PNUD recrute 01 Administrative and Finance Associate

PNUD recrute 01 Administrative and Finance Associate


Abuja, Nigeria

Administrative and Finance Associate

Abuja, Nigeria

Job Identification



Abuja, Nigeria

Posting Date

11/30/2023, 03:08 PM

Apply Before

12/15/2023, 05:59 AM

Job Schedule

Full time


UN Office on Drugs & Crime



Vacancy Type

Service Contract Holders

Practice Area



Regional Bureau for Africa

Contract Duration

1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience

Bachelor’s Degree – 3 year(s) experience OR High School certificate- 6 year(s) experience

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

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Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

This position is located in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria (CONIG). 

Working together in a team with other project support staff in CONIG, the incumbent will be responsible for leading and providing financial, budgetary and administrative support to the project. This will involve planning, leading and executing various financial and budgetary management support tasks; planning, leading and carrying out procurement and other assigned administrative functions; and backstopping operational, organizational and logistical support.

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator and under the overall guidance of CONIG lead staff in charge of financial, budgetary and administrative support services.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will carry out the following tasks:

1. Lead and provide financial and budgetary management support for the project:

Prepare budget estimates, expenditure estimates, financial reports, etc.

Undertake finance business process mapping and ensure proper accounting for project expenditures.

Assist with the monitoring of expenditures to ensure they remain within authorized levels.

Assist in ensuring accurate and complete accounting and reporting of project expenditures. 

Adapt and implement processes and procedures to ensure full compliance with UN, UNODC and UNDP rules, regulations, financial records, reports, audit requirements, and internal control.

Coordinate closely with concerned counterpart colleagues in CONIG, UNDP and UNODC/UNOV.

2. Lead and carry out procurement and other assigned administrative functions for the project:

Take the lead for and prepare procurement plans and ensure their timely implementation.

Assist in proper assets management, monitoring, recording and disposal, in preparing Receipt and Inspection (R & I) reports for submission to relevant procurement units and auditing missions. 

Adapt and implement processes and procedures to ensure full compliance with UN, UNODC and UNDP rules, regulations, financial records, reports, audit requirements, and internal control.

Coordinate closely with concerned counterpart colleagues in CONIG, UNDP and UNODC/UNOV.

Advise and make arrangements for shipment and receipt of office and project supplies and equipment and household effects; including customs clearance.

Provide advice and assist staff members and their dependants by processing requests for visas, identity cards, driving licenses and other necessary personnel-related documents in accordance with the requirements of the United Nations and the country of the duty station location.

3. Provide backstopping in leading and providing operational, organizational and logistical support to the project:

Work closely with the lead Programme Assistant of the project, support work in this area and serve as back-up as needed.

Provide operational, organizational and logistical support for project activities as needed and assigned.

Perform other duties as required, such as general correspondence, attend meetings and prepare minutes of meetings, etc.


Professionalism: Expertise in  budgetary and financial management including knowledge of the financial rules and regulations of the United Nations as well as familiarity with UN policies and procedures as they relate to programme budgeting and financial administration; knowledge of project administration and organization including demonstrated professional competence and mastery of administrative processes; ability to perform a range of administrative functions, including event planning and organizing and human resources administration; ability to map out potential risks and make contingencies, as required. Shows pride in work and achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; and demonstrable commitment to the values of the United Nations, particularly integrity in daily activities and behaviors.

Accountability: Takes ownership of responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost, and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.

Teamwork:  Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Works collaboratively with colleagues within and outside of UNODC to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing: Able to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work while prioritizing competing demands; able to work on tight deadlines; knowledge on how to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and projects as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Required Skills and Experience


Secondary education with a recognized professional certificate in personnel administration, account/finance or related fields may be considered. 

University degree in business or public administration, personnel administration, social sciences or related field is desirable. 


A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible professional experience in financial and budgetary management support and in providing administrative assistance for project implementation and management preferably in a civil service, NGO, or international organisation environment. 

Computer literacy, specifically advanced skills in MS Office Suite. 

Work experience in the United Nations System would be an asset.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.


Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders) 

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 

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