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Finance And Administrative Assistant, Yaounde, Cameroon

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Organization: UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund

Country: Cameroon

City: Yaoundé

Office: UNFPA Yaoundé, Cameroon

Closing date: Friday, 21 January 2022

Job Title: Re-Advertised: Finance and Administrative Assistant, Yaounde, Cameroon, GS5

Job ID: 40853

Location: West and Central Africa

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Background Information

The Position:

Under the general supervision of the UNFPA Deputy Representative, the direct supervision of the Program Specialist in charge of Reproductive Health at UNFPA and in collaboration with the Project Analyst, the Administrative and Finance Assistant based in Yaoundé will provide support to the Project team in the conduct of interventions related to the ” Support to female Refugees and malnourished Children from Central African Republic, Nigeria and Cameroon ” project. S/he will work under the functional supervision of the International Operations Manager (IOM). S/he will build relationships with country office program and operations teams, project personnel, participating UN agencies, national counterparts as well as service providers, for efficient and effective delivery of quality services.

Organizational Setting

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 program results.

Job Purpose:

As part of the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to the Government of Cameroon in general and the implementation of the 7th UNFPA – Government of Cameroon Cooperation program, UNFPA has just received funding from KFW (German Development Bank) for the implementation of the Project entitled “Support to female Refugees and malnourished Children from Central African Republic, Nigeria and Cameroon”. This joint project, which will be carried out in collaboration with United Nations International Children’s Educational Fund (UNICEF) aims to improve health and nutrition status of refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and local population particularly of malnourished young women, pregnant women and children under five, in the four most vulnerable regions of Cameroon (Far North, North, East and Adamawa).

In the context of the implementation of this project, you will play a vital role in delivering quality support in logistics and administration to internal and external clients, applying all relevant rules, guidelines and procedures with a client-oriented results-focused approach. You will ensure efficient and reliable administrative and financial requirements are fulfilled and reported in a timely manner with required quality checks, in line with UNFPA procedures and guidelines.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

You would be responsible for:

Establishing a system for the day-to-day management and classification of technical and financial documents (quarterly work plans, correspondences, periodic reports, etc.);

Provide technical support to implementing partners in the preparation of accounting documents;

Analyze project logistics, expenses and prepare monthly and quarterly financial and logistic reports and updates when due;

Receive and make available to users, equipment and consumables for the smooth running of project activities;

Process and edit purchase orders for payments;

Plan, schedule and coordinate, travel and logistics for meetings, workshops, payments and financial reports no later than two days after the event;

Provide equipment control, inventory and physical verification during equipment inspection and prepare periodic inventory reports;

Make regular follow-up visits to the different project sites;

Perform all other required administrative tasks such as: photocopying, sending emails, filing, archiving, etc.

Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.

Qualifications and Experience


Completed Secondary Level Education required.

First level university degree in Management, Accounting, Finance or other related field is desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

Have at least 5 years of experience in administrative & finance responsibilities, procurement, logistics or similar.

Familiar with common office software (word processing, Excel, filing, presentation, internet, email);

Ability to multi-task, and identify and resolve operational problems.


Fluency in English and French is required.

Required Competencies


Exemplifying integrity

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system

Embracing diversity in all its forms

Embracing change

Core Competencies:

Achieving Results

Being Accountable

Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen

Thinking analytically and Strategically

Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships

Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies:

Provide logistical support;

Providing procurement services;

Manage data;

Manage documents, correspondence and reports;

Manage information and workflows;

Planning, organizing and multitasking;

Support financial data analysis.

Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post. The package includes a competitive net salary, health insurance and other benefits as applicable.


WARNING TO APPLICANTS: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. Should you feel that you have received a fraudulent notice, letter or offer that makes use of the name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

Notice to applicants: In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment. Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for: (a) stateless persons; (b) newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently; (c) acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to the Professional category; (d) staff members appointed under a temporary appointment. Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying for any citizenship.

For any questions or comments please contact recruiting@unfpa.org



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