Finance Manager, P-4, FT, Finance, Private Fund Raising and Partnerships (PFP), Geneva, Switzerland

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 159,379 USD and 205,487 USD.

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The international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 75.2% at this the location, applies.

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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.

PFP Financial Services Unit of PFP Finance is responsible for overseeing the complete, accurate and timely recording of accounting transactions relating to the Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) and reporting on PFP results to the UNICEF Executive Board. The Unit is managing the corporate reporting from UNICEF National Committees and country offices and advising on financial processes related to all aspects of private sector fundraising operations.

The position is placed in the PFP Finance section and is supervised by the Chief, PFP Finance.

For every child, a champion

The post ensures accuracy and integrity of, and timely financial reporting and recording of, all private sector contributions and monitoring & collection of all funds due to UNICEF. Undertakes full accountability for recording PFP Division's revenue, expenses, assets and liabilities and preparation of the financial statements. for the UNICEF Executive Board. Develops appropriate, effective, and efficient processes and internal procedures for all accounting practices related to the PFP Division. Provides technical advice, guidance, and training to National Committees, UNICEF Country Offices and other partners in accounting for private sector activities and reporting, inventory management, developing effective processes and internal control mechanisms. In addition, responsible for monitoring certain provisions of the Cooperation Agreements with National Committees to ensure compliance with financial reporting requirements.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions and accountabilities:


  • Responsible for leading the Financial Services Unit (FSU) team of Professional and General Service staff in performing the financial services and accounting function of PFP Division, covering·:
    • Accounting for revenue recognition and expense accounting
    • Revision, clarification, and classification of donor agreements
    • Grant management and oversite on donor reporting
    • Bank opening endorsement, payments processing and set up of digital payment gateways
    • Planning, knowledge management; and risk management for the Financial Services Unit
    • Representing Finance in Wider Management Team strategic direction discussions
    • Guiding PFP stakeholders on financial implications for the new initiatives.

Oversight on National Committees financial reporting:

  • Responsible for monitoring and securing National Committees' compliance to the financial reporting requirements that includes:

    • Annual financial reporting and audited financial statement
    • Related entities Remittance forecast
    • Cash remittance forecast and transfers
    • Investments and reserves
    • Monitoring compliance with investment and reserves policies.
  • Contribute to the reviewing of National Committees' Joint Strategic Plans and providing feedback to Chief of Finance & National Committee Relations Teams.

  • Contribute to the periodic monitoring of governance by providing inputs to the Governance Team.

Training & Guidance to National Committees, country offices and other partners:

  • Provides technical advice, guidance and training to National Committees, UNICEF country offices and other partners in accounting for private sector activities and reporting, developing effective processes and internal control mechanisms and conducting risk analyses.
  • Drafting of accounting policies, SOPs and instructions and co-ordination of activities related to year-end closure in the financial, grant management and controlling modules in SAP VISION.
  • Responsible for reviewing accounting procedures; making recommendations for changes and undertaking implementation thereof, in line with changing organizational needs and industry standards.
  • Lead/co-lead/actively participate in relevant working groups.

Contribution Management:

  • Supervising the application of contributions received and raised to the implementing country offices, grant management and oversite on donor reporting.
  • Supervising the analyzing and processing of Revenue and Expenditure Reports (RER) received from National Committees, UNICEF country offices and other partners.
  • Responsible for timely monitoring, forecasting, and collection of all funds due to UNICEF, including quarterly reporting of outstanding balances to senior management within the Division.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the reconciliation of National Committees audited annual financial statements (AFS) to the National Committees RER.
  • Responsible for the reviewing and analyzing of National Committees audited AFS and following up with National Committees on issues identified from the review and analysis process.

Support to audit processes:

  • Responsible for assisting in internal/external audit coordination and responding to audit queries and recommendations.
  • Repressible for monitoring and following up of audit recommendations requiring input from National Committees.

PFP Financial Reporting and Innovation:

  • Responsible for preparing the PFP financial report presented to the UNICEF Board.
  • Responsible for preparing other financial reports and analysis.
  • Designing the procedures and guidance for new investment modalities in fundraising activities including system enhancements.
  • Advise on private sector engagement in the trust funds, revolving fund for fundraising investments, and catalytic funding for progamme implementation.

Backup cover:

  • Provide back-up to the Chief of Finance as required and ensure that efficient backup procedures exist in the unit. Perform such tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • An advanced university degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, or another relevant technical field is required.
  • An accounting designation such as CIPFA, ACCA, or CA with relevant operations experience is required for this post and will be considered in lieu of an Advanced University degree.
  • Training in SAP controlling and profitability analysis modules is an asset.


  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience in the fields of accounting and finance in an industrial/commercial or equivalent environment at the international level, with at least 5 years in a supervisory capacity is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with a computerized accounting environment is required.
  • Knowledge of SAP or similar financial accounting package will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of IPSAS and IFRS is an advantage
  • Experience with preparing financial statements and reports is an asset.
  • Experience in a UN organization is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of other UN languages would be an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Nurtures, Leads, and Manages People (2)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2) are required.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, 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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

UNICEF PFP-Geneva is currently reviewing organizational changes; therefore, the exact future location of the post is still under consideration/to be determined. Candidates may be asked commence duties remotely. Should the selected candidate be assigned and relocate to Geneva, they may later be asked to relocate and be assigned to another location during the initial contract or assignment period.

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

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