2 UN Jobs – Finance Assistant – United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Title:    Finance Assistant (2 UN Jobs)

Organization:  United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Finance Officer

Grade: G5


About US:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.  WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.


Job Summary:  Within the Country Management Support Unit, to provide direct support to the Country Management Support Unit (CSU) in related administrative finance support and services transactions in GSM to both managers and staff members to perform Global Management System (GSM) transactions in accordance with WHO rules, regulations and policies.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the general supervision of the Finance Officer and general guidance of the Operations Officer, the Finance Assistant performs the following functions.

Support financial management through:

  • Maintenance of financial records and financial transactions and ensure cash book records are up-to-date and fully balanced
  • Processing of VAT and other receivable due to the Organization to ensure that are promptly recovered.
  • Payment processing.
  • Processing of suppliers’ invoices and monitoring all requests for payments, ensuring that all supporting documents (invoices, contract, act of acceptance, etc.) are attached and properly signed, stamped and are in accordance with the delegation of authority, before making any payments.
  • Liaison with payment processing centre for all payments that are due to suppliers.
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts, respond to enquiries, provide advice and guidance to clients in the Country Office.
  • Verification of financial transactions and returns e.g., Direct Financial Corporation (DFC), Direct Implementation (DI), Travel Claims to the WHO country office for accuracy and compliance with the financial rules and regulations, manual and standard operating procedures of organization.
  • Management of correspondences and responses to queries on office accounts and financial transactions as required.
  • Generation of scheduled and ad hoc Global Management System (GSM) reports and special reports as required to facilitate financial implementation analysis.
  • Advice and assistance to staff on various financial processes, controls and operations in the GSM environment.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) Finance Assistant job should have completed secondary education or equivalent technical training or commercial education with specialization in accounting, budgeting or finance.
  • Diploma or higher education in accounting or finance will be an advantage
  • A minimum of five years of experience in Finance, Budgeting and/or accounting activities.
  • Languages: English expert level required Knowledge of another WHO official language an asset.



  • Experience in other areas such as Administration, Program Management, Procurement would be an asset.
  • Experience in UN in an administrative position with sound knowledge of rules, regulation, procedures and practices as related to the work.



  • Communicating in a credible and effective way
  • Producing results
  • Fosters integration and teamwork
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Functional Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement inputs from several sources; to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to conceptualize and carry out tasks with little supervision; to provide financial analytical reports, using appropriate software; to interpret financial rules and regulations; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds


How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to apply online through the World Health Organization career portal at the link below.


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Deadline: 12th April 2023


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