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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

5843 Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Non Government Organization
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Job Hours

11 months on full time basis
Due Date:

Job Description:
UNICEF Pacific office is seeking to engage a consultant to strengthened national capacity to deliver quality and timely New-born, maternal and Nutrition interventions at health facility and community levels in Vanuatu. Support to the United Nations Joint Program for Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and child, and Adolescent Health in Vanuatu. 

  • Help develop and build financial management and reporting capacity of development funds and recurrent funds for the central and Provincial Health Authorities
  • Co-authorize all payments made with the UN Joint Program's Joint Trust Fund processed through Government of Vanuatu (GoV) systems
  • Act as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee (AFC) if requested to do so by MoH
  • Support the system to monitor and track expenditure against development and recurrent funds
  • Maintain and update an electronic filing system for all UN Joint Program on RMNCAH records over the period of assignment, inclusive of agreements, contracts, procurement analysis, payment details, imprests, and any other supporting documentation
  • Participate in the MoH Finance Team Meetings to discuss and analyze MoH monthly financial reports
  • Assist Cost Centre Managers in developing cost based budgets based on the UN Joint Program's Joint trust funds allocated to MOH using the MOH templates
  • Provide personnel, goods and services (physical and consulting) contracting advice to the Ministry of Health relating to the implementation of the RMNCAH programme
  • Maintain an Imprest Register on all UN Joint Program on RMNCAH accountable imprests with respect to funding use from the annual workplan, including review and verification of imprest acquittals and follow-up on overdue impress retirements
  • In collaboration with MoH Finance Manager and VHRM Procurement Manager, monitor all risk events, report on occurrences and advise on update mitigation techniques to reduce impacts.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates of any religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Qualifications and Specialised knowledge/Competence required
  • Tertiary degree in financial management and/or accounting
  • Strong financial management and reporting skills with specific knowledge of financial management practices within the Vanuatu Government and preferable the Ministry of Health.
  • 2-5 years' experience in accounting, preferably in government
  • Demonstrated experience in a developing country context and understanding of internal controls and other Public Financial Management issues in low capacity settings
  • Strong spoken and written English and Bislama skills.


Remuneration and type of contract
  • The consultant will be required to work on a Purchase Order (PO) contract with UNICEF Pacific based in Suva, Fiji for a period of 11 months on full time basis 
  • The Consultant will be seconded to work in the Finance unit at the Ministry of Health, Vanuatu Office.


English, Bislama

How To Apply:

Interested applicants are to submit a covering letter describing how you meet each of the requirements listed above (maxi. 2 pages); Updated UN Personal History Form (P11).

Applications must be submitted in confidence via email no later than 30th September 2015 to pacificvacancies@unicef.org - please include Consultancy 2015-003 Audit and Finance Consultant in the subject line. A detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for this consultancy can be obtained via email to pacificvacancies@unicef.org

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19-Sept-15 Daily Post Weekender (Issues # 4582)

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