Finance Assistant G5 (158887) job at World Food Programme


World Food Programme

Finance Assistant G5 (158887) job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 11 March 2022

Hiring Organization: World Food Programme

Job Details:

Requisition ID 158887 - Posted 25/02/2022 - Fixed Term - Africa, Central & Eastern - Uganda - Moroto - Working Job Language (1) - FINANCE

NOTE: WFP DOES NOT SOLICIT FOR FEES OR ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FROM JOB APPLICANTS
WFP is looking for talented people who are committed to joining our efforts to eradicate hunger. It offers unlimited opportunities to grow your professionalism, talent and expertise. Start your journey to be a member of the world-wide effort to eradicate hunger. WFP has a policy of affirmative action for women.

ABOUT WFP
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Finance Assistant, G5 to be based in Moroto. The selected candidate will be employed on Fixed Terms.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda.
Karamoja sub-region where WFP has presence since 1964 is the poorest region in Uganda with over 80% population living under the poverty line. The region is prone to increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters, especially droughts, pests and diseases (humans, crops, and livestock) in part because of climate change.
WFP interventions in Karamoja involve working closely with the nine District Local Governments (DLGs) in joint design and programming, evidence gathering, knowledge sharing, strengthening sub-national capacities as well as well establishing partnerships with other development partners.
WFP focus in Karamoja is in the following areas: Nutrition activities to treat malnutrition and reduce stunting through nutrition specific and nutrition-sensitive programmes. Building resilience to shocks and climate change in anticipation of increased food insecurity and limited livelihood opportunities. Ensuring school children receive nutritious meals to meet their basic food and nutrition needs and including increasing enrolment and attendance. Working with the government and partners to reduce crop losses, improve household food security and increase a marketable surplus. Deploying targeted relief assistance to crises-affected populations or households as informed by food security and nutrition assessments. Strengthening government’s shock-responsive systems to improve food security and nutrition in Karamoja.
WFP programmes in Karamoja use food to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities that are food secure.
On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 1 million people in Karamoja sub region

JOB PURPOSE
To support effective delivery of finance, budget and administration support services in order to facilitate transparent and efficient utilisation of financial resources. The incumbent is expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of finance and budget related processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines or practices including recommending a course of action to staff at varous levels.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
• Assist in providing the procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations.
• Monitor monthly expenditure forecasts and provide expenditure reports in order to facilitate informed decision-making.
• Monitor the sub-imprest bank and petty cash accounts regularly, to ensure that adequate funds are available and appropriately disbursed.
• Verify vendor claims, advances and other receivables and observe appropriate procurement procedures, to 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.
• Retrieve, format and validate information obtained from various financial information systems and bring any discrepancy or inaccuracy to the attention of the supervisor and follow up corrective actions.
• Perform administrative duties related to the monitoring and recording of fixed assets, spend on fuel and spare parts for vehicles and generators, to ensure that the databases are accurately updated.

Key Accountabilities
• Maintain the web-based register for all invoices and payment transfers and record paperwork, to ensure that all documents are maintained and filed in compliance with WFP standards and guidelines.
• Monitor and record all expenses in line with the approved budget in order to ensure that correct expenditure costs are charged and payments to external suppliers, cash grants and other supplier invoices are processed in a timely manner.
• Support the bank reconciliation process at month end by making appropriate system entries/updates on receipt of bank statements.
• Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other staff, to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.
• Perform any other duties as may be required.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Purpose
• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
• Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.
People
• Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
• Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.
Performance
• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
• Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
• Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.
Partnership
• Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
• Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
• Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.


STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
University degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration obtained from a recognised institution. Postgraduate professional qualification such us CPA or ACCA will be an added advantage.

Experience:
At least five years professional experience in similar position gained in a UN Agency or from an equally reputable organisation. Demonstrated ability to collect and monitor financial data on projects and programmes, assessing financial health and status.

Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrate basic knowledge of internal controls, risk management, and monitoring mechanisms and their applicability to WFP’s critical activities. Ability to participate in business planning efforts by developing basic project-level budgets and forecasts, incorporating information from various sources appropriate to monitor key performance indicators. Ability to track and compile reports on resource usage on a project-level basis. Apply knowledge of financial and accounting principles and practices to ensure compliance with WFP policies, applicable procedures and accounting standards. Demonstrate basic understanding of programme implementation and supply chain principles including programme modalities and structures.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
Friday 11th March 2022

Application procedure

Use the link below to apply.
https://career5.successfactors.eu//career?career_ns=job_listing&company=C0000168410P

Date Posted: 2022-02-27

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