Administrative & Finance Associate, (GS6), Khartoum, Sudan (Fixed Term Appointment)- UNICEF


Job Description

 Administrative & Finance Associate, (GS6), Khartoum, Sudan (Fixed Term Appointment)

Job no:548158
Contract type:Fixed Term Appointment
Categories:Finance and Administration
Advertised:03 Feb 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline:10 Feb 2022 E. Africa Standard Time

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

Purpose of the Position

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Operations, the incumbent performs moderately specialized tasks in the accounting and finance functions.

Key Expected Results

  1. Provide operational support in planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting of the cross sectorial and institutional budgets: prepares detailed cost estimates and periodic monitoring reports, create Fund Commitments (FCs), review open commitments and follow up with the respective Operations sections and Field Offices on fund utilization. 
  2. Act as the focal point for managing the salary cost distributions for the office.
  3. Receives, review, prioritize, research, analyze and provide relevant background information and data, and process actions of routine nature for approval. Coordinate cross cutting operations related issues with other operations sections and field offices, monitor and follow-up actions.
  4. Organize internal operational management meeting takes minutes and distribute to meeting participants. Trigger, monitor and follow-up actions required from individuals until closure and within time frame
  5. Prepares correspondence, reports, evaluations and justifications, as required, on general and administrative issues within assigned area of responsibility. Collects data and information and prepare operational management indicator reports for the CO.
  6. Organize and priorities supervisor’s appointments, and maintains calendar and work schedules, screen visitors and calls and respond to queries with discretion.
  7. Maintains and update operational, policy, management confidential files and Collect data and information and prepare operational
  8. Performs other duties, as required.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Completion of secondary education; University Degree in business administration and/or Finance is desirable.
  • Seven years of progressively responsible work in administration.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  1. i) Core Values (Required)

      · Care · Respect · Integrity · Trust · Accountability

   3. iii)Functional Competencies (Required)

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

Works Collaboratively with others (1)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)

Innovates and Embraces Change (1)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)

Drive to achieve impactful results (1)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

View our competency framework at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds,  irrespective of gender, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

** Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

No Fees:


Advertised: 03 Feb 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 10 Feb 2022 E. Africa Standard Time

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