United Nations WFP Business Support Assistant (Finance) Jobs – World Food Programme

Job Title:         Business Support Assistant (Finance)   
Organization: World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Finance Officer
Position Grade: G4
Reference Number: 16-0022533
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 Business
Support Assistant (Finance) will support the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to
ensure effective delivery of finance, budget and administration support
services in order to facilitate transparent and efficient utilization of
financial resources.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Offer support in providing the procedural and
technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure
compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations;
·        
The Business Support Assistant (Finance) will
also monitor monthly expenditure forecasts and provide expenditure reports in
order to facilitate informed decision-making;
·        
Regularly monitor the sub-imprest bank and petty
cash accounts regularly, to ensure that adequate funds are available and
appropriately disbursed;
·        
Verify vendor claims, advances and other
receivables and observe appropriate procurement procedures, to ensure that
suppliers are paid in a timely manner and in conformance with WFP finance rules
and regulations;
·        
Offer support in compiling information from
various sources in order to prepare reports relating to budgets, accounting,
finance and statistics;
·        
Retrieve, format and validate information
obtained from various financial information systems and bring any discrepancy
or inaccuracy to the attention of the supervisor and follow up corrective
actions;
·        
Maintain the web-based register for all invoices
and payment transfers and record paperwork, to ensure that all documents are
maintained and filed in compliance with WFP standards and guidelines;
·        
Regularly monitor and record all expenses in
line with the approved budget in order to ensure that correct expenditure costs
are charged and payments to external suppliers, cash grants and other supplier
invoices are processed in a timely manner;
·        
Offer guidance and on-the-job training to other
support staff, to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the
required standards;
·        
Perform any other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicants for the United Nations UN World
Food Programme (WFP) Business Support Assistant (Finance) job placement should
hold a University degree in Business
Studies, Finance, Accounting or Commerce or any other related field or a
diploma supplemented with additional years of relevant experience obtained from
a recognised institution;
·        
At
least four years relevant work experience in the field of finance,
accounting, audit, or other related field, gained from a reputable
organisation;
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of modern Accounting methods and knowledge of
standard finance software packages and systems;
·        
Previous
experience collecting and monitoring financial data on projects and programmes;
·        
Assessing
financial health and status, and reporting findings to senior leaders;
·        
Computer
literacy i.e. Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications;
·        
Excellent
command of English is vital.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 7th November 2016
For more of the latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *