UN Jobs – Finance and Administration Officer – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:    Finance and Administration

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:

Reports to: Head of Area Office


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 Finance
and Administration Officer will perform, apply and implement appropriate
administration and finance processes, procedures and policies that support the
efficient and effective delivery of AO programmes and operations. The incumbent
will support the stewardship of WFP’s resources, monitoring budgets,
forecasting, reporting on key data and providing basic administrative and human
resource functions that enable effective management of funds, and ensure
assistance to beneficiaries is undertaken in the most efficient and effective
way possible.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

awareness of corporate finance and resource management strategies and major
ongoing programmatic initiatives, participating where appropriate using finance
and resource management expertise.

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.

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.

budgets, and carry out forecasting for new and ongoing projects according to
established corporate procedures and requirements.

bank reconciliations, disbursements, clearance of receivables, overall cash
management and monthly financial closures on a regular basis in accordance with
corporate requirements.

necessary, deliver core administrative services, working with contractors and
following standard processes to provide cost-effective, quality and timely
services to WFP staff.

necessary, undertake basic human resource functions related to staff benefits,
recruitment of local staff, and training.

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.

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.

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.

and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting
them with more complex analysis and queries.

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.

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

Other as


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Finance and
Administration Officer job vacancy must have membership in an international
recognized professional accountancy body such as Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accounts (ICPA) or

experience in digital payment solutions in relation to agricultural development

experience with mobile financial services, such as Agent Banking and/or Mobile
Money is required.

knowledge of category management, procurement, marketing, supply chain,
negotiation and sales principles.

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

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

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

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

in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.

provided input into policy discussions and decisions

influencing and communication skills, both written and verbal

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

Languages: Fluency in both oral and written
communication in English and Northern Uganda Local languages/dialects is a plus



Controls & Compliance:
understanding of risk management approaches and internal controls to monitor
projects and programmes to confirm regulatory compliance and ensure data

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.

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

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

Chain and Operations Knowledge:
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




Deadline: 29th March 2021


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