United Nations UN WFP Finance Officer Jobs – World Food Programme

Job Title:        Finance Officer
Organization: World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: International
Finance and Administrative Officer
Position Grade: NOB
Reference Number: 16-0022025
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 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:
  • The jobholder will support corporate
    finance and resource management strategies and major ongoing programmatic
    initiatives, participating where appropriate using finance and resource
    management expertise.
  • Actively 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.
  • Keenly analyze 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.
  • Regularly monitor and analyze budgets for
    new and ongoing projects according to established corporate procedures and
  • Carry out bank reconciliations,
    disbursements, clearance of receivables, overall cash management and
    monthly financial closures on a regular basis in accordance with corporate
  • Where necessary, deliver core
    administrative services, working with contractors and following standard
    processes to provide cost-effective, quality and timely services to WFP
  • Where necessary, undertake basic human
    resource functions related to staff benefits, recruitment of local staff,
    and training.
  • Collate and analyze 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.
  • Keenly track and analyze data to identify
    opportunities for improvements to policies, systems and procedures in
    order to minimize financial risks, improve the efficiency and
    effectiveness of operations, and ensure services are aligned with business
  • 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.
  • Perform any other duties as required by
    the International Finance and Administrative Officer.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants for the United Nations UN
    World Food Programme (WFP) Finance Officer career opportunity should hold
    an Advanced University degree in Finance, Business Administration and
    Accounting or related field obtained from a recognized institution Or
    first University degree in Finance, Business Administration and Accounting
    with additional years of related work experience;
  • A minimum of six years of relevant working
    experience in Finance gained from a reputable organizations;
  • Membership to the Association of Chartered
    Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Good writing and organizational skills
    that lead to timely documentation and submission of reports;
  • Excellent command of spoken and written
  • Computer literacy i.e. knowledge and
    skills in using MS Office applications;
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food
Programme to submit their applications online, Click Here
Step 1: Register and create your online CV
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position
requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
NB: You must complete Step
1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
Deadline: 1st September
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