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Finance Specialist, P-3, Fixed Term, Khartoum, Sudan (Req #545688)

Published on 01.12.2021


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Position : Finance Specialist, P-3, Fixed Term, Khartoum, Sudan (Req #545688)

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Purpose For The Post:
The Finance Specialist reports to the Deputy Representative Operations and is responsible for providing support in managing, monitoring and overseeing the full range of financial services in support of program and operational activities (i.e. financial planning, disbursements of funds and payments, treasury and accounting, financial analysis and reporting of resources), ensuring compliance of all financial operations with organizational plans, policies, procedures, guidelines, standards of performance, ethics, and integrity.

The Finance Specialist will under matrix management perform the function under the general direction and guidance of the Programme Manager (Social Protection) on the programmatic financial aspect of cash transfer projects.

Summary Of Key Functions/accountabilities:

  • Support to financial planning and management
  • Control of accounts
  • Treasury and cash management
  • Knowledge and capacity building
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  • An advanced University Degree (Master's) in financial management related fields such as Budget Management, Accountancy or Finance or their equivalent, is required.
  • A certification in CIPFA or its equivalent or a valid professional certification (CA; CPA; etc.) from an internationally recognized or accredited chartered accountancy institution is required.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, budget and financial management or relevant field, a valid professional certification as indicated above, combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.


  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Budget / financial management or audits in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.
  • Experience in a UN system agency or organization some of which served in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in Cash Transfer projects is considered as an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel required.
  • Experience in database packages, web-based management systems and ERP systems (preferably SAP financial modules) is considered as an asset.
  • Experience with IPSAS and/or IFRS is considered as an asset.


  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic language is a strong asset.
Job criteria for job ad : Finance Specialist, P-3, Fixed Term, Khartoum, Sudan (Req #545688)
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Industries :
Associative activities
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Al-Damar - Al-Damazin - Dunqula - Ed Daein - El Fasher - El Fula - El Obeid - Gedarif - Geneina - Kadugli - Kassala - Khartoum - Nyala - Port-Soudan - Rabak - Sannar - Wad Madani - Zalingei
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s) : 2

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