Vacancy Announcement:QA and Operational Analyst (Readvertised)

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has a history of providing grants to South Sudan (formerly Republic of Sudan) dating back to 2004. UNDP South Sudan, currently serves as a Global Fund Interim Principal Recipient (PR) for HIV and TB New Funding Model (NFM) projects. In order to effectively implement the projects, UNDP has partnered with eight sub-recipients (SRs): 2 Government entities (the National TB Control Programme of Ministry of Health; HIV/AIDS Unit of Ministry of Health and South Sudan AIDS Commission); 2 UN entities (WHO and IOM); and 4 International NGOs (IMA World Health, IMC UK, Cordaid, Arkangelo Ali Association).

UNDP manages the Global Fund grants under Additional Safe-Guarding Policy. The policy was initiated by the Global Fund as a result of the challenging operating environment and in efforts to reduce financial risks. As such, UNDP is required to closely oversee sub-recipient programme implementation, monitor and assess the risks and to review the effectiveness of mitigation measures in SR financial and asset management

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the QA & Compliance Specialist, the Operational Quality Assurance Analyst will perform the following functions:

Functions / Key Results Expected

Oversee accounting control procedure followed by sub-recipients to ensure transparent utilization of financial resources (NEX Advance) and accuracy of financial reports submitted to UNDP.
Provides strategic oversight and practical management and guidance to ensure the grants’ operations in South Sudan are conducted in compliance with ethical practices, UNDP rules and regulations and other applicable policies Monitor accounting and financial activities to identify and mitigate possible violations such as but not limited to fraud, conflict of interest, bribery (or attempted bribery)
Conduct routine Quality Assurance of financial management systems and ensure that he/she oversees legal, contractual and financial compliance activities within the grants in South Sudan
Identifies trends and/or potential areas of concerns/vulnerable that poses risks, drafts/develops action plans to prevent and detect fraudulent and abusive activities with practical corrective actions; incorporate into grants’ standard operating procedures, and provides guidance on implementation
Conduct training for sub-recipients and relevant stakeholders on prevention, detection, and reporting of fraud and abuse, implements effective, verifiable, and sustainable procedures and solutions to address compliance issues Monitoring operational and ‘high risk’ areas of the grants on a routine basis by conducting spot checks on procurement invoices, financial invoices, payment requests, timesheets, bid and award processes,
Conduct field site visits to review subcontract and grantee financial documentation, as security allows.
Provide to QA & Compliance Specialist internal periodic report on financial procedure followed by sub-recipients as a part of monitoring tool to ensure transparent utilization of financial resources disbursed to them (monthly/quarterly/annual). The report would include issues, risks, recommendations and lessons learned as minimum topics.
Ensures that compliance issues/concerns within UNDP are appropriately evaluated, investigated, resolved and documented
Receive all reports from UNDP and stakeholders concerning violation, detected or potential violation, review and make recommendations
Perform other related duties as required.

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on UNDP’s transparency and accountability to GFATM in critical risk areas


Corporate Competencies

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies

Demonstrates capacity to plan and organize ones work effectively, including support to design, planning and implementation of projects, management of data and reporting.
Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking, including a sound understanding of the framework of UNDP’s cooperation with the GFATM.
Focuses on impact and results for the client and responds positively to feedback. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude. Demonstrates resourcefulness, initiative and ability to meet tight deadlines.
Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients, including the Global Fund and the UN family of agencies.
Uses knowledge and reasoning to identify the strength and weaknesses of alternate solutions, conclusions and approaches to problems.
Ability to perform a variety of specialized activities related to contract and procurement management. Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering.
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure. Demonstrates openness to change.
Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development.

Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office. Recruitment Qualifications Education:

Master’s degree in Accounting, Business, Economics, Public Administration or Certified Internal Auditor/Certified
Public Accountant Experience:

Minimum of 7 years of professional experience, which includes at least 2 years of international experience in health sector, preferably in developing countries. Solid experience in working with a multi-cultured group of people and systems in high-pressure environments. Strong IT skills. Experience of UN or UNDP procurement policies and procedures highly desirable. English language fluency and strong writing skills required.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English

How to apply:

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at by creating a personal profile and completing UNDP Personal History Form. Please note that UNDP only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through will be considered and applications received after closing date will not be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNDP South Sudan vacancies, only applicants short-listed for written test and interview will be contacted.

General Information

UNDP is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staffs and encourages applications from qualified female candidates and persons with disabilities.

UNDP is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNDP staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNDP jobs.

UNDP has zero tolerance of sexual abuse, abuse of authority and exploitation.

The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

Kindly note that this vacancy announcement is for qualified South Sudanese nationals only