The Local Fund Agent (LFA) is a crucial part of the Global Fund's system
of oversight and risk management. Its main role is to provide informed and
independent professional advice about the capacity of Principal Recipients (PR)
to manage the implementation of activities funded under grants (including PR
capacity to oversee implementation of activities by Sub-Recipients), to make
recommendations concerning periodic disbursement of grant funds, to review
grant performance when a grant is being considered for renewal, and to provide
the Global Fund Secretariat on an
ongoing basis with relevant information on issues or risks which might affect
The LFA is expected to have an up-to-date and comprehensive
understanding of the diseases (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria), how they are
prevented, transmitted and treated and their impact on the country. The LFA
assesses the PR’s institutional and health/programmatic capacities and
arrangements to ensure adequate health expertise (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and/or
malaria) in the implementation of the Global Fund grants. The LFA also
determines whether the PR has adequate infrastructure and information systems
to support grant implementation, including the monitoring of performance of
Sub-Recipients and outsourced entities in a timely and accountable manner.
Under the direct supervision of the UNOPS Ghana LFA Team Leader, the
Finance Professional will be based in Accra and be responsible for the
financial coordination of the Ghana LFA Team and for ensuring that all LFA work
is of high quality and completed within the timeframe set by the Global Fund.
Master’s degree in accounting, finance or
related field and professional internationally recognized accounting
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related
field and professional internationally recognized accounting qualification,
with additional two years of work experience.
It is preferable to have an internationally recognised professional
finance or accounting qualification – e.g. Institute of Certified Management
Accountants (ICMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Management
Accountant (CMA), Chartered Accountant Certification, Chartered Financial
Analyst or Fédération des Experts-Comptables Européens etc.
7 years of relevant financial experience including 2 years of post-qualification experience in:
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.