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UNICEF Vacancy: Quality Assurance Specialist in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 226 views

UNICEF FT Quality Assurance Specialist P3, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Under the supervision of the Administrative and Finance Manager (P-4), the position of the Quality Assurance Officer will be responsible for strengthening the Ethiopia Country Office’s (ECO) risk assurance and compliance efforts. The incumbent will be responsible for quality assurance, compliance and oversight in the context of a large scale country office.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Trust!

UNICEF Ethiopia has been working in Ethiopia for the last 65 years supporting the national and regional efforts towards the progressive realization of the rights of children and women.

We do this by supporting the achievements of the Growth and Transformation Plan II as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our programmes in Health, Nutrition, WASH, Child Protection, Education and Social Policy and Evidence on Social Inclusion.

In addition, UNICEF Ethiopia has been leading the support in humanitarian programmes relentlessly working towards responding to emergency needs.

How can you make a difference?


Under the supervision of the Administrative and Finance Manager (P-4), the position of the Quality Assurance Officer will be responsible for strengthening the Ethiopia Country Office’s (ECO) risk assurance and compliance efforts. The incumbent will be responsible for quality assurance, compliance and oversight in the context of a large scale country office.

The incumbent will provide guidance on compliance issues and conduct operations peer review, will provide support to implementation of the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) and other quality assurance activities.  It will conduct a quality check of financial transactions to ensure compliance with IPSAS, Administrative and Finance Policies and Procedures. Moreover, the position will provide training and guidance to staff on UNICEF Administrative and Finance policies and procedures. The position is also responsible for analyzing cause and effect of policy changes to the operations of the offices and it will provide advice on implementation.

Key Expected Result

1. Report on the Ethiopia Country Office’s compliance efforts and provides guidance on compliance issues.
2. Conduct quality check of financial transactions to ensure compliance with IPSAS, Admin/Finance policies and procedures.
3. Provide support in the implementation of HACT assurance activities.
4. Analyse the Office’s existing compliance policies and procedures and recommends measures for improvement.
5. Responsible for all assurance work in ensuring quality of transactions, analysing cause and effect of policy changes to the operations of the office and advice on the feasibility of its implementation.
6. Provide capacity building training to staff on IPSAS, Administrative and Finance policies and procedures, including at sub-office level across eight field offices and sub-offices.
7. Establish and/or review systems and procedures for compliance with rules and regulations and prepares reports and recommendations.
8. Provide oversight on ensuring timely preparation and submission of financial transactions and accounting reports and statements for the Head of Office and Headquarters.
9. Ensure monitoring and recovery of advances and accounts receivables are timely performed.
10. Conduct quality check and ensures processing and recording of disbursements and payments are done in a timely manner and in compliance with Admin/Finance policies and IPSAS and in accordance with established rules, regulations and systems, and within budgetary limits.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s) in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or directly related degree.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in finance and accounting.
  • *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • One of the following certifications is considered an asset: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Financial Analysis (CFA).
  • Experience in an international organization is desirable.
  • Supervisory ability and ability to conduct training is considered an asset.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are:Communication, Planning & Organizing, Analyzing, Working with People, Following Instructions & Procedures, Drive for Results and Applying Technical Expertise.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

HOW TO APPLY

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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Opening Date: Sat Sep 15, 2018, 16:00:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date: Sun Sep 30 2018 16:55:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

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