Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant, UNFPA Moldova Country Office

20 December 2019

Chisinau, R. of Moldova

Call to Action:

Are you passionate about financial management?

Are you great at multi-tasking, prioritizing and improving business processes?

Are you a team player capable of working with colleagues of widely diverse backgrounds?

Can you deliver the highest possible results in a very short period of time and in challenging circumstances?

If so, this might be the job for you.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

You will support the effective financial management of UNFPA programme activities and UNFPA supported projects.

Possessing a depth of knowledge of UNFPA financial rules, guidelines, and processes, you will demonstrate a client-oriented, results-focused approach to interpreting rules, procedures and guidelines.  You will act in an advisory manner to programme / project staff to maximise the impact of financial resources in delivering programmes / projects.

You will build close relationships with CO programme and operations teams, Regional and HQs-based Finance Specialists, national counterparts, implementing partners as well as the UN agencies for efficient and effective delivery of quality finance services.

You will provide quality support to ensure accurate and reliable financial data and information are available and reported in a timely manner with required quality checks, in line with UNFPA guidelines and procedures. 

The Finance Assistant will report to Administrative and Finance Associate.  This position has no supervisory or coordination roles.

Qualifications and Experience:

Your Education: 

First level university degree in Finance/Accounting, Business or Public Administration required. Specialized certification in Accounting or Finance an asset.

Your Knowledge and Experience:

5 years of relevant experience in finance/accounting, administration or office management.

Proficiency in current office software applications, web-based management and ERP financial systems.

Ability to interpret financial rules, regulations and procedures and explain them clearly and concisely;

Prior experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, governmental institutions and/or NGOs, is a very strong advantage.

Knowledge of ATLAS / PeopleSoft or other ERP system is an asset.

Fluency in Romanian and English is required.

Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.

This is a local position, therefore only citizens of the Republic of Moldova or others legally authorized to work in the country are eligible to apply.

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

The United Nations Organization is committed to diversity and inclusion. Women, persons from vulnerable groups, such as persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, refugees and other noncitizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, as well as persons from other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.


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Applications for this position must be received no later than on 20 December 2019.