Research Assistant

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Result of Service
Factual and relevant information available on the status of the organisation’s income and funding challenges to support resource mobilization efforts and in making informed decisions on income related matters.
Work Location
Nairobi
Expected duration
3 months
Duties and Responsibilities
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP’s mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. The Public Sector Partnerships & Resource Mobilisation Unit in the Corporate Services Division requires support to compliment the resource mobilization efforts towards member states by providing accurate and timely data, analysis, reports and advice on the organization’s income relating to the Environment Fund. The objective is to carry out income and data management duties with a focus on reconciliation of Environment Fund income and receipts records in Umoja and Power Business Intelligence (BI) as the new automated platform for standard analysis and reporting and ensuring accuracy of information shared with Member States. Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Senior Finance and Budget Assistant and overall leadership of the Programme Management Officer in the Public Sector Partnerships and Resource Mobilization, the Individual Contractor will carry out the following duties as required: • Provide support with respect to; collaboration, liaising with Financial Management Unit on Member States invoices and receipts as well as updating and maintaining database for tracking and future reference. • Assist in Financial analysis for the Environment Fund and earmarked income to form basis for reporting on income status and funding profiles for Member States. • Support the maintenance of up-to-date financial information and income analysis for the Section’s intranet website and UNEP’s website. • In collaboration with Supervisor, assist in data entry and data validation of income and funding partner information in Power Business Intelligence (BI). • Support the preparation of Budget and Expenditure reports, return of funds and budget rephasals for UN Development account projects. • Support the monitoring of new/additional funding, cash application, allocations, expenditures, and projects closure for UNEP corporate funds. • Performs other related duties, as assigned.
Qualifications/special skills
Academic Qualifications: Completion of High School education is required. Completion of University is an asset. Supplementary course and training in accounting, finance, budget or directly related fields highly desirable. Work Experience: Four years’ experience in finance, accounting, research or data analysis is required. Working experience with UNEP and knowledge of the financial procedures and processes will be an asset. Fair knowledge of Financial Management and accounting is required. Analytical thinking and clear and concise drafting skills are required.
Languages
Language: Fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an asset;
Additional Information
Not available.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.


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