Finance Specialist (Financial Oversight)

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 15

Position description

The UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners.  It is led by the Director, who has overall authority and accountability for the performance PSC on behalf of its clients.  The Director is responsible for administering and providing oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations.

PSC as a business unit sees some of the largest annual delivery in all of UNOPS. The number of programmes and size of delivery has increased immensely over the last 4 years, with commensurate growth in the complexity of the client requirements. In addition, the continued roll-out of new IT systems and the overhaul of processes has delivered new efficiencies and raised new challenges around financial controls. In 2020 the external environment and global context changed drastically, increasing the risks faced by global portfolio and requiring greater flexibility and depth in the provision of management financial information to enable agile and impactful decisions.  

The Finance Specialist (Financial Oversight) position reflects a shift in focus in the PSC Finance team away from transactional processing and towards a greater emphasis on management information and strategic analysis. It has a global perspective across the entire portfolio, and supports the Finance, Budget and Oversight Advisor and the Senior Management Team in the design and delivery of the unit’s financial strategy. The Finance Specialist (Financial Oversight) maintains a global, long-term perspective with a focus on continuous innovation and process improvement, and works effectively across the wider PSC team to build the capacity of field-based finance and support services personnel.



  • Advanced University Degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or

  • First Level University Degree (Bachelors Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience.


  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in financial management services in either public or private sector organizations. 
  • Experience conducting financial and budget analysis is required.
  • ERP experience is required.


  • Fluency in English (read, write, speak) is required.

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