WFP Finance Officer (NOA) Job in Kampala Uganda

UN World Food Programme (WFP)
Reference Number 16-0022026

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:

  • Maintain
    awareness of corporate finance and resource management strategies and
    major ongoing programmatic initiatives, participating where appropriate
    using finance and resource management expertise.
  • Contribute
    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.
  • Report
    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.
  • Monitor
    budgets, and carry out forecasting for new and ongoing projects
    according to established corporate procedures and requirements.
  • Perform
    bank reconciliations, disbursements, clearance of receivables, overall
    cash management and monthly financial closures on a regular basis in
    accordance with corporate requirements.
  • Where
    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.
  • Collate
    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.
  • Track
    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
    business objectives.
  • Contribute
    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.
  • Guide
    and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and
    supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Represent
    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.
  • Follow
    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.
Qualifications & Experience Required:
  • Advanced
    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.
Application Procedures:
Go to:
Step 1: Register and create your online CV.
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
NOTE: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

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 
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