WFP Somalia Finance Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

UN World Food Programme – Somalia

Vacancy Announcement No. 009/2016 

(Position No. 16-0020853)
Post Title: Finance Assistant
Contract type: Service Contract 
Post Grade:  SC5
Duty Station: Nairobi
Duration: 1 year (initial)
Date of issue: 22 March 2016
Closing Date: 04 April  2016


Organizational Background: The World Food Programme activities include food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, relief and emergency school feeding, while also supporting humanitarian air and logistics services, food security coordination and infrastructure rehabilitation projects.

This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates only. 

Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Finance Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:-

  • Verify vendor claims, advances and other receivables and observe appropriate procurement procedures;
  • Ensure that suppliers are paid in a timely manner and in conformance with WFP finance rules and regulations;
  • Assist in compiling information from various sources in order to prepare reports relating to budgets, accounting, finance and statistics;
  • Prepare journal vouchers and update the journal voucher log;
  • Draft routine correspondence and reports related to the unit’s work as required;
  • Provide guidance and on-job training to other support staff;
  • Ensure that journal and payment vouchers are maintained and filed in compliance with WFP standard guidelines;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimal Qualifications:


  • Secondary school education. 
  • A Post-secondary certificate related to functional area is required.
  • At least four years of progressively responsible work experience in general administrative work, including at least two years in the field of finance, accounting, audit or other related field.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is a requirement.
  • Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems. 
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing the area of work.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
NOTE: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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