Entry Level UN Finance Officer (TDY) Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job
Title:             
 Finance Officer (TDY)
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Finance
Officer.
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: Saving lives
in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving
Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to
Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The Finance
Officer (TDY) will support the stewardship of WFP’s resources, monitoring
budgets, forecasting, analysing, reporting and providing core administrative
support to enable effective management of funds, and ensure assistance to
beneficiaries is undertaken in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
        
Support corporate finance and resource
management strategies and major ongoing programmatic initiatives, participating
where appropriate using finance and resource management expertise.
        
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.
        
Analyse and 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.
        
Monitor and analyse budgets for new and ongoing
projects according to established corporate procedures and requirements.
        
Perform 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, undertake basic human resource
functions related to staff benefits, recruitment of local staff, and training.
        
Collate and analyse data for the preparation of
accurate and timely reporting, in order to provide management with financial,
accounting and budgetary information to enable them to make informed decisions.
        
Track and analyse data to identify opportunities
for improvements to policies, systems and procedures in order to minimise
financial risks, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and
ensure services are aligned with business objectives.
        
Deliver financial controls and insight into WFP
performance, undertaking 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.
        
Other as required.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
        
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN
World Food Programme (WFP) Finance Officer (TDY) job opportunity should hold an
advanced University degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or
related fields, or First University degree in the same subject(s) with
additional years of related work experience plus membership in an international
recognized professional accountancy body such as Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accounts (ICPA) or
equivalent.
        
Previous experience in reviewing and analyzing
financial statements.
        
Prior experience in implementing accounting and
internal control processes.
        
Language: International Professional: Fluency
(level C) in English language.
        
National Professional: Fluency (level C) in
English language.
Personal Competencies:
        
Internal Controls & Compliance:
Utilizes understanding of risk management approaches and internal controls to
monitor projects and programmes to confirm regulatory compliance and ensure
data integrity.
        
Performance Budgeting, Reporting &
Analysis:
Manages budget, business planning, and forecasting
discussions on a programme-wide level, integrating financial resource
information from a portfolio of projects to analyze effectiveness and financial
viability.
Resources
Management (People, time, assets, etc.):
Monitors trends in staffing
and resource usage to anticipate and escalate potential issues to programme
leaders.
        
Financial Management and Accounting
Principles:
Monitors and advises senior leaders on the financial status
of projects and programmes, tracking outcomes to ensure transparent and
effective utilization of resources.
        
Supply Chain and Operations Knowledge:
Demonstrates thorough understanding of WFP programme and financial policies,
business processes and applies these in the implementation or support of WFP
programme interventions.
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: 12th March 2018
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