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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/GMG/FT243
Title: Finance Officer
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 6 June 2013
Application Deadline: 27 June 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/GMG General Management (HQ/GMG) /
HQ/FNM Department of Finance (HQ/FNM)
To provide support and be focal point to the Independent Expert Oversight Advisory Committee (IEOAC), and management of the Contract Review Committee (CRC), with the support of the Comptroller.
Description of duties:
A. Duties of Secretary, CRC:
(1) Record, analyse, summarize and assess incoming requests for CRC clearance and make recommendations for CRC decision,
(2) Prepare correspondence for Chair CRC with regard to pending submissions,
(3) Respond to queries/requests for advice from CRC members and staff in submitting programmes,
(4) Follow-up of pending cases; correspondence with programmes on CRC requests for clarifications,
(5) Maintain and administer the CRC electronic database and the physical CRC Master File and prepare regular reports and statistics regarding the CRC caseload and CRC observations on incorrect submissions,
(6) Liaise with the regional CRCs; the Global Service Centre (GSC); Contracting and Procurement Services (CPS); Office of the Legal Counsel (LEG) and other services involved in WHO procurement and contractual services and act as catalyst for change in adopting and harmonizing best practices across the Organization; draft CRC-related procedural documentation for the e-Manual, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), INs etc.,
(7) Assume the focal point role for CRC matters vis- -vis internal and external auditor and the IEOAC, and
(8) In conjunction with the WHO Procurement unit, provide guidance on CRC procedures.
B. Duties of Secretary, IEOAC:
(1) Act as liaison officer between the WHO Secretariat and the IEOAC, ensuring smooth administration of meetings,
(2) Prepare the agenda and related documentation for the regular meetings of the IEOAC (currently three meetings p.a. of three days duration each),
(3) Correspond with the IEOAC; interested WHO Member States; and WHO programmes interacting with it to facilitate the information exchange and respond to IEOAC special requests for WHO data/documentation or Member State requests for information regarding IEOAC matters,
(3) Brief and advise WHO's senior management on matters regarding its collaboration with the IEOAC,
(4) Draft the official reports on IEOAC meetings for review and clearance by the Committee, and
(5) Draft IEOAC-related documents for WHO's governing bodies.
Essential: Advanced university degree, and/or professional accounting qualification such as CA, CPA, ACCA or other equivalent qualification.
Desirable: MBA or equivalent. Knowledge of procurement procedures.
Demonstrates managerial, supervisory and leadership skills. Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of international accounting and financial management. Integrity, tact, discretion and ability to recommend and interpret administrative and financial policies and systems and establish and maintain effective working relationships within a team with multi-cultural backgrounds in a multi-disciplinary management service environment. Promoting excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively maintain a global network of finance professionals. Proven writing and oral communications skills. Excellent IT literacy in excel, word and use of integrated accounting systems etc., is expected. Knowledge of WHO's ERP system ('Global Management System') or other ERP systems.
WHO Competencies:
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way,
2. Producing results,
3. Setting an example,
4. Fostering integration and teamwork, and
5. Creating an empowering and motivating environment.
Essential: A minimum seven years of progressive financial managerial responsibility in large, complex, international organization, preferably with decentralized operations. A t least 5 years' experience at the national level or private sector. Proven written and communication skills. Integrity, tact and discretion in dealing with internal and external stakeholders. Supervisory, leadership ability, negotiation skills and a team player.
Desirable: Experience working with International Public Sector Accounting Standards, International Financial Reporting Standards or other international accounting standards. Experience from WHO's ERP system's ('GSM') finance and procurement modules.
Expert knowledge of English and Intermediate knowledge of French required.
Additional Information:
The following priority order will be observed in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-term and Temporary appointments), and 2. External candidates.

Other similar positions at the same grade level may be filled from this vacancy notice.

This vacancy is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$67,483 at single rate
US$72,467 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.

A written test may be used as a form of screening

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