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

 Finance Assistant
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme
Duty Station:  Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Field Office
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 take
responsibility for completion of a range of finance/budget related processes
and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices.
The incumbent will mainly support effective delivery of finance, budget and
administration support services in order to facilitate transparent and
efficient utilization of financial resources.
Key Duties and
and consolidate Field Office quarterly budgets in line with Financial procedures
and WFP New Financial Framework;
procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and
budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and
regulations, review and verify satellite office and other operational advances;
Cash and Sub Imprest Accounts Management: Monitor and manage the sub imprest
bank and petty cash accounts regularly, to ensure that adequate funds are available
and appropriately disbursed;
vendor claims, staff advances and other payables and observe appropriate
procurement procedures to ensure that suppliers are paid in a timely manner and
in conformance with the WFP Finance Rules and Regulations;
Allocation: Monitor and record all expenses in line with the approved budget to
ensure that correct expenditure costs are charged and payments to external
suppliers and other supplier invoices are processed in a timely manner;
sub office finances and accounts;
monthly field office accounts reconciliation reports for submission to head
office in a timely manner;
all copies of Field office account documents on files in a professional manner;
any other official duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Finance
Assistant job placement should hold a first degree obtained from a recognized
education institution in Finance, Business Administration/Accounting, Commerce,
or any other related field;
minimum of four (4) years of relevant working experience in any of the
following areas: Finance, Accounting, Finance Policies, Rules and Regulations;
gained from reputable organisations;
in assessing financial health and stability of C&V projects and other
programming initiatives to verify compliance with in-country local laws;
working with auditors and other third party vendors;
in both oral and written English.
experience collecting and monitoring financial data on projects and programmes,
assessing financial health and status, and reporting findings to senior

Internal Controls & Compliance: Demonstrates basic knowledge of internal
controls, risk management, and monitoring mechanisms and their applicability to
WFP’s critical activities.
Performance Budgeting, Analysis &
participation in business planning efforts by developing basic project-level
budgets and forecasts, incorporating information from various sources as
appropriate to monitor KPIs.
Resource Management: Demonstrates ability to track and compile
reports on HQ and Field staffing and resource usage on a project-level basis.
Financial Mgmt. & 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: Demonstrates basic understanding of WFP
programme, implementation, and supply chain principles (including project
modalities & structures).
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: 28th April
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