United Nations Finance Officer Jobs – World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:        Finance Officer
Organization: World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: International
Finance and Administrative Officer
Position Grade: NOA
Reference Number: 16-0022026
About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline
agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian
agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas namely:
Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and
Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of
the Country.
Job Summary: The Finance
Officer will support the stewardship of WFP’s resources, monitoring budgets,
forecasting, reporting on key data and providing basic administrative and human
resource functions that enable effective management of funds, and ensure
assistance to beneficiaries is undertaken in the most efficient and effective
way possible.
Key Duties and
Maintain awareness of corporate finance and
resource management strategies and major ongoing programmatic initiatives, participating
where appropriate using finance and resource management expertise.
Regularly report on key data for financial
status and outcomes of projects in accordance with corporate governance
requirements, ensuring accuracy, deadlines, and accounting processes are
complied with.
Actively contribute towards the development of
country specific plans and processes, aligned with Regional and wider WFP
strategy, policies and processes to meet the food assistance needs of
beneficiaries within the Country.
Monitor budgets, and carry out forecasting for
new and ongoing projects according to established corporate procedures and
Carry out bank reconciliations, disbursements,
clearance of receivables, overall cash management and monthly financial closures
on a regular basis in accordance with corporate requirements.
Where necessary, deliver core administrative
services, working with contractors and following standard processes to provide
cost-effective, quality and timely services to WFP staff.
Where necessary, carry out basic human resource
functions related to staff benefits, recruitment of local staff, and training.
Collate data and contribute to preparation of
accurate and timely reporting, providing management with financial, staffing
and resource usage information to enable them to make informed decisions.
Track and collate data to support others to
improve policies, systems and procedures in order to minimize financial risks,
improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and ensure services are
aligned with business objectives.
Actively contribute to the delivery of financial
controls and insight into WFP performance, supporting periodic risk and
internal control assessments to identify areas which may present potential
audit, compliance or financial risks.
Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as
a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
Represent unit/CO at internal meetings, external
meetings and events with other UN agencies, banks and other financial
institutions, or other partners and entities as required.
Follow standard emergency preparedness practices
to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources
to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
Perform any other duties as required by the
International Finance and Administrative Officer.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the United Nations UN World
Food Programme (WFP) Finance Officer career opportunity should hold an advanced
University degree in Finance, Business Administration and Accounting or related
field obtained from a recognized institution Or first University degree in
Finance, Business Administration and Accounting with additional years of
related work experience;
A minimum of six (6) years of relevant working
experience in Finance gained from a reputable organizations;
Membership to the Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Writing and organizational skills that lead to
timely documentation and submission of reports;
Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office
Excellent command of English is vital.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme
to submit their applications online, Click Here
Step 1: Register and create your online CV
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position
requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
NB: You must complete
Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
Deadline: 1st
September 2016
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