Project staff

Project Accountant (full-time and based in Ha Noi)

25 October 2017

Ha Noi

Project VNM9P01 of the Ministry of Health (MOH), “To support the Ministry of Health to effectively address inequalities in sexual and reproductive health and family planning and deliver health response to emerging issues through developing and monitoring the implementation of evidence- and human right-based laws and policies” in 2017-2021, supported by UNFPA, is looking for 01 position (Project Accountant) working full time at the project office to support
MOH  in the implementation of project VNM9P01.  

Project focus areas: Evidence, Communication and Policy advocacy on Sexual and Reproductive health, Population and Development, and Gender, Capacity building and Health System strengthening

Guiding framework: One Plan 2017-2021 between the Government of Viet Nam and 17 UN Organizations in Viet Nam. This project contributes to One Plan Output 4.2: Improved policy environment to integrate population dynamics and health and social data into policies and programmes to advance human rights, redress inequalities and achieve equitable sustainable development; Output 2.1: Improved national policy environment to conduct participatory and evidence-based advocacy for rights-based national laws, policies and programmes on adolescents and youth development issues; Output 4.1: Strengthened evidence base to address inequality in policy advocacy on population and development, climate change, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights; Output 3.1: Enhanced policy environment to prevent gender-based violence and harmful practices and enable the delivery of multisectoral services through strengthened partnership with civil society organizations.

Working duration: from November 2017 to December 2018.
Working place: Ha Noi with travel to provinces at times.
Job Description (JD)
Position: Project Accountant
Report to: Project Coordinator (PC)

The Project Accountant is recruited by the Project Director (PD) based on the consultation with UNFPA in accordance with the common procedures specified in the Harmonized Programme and Project Management Guidelines (HPPMG). The Project Accountant works fulltime at the Project Office under direction of the PD and supervision of the PC to assist day to day implementation of the project activities by the Project Management Unit during the entire project cycle.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  1. Maintain the general ledger, accounting books and records to help classification and filing of financial transactions as well as to ensure common results of the project accounting works and development of the project regular reports and reports as per request.
  2. Maintain the project cash book including monitoring of the project expenditure and balance of the general ledger.
  3. Regular update of all project financial data in order to provide financial reports, regulations, exchange rates, expenditure and disbursement to the development of project budget planning and monitoring of budget expenditure.  
  4. Process payment for the project activities when approved by authorities.
  5. Closely monitor project budget in order to ensure the payment is implemented in line with the allocated budget.
  6. Close collaborate with the PM to prepare and submit the project financial reports, project annual non-consumable equipment asset, annual budget reports, and annual expenditure reports in accordance with regulations on financial management of both the GoV and UN
  7. Participate in regular asset of the project equipment and report all collected information. Ensure internal control for all project activity related financial transactions.
  8. Participate in field visits and prepare reports on project budget as required.
  9. Assist the project audit; ensure the audit findings of project financial management are properly fixed.  
  10. Organize and maintain the project financial filing system so as the PMU and concerned bodies could have access easily.
  11. Other tasks as required.

Qualification and experience:

  • At least an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, economic or related fields at a good level
  • At least 5 years of experience in accounting
  • Ability to work independently and creatively, and have good communication
  • Ability to prepare reports, analyzes and consolidate information.
  • Proficiency in accounting softwares, Internet and other office softwares
  • Basic level of verbal and written English
  • Experience in working for international organizations in Viet Nam is preferable

Interested candidates are invited to submit: An application letter, an updated curriculum vitae in English, and copy of qualifications
To: Ms. Vu Thi Tuoi, Floor 2, D Building, Maternal Child Health Department, 138 Giang Vo Street, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Phone: 0977533871
Please mark clearly on an envelope: Ref. "Position title"

Deadline: 25/10/2017