Finance Senior Assistant



Finance Senior Assistant

Job categories: Project Management
Vacancy code: VA/2020/B5418/20502
Department/office: LCR, LCPC, Saint Lucia
Duty station: Philipsburg, Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Contract type: Local ICA Support
Contract level: LICA-5
DurationOpen-ended subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period: 06-Oct-2020 to 20-Oct-2020
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office (LCR)Based in the United Nations regional headquarters in Panama City, the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office supports UNOPS operations and project centres across the region, providing financial oversight of projects, procuring goods and services and managing human resources. The office helps ensure that projects are executed to the highest standards, providing a shared knowledge base and ensuring that best practices and lessons learned are disseminated among projects.

Dutch and English Caribbean (LCPC)

UNOPS Latin American and Caribbean Region (LCR) established a Project Centre for the Dutch and English Caribbean in St. Lucia (LCPC) in 2016.  From that Centre UNOPS has implemented a number of infrastructure, technical advisory and procurement projects in the sub-region. This project is part of the portfolio of projects being implemented by the LCPC in the sub-region.


Purpose and Scope of Assignment 

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Urgently design and establish resilient and effective transitional facilities which meet human rights requirements for prisoners and detainees in Sint Maarten
  • Contribute to strengthening national infrastructure capacity in the  correctional sector enabling adequate, safe and humane detention,which facilitates reintegration of offenders back into society
  • Contribute to improved capacity for correctional facilities operation and management  in line with local and international standards

The key deliverables are:

  • Transitional detention facilities for urgent accommodation of all prisoners and detainees
  • Long-term detention infrastructure for humane and resilient accommodation of all prisoners and detainees
  • Improved capacity for correctional facilities operation and management based on a sound understanding of the criminal justice sector
Functional Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Sr. Project Manager , the Finance Senior Ass…
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc…
Secondary diploma education is required.   A university degree (pr…
Minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience within the areas of finance, a…
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential  Knowledge of Dutch/…
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement  Contract level: LICA 5 App…
Additional Considerations
Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time. 18:00 hours …
Background Information – UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp…
Additional information

Finance Senior Assistant_ICS5_SupportServ.pdf (237 KB) 

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