Fresher UN Finance Assistant Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:    Finance Assistant
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Grade:  SC5
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 Assistant will deliver a wide
range of business support processes and activities for a specific professional
area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Check the provision of a range of services, including facilities and
    light vehicle management, travel, protocol related, etc., maintaining
    information, to contribute to the provision of a safe and comfortable
    working environment.
  • Collate and process information including dissemination to support
    the production of standard documents and reports for the unit, to enable
    decision-making and the effective management of resources.
  • Manage and maintain paper and electronic records within the area of
    responsibility in accordance with established procedures, to ensure swift
    and easy data access as required.
  • Undertake research and perform basic analyses of data, to contribute
    to the provision of accurate information and effective management of
  • Be a first point of contact for internal queries, to facilitate the
    provision of efficient and effective resolution of daily issues.
  • Provide inputs to routine methods and practices in own area of work,
    to support the continuous improvement of services provided.
  • Assist 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.
  • Monitor monthly expenditure forecasts and provide expenditure
    reports in order to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • 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.
  • Assist in compiling information from various sources 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.
  • Perform administrative duties related to the monitoring and
    recording of fixed assets, spend on fuel and spare parts for vehicles and
    generators, to ensure that the databases are accurately updated.
  • 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.
  • Monitor and record all expenses in line with the approved budget 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.
  • Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other support staff, to
    ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Finance Assistant job placement should hold a bachelor’s degree in business/public administration, secretarial studies, finance or the
    related field and functional area is desirable.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience and has demonstrated an ability
    to perform all routine administrative activities in line with WFPs
    operating standards through day to day work and; has experience collecting
    and monitoring financial data on projects and programmes, assessing
    financial health and status, and reporting findings to senior leaders.
  • Language: Fluency
    in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply
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: 16th June 2019
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