Individual Consultant

Finance Assistant (Code: UNFPA/IDN/ICC/20/02)

27 January 2020

Jakarta, Indonesia






The Position:

The Finance Assistant delivers effective financial advice and services to internal and external clients, providing finance related guidance to both Country Office (CO) and UNFPA supported projects. 

You will report to the Programme Analyst HIV, while working closely with the Finance Associate.



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 work closely with the operations, programme and project staff providing financial monitoring and analysis of the Global Fund HIV project and advising the Programme Analyst HIV on expenditure trends and implementation rates of the Global Fund funding. You will provide financial services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work for the Global Fund project. 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 would be responsible for:

  • Supporting the monitoring of programme financial performance for all the HIV Global Fund resources, by providing necessary financial information and analysis, including implementation rate against indicators/results; detecting potential over/under expenditure problems and proposing remedial action.
  • Assist in developing effective mechanisms for monitoring programme and project budgets; coordinating compilation of financial data; and regularly providing accurate, up to date financial information on the Global Fund to the senior managers on a continuous basis.
  • Interpreting financial policies and procedures and providing training and guidance to staff and the HIV project managers. Striving to identify innovative ways in which programme financial needs can be met within existing policies.
  • Assisting in the management of the Global Fund budget, by budget formulation, controlling allotments, monitoring expenditures, and preparing budget revisions as required.
  • Maintaining an effective financial recording and reporting system, internal control and audit follow-up; and processing financial transactions for Global Fund in an accurate and timely way. Reviewing and monitoring charges for common services and cost recovery, taking into account maximum cost efficiency.
  • Follows up with implementation partners for the timely submission of quarterly FACE forms and participates in spotchecks to guide implementing partners on expenditure reporting.
  • Takes required actions on operational and financial closure of projects in line with UNFPA programming guidelines.



Qualifications and Experience:



Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Public Administration or similar discipline desirable.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • Four years of relevant experience in administration, finance or office management.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications, web-based management and ERP financial systems.



Fluency in oral and written English and Bahasa Indonesia.


Interested and qualified individuals are requested to submit the UN Personal History (P11) Form to with post code as subject of the email, not later than 27 January 2020.