Nov 08, 2018

Finance and Administration Officer Consultant

  • United Nations World Food Programme - WFP Ethiopia
  • Jijiga, Ethiopia
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Job Description


The Finance Officer will be based in the Jijiga Area Office in the Somali Region which works directly with 4 sub-offices in the region. The incumbent will support the stewardship of WFP’s resources, monitoring budgets, forecasting, reporting on key data. S/he will also oversee administrative functions in the Area Office and in the 4 sub-offices


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

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

6. Deliver core administrative services including management of assets (light vehicles, fuel, guesthouses etc.) and providing oversight for these functions in the sub-offices.

7. Work with contractors and following standard processes to provide cost-effective, quality and timely services to WFP and staff.

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

9. 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.

10. Track 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.

11. 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.

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

13. 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.

14. Follow standard emergency



Education:  Advanced University degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or related fields, or First University degree in the same subject(s) with additional years of related work experience plus membership in an international recognized professional accountancy body such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accounts (ICPA) or equivalent

Language:  International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.



• Has experience reviewing and analyzing financial statements.

• Has experience implementing accounting and internal control processes



Duration of assignment is 6 months.




Apply by 23rd November 2018


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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