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7829 UNFPA Vacancy 18 March - 8 April 2024

Pacific Sub-Regional Office


• Programme Finance Associate, Nukualofa, Tonga [16951]

**This post is only open for the Nationals of Tonga**

Call to Action

  • Are you result driven and can you work well in teams?
  • Do you have a keen eye for detail and can you ensure high quality and accuracy of work?
  • Can you multi-task, prioritize and manage programme outcomes? If so, this might be the job for you.

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 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:

The post of Programme Finance Associate is located in one of the field offices of the UNFPA Pacific Sub- Regional Office (Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu) and reports directly to the Programme Specialist. S/He provides financial and programmatic support to strengthen programme delivery and management. S/he also works in close collaboration with the Program and Operations in Suva team to ensure timely support to the programme implementation.

Qualification and Experience:

Your Education

  • Completed secondary level education required.
  • First level University (Bachelor) degree in Public/Business Administration, Finance, Commerce, Accountancy/Chartered Accountancy, and related field is preferred.

Your Experience

  • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in programme, administration, finance or office management;
  • Some experience in research assistance and general understanding of programme support, monitoring and evaluation is desirable;
  • Good writing and communication skills with the ability to draft correspondence in a clear, accurate and concise manner;
  • Previous experience and knowledge of protocol in the United Nations is an advantage,
  • Good interpersonal, planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills;
  • Ability to work independently and harmoniously in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic team environment maintaining tact and discretion in all dealings;
  • Computer literacy – Proficiency in the use of MS Office Packages and the Internet
  • Good knowledge of Atlas/PeopleSoft is an asset.

Full job description of the position and instructions on how to apply can be accessed on:

Closing Date: Saturday, 13th April 2024. The selected individual should be prepared to assume the post within one (1) month.

Notice: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. UNFPA is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNFPA does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next phase of the selection process.