Volunteer Opportunity for Finance Associates for the United Nations in Egypt 2020

Deadline : 05 Apr 2020

Nonprofit organization: UN volunteers

Specialities: Business and marketing

Study level: Undergraduate

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Volunteer Opportunity for Finance Associates for the United Nations in Egypt 2020

The United Nations is offering a volunteer opportunity for nationals of or legal residents in Egypt. The volunteer will ensure the implementation of operational and financial management strategies, and adapts processes and procedures besides ensuring the administration of budgets and functioning of the optimal cost-recovery system. The expected duration of this volunteer program is about 12 months. 


  • Ensure implementation of operational and financial management strategies, and adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Full compliance with UN/UNDP rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports, and audit follow up, implementation of the effective internal control framework;
    • CO Finance business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management.
    • Provision of inputs for implementation of cost-saving and reduction strategies in consultation with office management.
    • Preparation of cost-sharing and trust fund agreements, follow up on contributions within the CO resource mobilization efforts.
  • Ensure the administration of budgets and functioning of the optimal cost-recovery system focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Preparation and modifications of budgets for UNDP management projects, follow-up with HQs on ASL for management projects.

    • Presentation of researched information for planning and status of financial resources of the CO.

    • Timely preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for the services provided by UNDP, implementation of the income tracking system and follow up on cost recovery.

  • Provide accounting and administrative support to the Finance Unit and perform Global payroll functions focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports for projects; preparation of all types of vouchers. Pay Cycle and payment execution.

    • Proper receipting of goods and services and establishment of accruals;

    • Approval of vendors in Atlas (if a senior member of the Finance team);

    • Global payroll processing in Atlas.

    • Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas; payrolls are duly prepared and processed; travel claims, MPOs and other entitlements are duly processed.

    • Timely accounts closure.

    • Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers. Timely response to HQ requests to resolve financial data issues.

    • Timely corrective actions on erroneous data in Atlas. Preparation of financial reports as required.

    • Maintenance of the Accounts Receivables for UNDP projects and follow-up with partners on contributions, deposits creation in Atlas and their application to AR pending items in addition to timely VAT reimbursements.

  • Ensure proper CO cash management functioning focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Alternate for timely review of cash position for local accounts to ensure sufficient funds on hand for disbursements. Timely identification and recording of receipts for income application.

    • Alternate for daily review of zero-balance account bank statements in Atlas to monitor imprest level; identification and recording of contributions.

    • Preparation of monthly UN exchange rate report to Treasury.

    • Timely and accurate preparation of bank reconciliations.

    • Alternate for timely preparation of monthly cash flow forecast for use by Operations Manager/ Finance Analyst. Liaison with UN Agencies to obtain an estimate of their cash requirement.

    • Initiation of bank transfers and deals in Atlas.

  • Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO and guidance to all stakeholders on financial matters focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Organization/conduct of training for the operations/program/projects staff on financial management.

    • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in Finance.

    • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Eligibility and Requirements:

To be eligible to apply to the UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities, candidates should be:

  • living with a physical or sensorial (hearing or visual) disability;

  • up to 35 years of age.

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor or Master level, degree or be enrolled in a university degree at a Master level in Finance, Business or Public Administration.
  • Work experience will be an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Language skills:
    • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent.

    • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent.

  • Area of expertise: Another development program/project experience.
  • Driving license: No
  • Competencies values: Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning, and Organizing, Working in Teams.
  • Specific Requirements:
    • Interest in the UN and adaptability to a multicultural environment.

    • Strong commitment to working for sustainable development and human rights.

    • Excellent Knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, PPT, Word).

About UN Volunteer:

The United Nations Volunteers program is a United Nations organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development.  UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN Volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement, and solidarity.

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