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Temporary Appointment:Administrative and Finance Assistant,Maroua , Cameroon, G5

Level: G5

Contract Type: Temporary Appointment

Duty station: Maroua

Job ID: 25244


The Position:

The Administrative and Finance Assistant provides logistical, administrative and financial support to the inter-agency team in the conduct of interventions related to the "Youth and Stabilization for Peace and Security in the Far North of Cameroon" project.


You will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator and the functional supervision of the International Operations Manager (IOM). You will build relationships with country office programme and operations teams, project personnel from participating UN agencies, national counterparts as well as service providers, for efficient and effective delivery of quality services.



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:

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 the European Union for the implementation of the Project entitled "Youth and Stabilization for Peace and Security in the Far North of Cameroon". This joint project, which will be carried out in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), aims to contribute to the stabilization for peace and security in the Far North region through actions to prevent and fight against serious violence among young people most exposed to the consequences of the socio-economic situation and insecurity.


In the context of the implementation of this project, you will play a vital role in delivering quality support in 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.


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 expenses and prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports when due;
  • Receive and make available to users, equipment and consumables for the smooth running of project activities;
  • Process and edit purchase orders and make required payments;
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate assignments, 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 documents by fax, 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 French is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably English is desirable.


Required Competencies


  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

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.

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



Compensation and Benefits 

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



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 http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm 


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