Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organisations.
The Finance Group (FG) is a critical and strategic business function in UNOPS and serves as an authoritative and integrated partner in the organisation on strategic financial planning and budgeting, business strategy and practices, financial analysis and risk assessment, financial management services and long term organisational treasury and investments.
As the steward of resources of a self-financing UN entity, the FG is accountable for timely cost recovery and reporting to partners, maintaining the integrity and transparency of financial management of resources in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and organisational/international accountability framework and the accurate and transparent financial reporting to governing bodies, clients, partners and stakeholders.
Information and Communication Technology function (ICT) is under the responsibility of the CFO. ICT is responsible for the overall design, implementation and maintenance of the ICT infrastructure and business process tools of the organisation.
The Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller (CFO) is one of the most senior leaders within UNOPS, provides strategic and operational guidance to the Executive Office and all business units in UNOPS on financial and risk management. In addition to this, the CFO at UNOPS also holds the overall responsibility for providing strategic leadership and oversight for the UNOPS ICT function. That function is led by the Chief Information Officer, reporting to the CFO. The CFO, as the leader of the Finance Group, plays the central role in the development of cohesive management infrastructure, policies and services, to support the varied business lines pursued by UNOPS.
The CFO acts as a trusted advisor to senior management and the Executive Board, providing guidance and advice. This includes ensuring that emerging challenges and trends are fully integrated into specific targeted intelligence, helping the organisation to effectively sustain high quality and efficient delivery of services.
The CFO directly impacts the effective management and financial integrity of UNOPS through the effective stewarding of organisational resources, maintaining appropriate controls and integrity of financial management in accordance with relevant international standards, enabling prudent management and growth of financial assets and building an informed and shared management engagement on financial issues in support of the UNOPS overall strategy. The CFO has also an impact on the UNOPS’ ability to ensure suitable ICT infrastructure and business process tools for the organisation.