support and reference person for all project-related financial management tasks.
  • Preparing annual estimates and budget for the project at state level.
  • Ensuring maintenance of project accounts as per standard procedures.
  • Preparing half yearly Interim Unaudited Financial Reports (IUFR) relevant for the component on short term training.
  • Ensuring the timely preparation and submission of monthly/quarterly reports pertaining to release of funds, utilization, committed expenditure, expenditure in pipeline etc.
  • Coordinating the submission of annual audit report and timely compliance of audit observations. If a system of internal audit exists the manager finance should ensure adequate coverage, scope and timely and satisfactory response to observations by internal auditors.
  • Reviewing and monitoring the financial management arrangements for the project.
  • Perform any other related task assigned by the Mission Director, UKSDM
  • Exposure in computerized accounting especially in Tally software.


  • Management and Leadership: Ability to work in a team and train staff on the job to use the systems: Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Corporate Competencies: Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability. Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards.

Essential Competencies :

  • Demonstrated willingness to stay, be with and work with the poor;
  • Pro-poor facilitation; orientation; tenacity; self control; strategic influencing; concern with impact; de-learning and learning orientation;
  • Understanding and experience of poverty, vulnerability and livelihoods of the poor;

Specific domain understanding:

  • Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Excellent analytical skills particularly with social processes.
  • Good communication and drafting skills

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Essential Qualifications: Recognized degree in accounting, finance or a related discipline
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 05 years of experience. Proven ability to prepare necessary financial reports including budget preparation, maintaining books of accounts, statement of expenditure etc. i.e. Ability to establish recognized procedures to account for fund use.


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