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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/HQ/TA6
Title: Finance Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 18 January 2013
Application Deadline: 8 February 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ Headquarters (HQ) /
HQ/HTM HIV/AIDS, TB and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HQ/HTM)
UT/UTD UNITAID International drug purchase facility
UNITAID's mission is to contribute to the scale-up of access to treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis for people in developing countries by leveraging quality drugs and diagnostics price reduction and accelerating the pace at which they are made available.
Description of duties:
1. To provide assistance, advice and guidance to portfolio managers/technical officers on financial
and audit matters for a given set of 8-10 UNITAID projects representing approximately 100 million
dollars a year throughout their life cycle for a set of given projects/grants. The incumbent will :
* provide assessments of the relevant sections of the proposals submitted by proponents;
* support the portfolio managers in guiding proponents so that they can develop an acceptable grant budget;
* once a proposal is approved for funding, assess the fiduciary capacity of the grant recipient and support the development and approval of the final budgets;
* advise the portfolio manager accordingly during the negotiation and conclusion of the grant agreement;
* assist the portfolio manager by reviewing the financial reports and cash disbursement requests received from the grant recipient and ensuring reviews and audits take place as scheduled and are followed up;
* assist the portfolio manager on the financial aspects of modifications to grant agreements;
* ensure all financial matters are handled appropriately at the end of the project.
2. To support financial management of grants in more general ways. The incumbent will:
* assess the financial performance of each grant/project on a regular basis;
* prepare reports and documents related to grant and funding levels for projects that are needed by Senior Management or the Governing Bodies;
* help the finance team improve its processes related to grant management.
3. To take on any other task related to the overall work of the finance department in agreement with the supervisor.
University degree in business, commerce or accounting plus a professional certification in
accounting, financial planning or internal audit (ACCA, CPA, CIA).
*For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.
- Ability to deliver within set quality standards and within set deadlines
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to present financial information effectively
- Initiative and ability to work independently
- High level of integrity and commitment to professional responsibilities
- Proven trust, worthiness and willingness to work as a team player, take direction and share information with fellow staff members
- Good planning and organizational skills
- Demonstrated constant attention to detail
- Demonstrated capacity to question one's work, seek continual improvement in the services, systems or one's knowledge
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with internal or external clients
- Demonstrated ability to improve current processes or tools
- Excellent working knowledge of MS Office in particular Excel.
WHO Competencies
*1. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
*2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
*3. Ensuring the effective use of resources
4. Promoting innovation and organizational learning
5. Producing results.
At least five years of relevant experience in the international public or nonprofit sector out of which at least two years experience in dealing with management of projects and grants to partner organizations. Experience in working in the context of partnerships with other organizations.
Experience in external or internal auditing or assessment of internal control of financial systems.
Excellent knowledge of English required.
Additional Information:
A written test may be used for screening purposes. Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice. This vacancy is published in English only.
As a WHO staff member assigned solely and exclusively to support UNITAID, selected staff will have no right of reassignment or transfer outside UNITAID either during or at the end of his/her appointment, including pursuant to WHO Staff Rule 1050. (This does not apply to WHO fixed-term staff members reassigned from a non-Partnership position).
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56'018 at single rate
USD 60'013 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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