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

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Grade: NOB
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 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
  • 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 job placement 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
  • At least six years of progressively responsible experience in
    finance, accounting, auditing or related area;
  • Has experience reviewing and analyzing financial statements.
  • Has experience implementing accounting and internal control
  • Computer skills with word processing, spreadsheets are required;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and
    diverse teams is desirable;
  • Proven professional commitment to professionalism, punctuality,
    accuracy, confidentiality, integrity and flexibility, and proven
    experience in introducing new and more effective ways of working.
  • Has experience reviewing and analyzing financial statements.
  • Has experience implementing accounting and internal control
  • Languages: Fluency
    in English (both oral and written) is required, as well as the duty
    station’s language.

  • 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
  • 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.
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality 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: 12th September 2019
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