Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Background Information - Job-specific:
In 2016, Sri Lanka was declared eligible to receive a Millennium Challenge Compact, a large-scale five-year grant program ($480 Mn.) MCC is developing the compact in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka to promote inclusive economic growth, reduce poverty and increase economic opportunities for the people of Sri Lanka. The compact will be funded completely through grants by MCC and the focus areas will be Transportation and Land Reform.
Based on an analysis of Sri Lanka’s economy and the constraints that are holding back private investment and growth, MCC expects to invest in projects proposed by the Government of Sri Lanka in the transport and land sectors.
Transport: Improve road networks and the bus system in the Colombo Metropolitan Region, and improve road connectivity between the central region and ports and markets in the Western Province. It would also upgrade more than 300 kilometers of urban and interprovincial roads.
Land: Improve land administration, and strengthen land rights and tenure security.
UNOPS would have a significant value add in terms of its experience in procurement, recruitment and fiduciary advisory services, not for profit nature, transparency and accountability and local presence and is desirous of being considered by the MCC for this purpose. While the proposed MCC Sri Lanka Compact is in the final stage of development, MCC requires a Senior Accounting Officer to support the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA - an accountable entity responsible for compact implementation, overseen by MCC when a compact is awarded)
This position is prospective in nature. Candidates will be assessed and selected through UNOPS formal selection process. However, contract offer is contingent upon successful outcome of UNOPS’ bid submission on the project.
Monitoring and Progress Controls:
The effective and successful achievement of results by the Senior Accounting Specialist directly impact on the availability of UNOPS’ financial resources to effectively develop and implement the organization’s programmes and projects. It enhances the organizations financial and programme performance, demonstrating UNOPS’ effective stewardship of donor and partner funds. These promote the credibility of the organization as an effective service provider in project services and management.
Language:Speaking, writing, and reading fluency in English is required. Strong oral and written communication skills in English.