Finance Officer NOA, Kampala Uganda
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.
WFP focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian
Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture &
Market Support (AMS).
has operations in various parts of the Country. WFP cherishes and takes
pride in its human capital; therefore we seek to recruit a competent
person for the position mentioned.
Purpose: Under the
direct supervision of the International Finance and Administrative
Officer, the 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 that enable
effective management of funds, and ensure assistance to beneficiaries is
undertaken in the most efficient and effective way possible and will be
required to undertake the following tasks:-
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.
- Where 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 minimize financial risks, improve the efficiency
and effectiveness of operations, and ensure services are aligned with
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 crisis.
- Perform other duties as required.
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;
- At least six (6) 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 (ICPA);
- Writing and organizational skills that lead to timely documentation and submission of reports;
- Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications;
- Excellent command of English is vital.
Step 1: Register and create your online CV.
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
Deadline for applications: Thursday 1st September 2016
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status
WFP does not charge any fees from applicants at any stage in the recruitment process