2 UN Finance and Administration Officer Job Vacancies – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 

Job Title:    Finance and Administration
Officer (2 Job Vacancies)

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP)

Duty Station:
Uganda

Grade: NOA

 

About WFP:

United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting
hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger
in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes
to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and
children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets
food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict
and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to United help
communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million
people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the
global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships
necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions,
especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

 

Job Summary:  The Admin/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 to the
Area Office that enable effective management of our operational funds, and
ensure assistance to beneficiaries is undertaken in the most efficient and
effective way possible.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Maintain
awareness of 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.

·       
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
budgets, and carry out forecasting 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
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 minimise financial risks, improve the efficiency and effectiveness
of operations, and ensure services are aligned with business objectives.

·       
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.

·       
Other as
required.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Finance
and Administration Officer job vacancy must 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.

·       
Language:
International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate
knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French,
Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

·       
At least
eight years of relevant professional experience is required in the following:

·       
Experience
performing basic financial analyses at a national and/or field operational
level.

·       
Experience
managing financial transactions and has gained experience in administration.

·       
Demonstrate
a high level of proficiency in WFP administrative operating standards in
day-to-day work.

·       
Has
provided coaching or training to new staff members within area of expertise.

·       
Experience
in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.

·       
Has
provided input into policy discussions and decisions

·       
Excellent
influencing and communication skills, both written and verbal

·       
Good
training facilitation skills, hardworking, calm, mature, logical, culturally
sensitive, result oriented and interest in humanitarian development

·       
National
Professional
: Fluency (level C)
in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

 

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:
Analyzes budgets and forecasts to support the development of
recommendations for senior leadership on financial and business planning
matters in accordance with Value for Money principles.

·       
Resources
Management (People, time, assets, etc.):
Monitors trends in staffing and resource usage to anticipate and escalate
potential issues to programme leaders.

·       
Financial
Management & Accounting Principles:
Applies knowledge of financial and accounting principles and practices to
ensure compliance with WFP policies, applicable procedures and accounting
standards.

·       
Supply
Chain and Operations Knowledge:
Applies
working knowledge of WFP programme and supply chain principles to develop
and/or review project budget plans.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below

 

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