Finance Associate, Temporary Appointment GS6, Lviv, Ukraine #120167 (open only to Ukraine nationals)

  • Contract
  • Ukraine


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.

How can you make a difference?

The Finance Associate will be responsible for providing a variety of specialized tasks in finance functions, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF and financial rules and regulations, as well as Global Fund budgeting guidelines, whilst demonstrating the capacity to research, adapt and evaluate irregular cases, and also to recommend improvements to process delivery and design.


At the G-6 level, the below tasks are expected to be carried out with a high level of independence.




  • Responsible for setting up financial and administrative systems relevant to the GF-funded project in accordance with GF and UNICEF financial policies, guidelines and procedures, and other obligations in the grant agreements
  • Monitors and supervises the management and administration of all financial transactions under the GF grant.
  • Prepares quarterly monitoring table of budget expenditure and commitments, as well as quarterly cashflow requirement
  • Early identification of activity expenditure that may require specific GF approval, as required by GF budgeting guidelines
  • Ensures that proper internal controls within the financial operations of the project are developed and strictly enforced, particularly for Direct Cash Transfers, Reimbursement and Direct Payments.
  • Ensures proper tracking of financial expenditures and pipeline analysis as required for grant management
  • Reviews all expenditure requests (proposals) prior to submitting to the Health Specialist (HIV and TB) within delegated authority.
  • Ensures that a proper record is kept for assets (if at all)  procured by GF grant including those donated to government partners, in accordance with GF requirements
  • Produces financial inputs to Progress Updates, Progress Updates/Disbursement requests and Pulse Checks, as required by Global Fund
  • Promote culture of highest ethical standards and behaviour in management of UNICEF’s resources.
  • Support operations of the office as required.

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

  • Completion of secondary education is required with professional/university level courses in Accounting and Finance/Business administration considered as a requirement.
  • A minimum of six years of accounting experience in the area of finance and accounting is required.
  • Professional experience in financial management or audits in an international organization and/or large corporation is an asset.
  • Experience in a UN system agency or organization implementing GF grants is desirable.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel required.  
  • Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).

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.


The post is currently based in Lviv, but based on the evolution of the situation in the country the staff member will be expected to move to a different location within Ukraine.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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.

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