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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/14/PEC/TA39
Title: Finance Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 23 April 2014
Application Deadline: 14 May 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/PEC Polio, Emergencies and Country Collaboration (HQ/PEC) /
HQ/ENB Enabling functions in support of PEC cluster (HQ/ENB)
HQ/PCM Programme Operations and Cluster Management
The overall objectives of the Polio Eradication Initiative are to lead the global eradication effort of national governments and the Polio Eradication Partnership to interrupt the transmission of poliovirus worldwide, certify eradication and, eventually, stop the use of oral poliovirus vaccine and mainstream the polio eradication infrastructure.
Description of duties:
Provide guidance on donor award management and maintain strong financial tracking.
Produce periodic and ad hoc financial and award management reports.
Support the financial management of awards and ensure the correct linkage between the central financial organizations and the programme.
Ensure that regional, country and departmental funding is done on a timely basis and that queries are responded to on a prompt basis.
Facilitate budgeting and allocations as well as budget and awards closure.
Anticipate and resolve problems and provide sound budget and finance advice to the Programme Operations and Cluster Management (PCM) finance team.
Ensure departmental compliance with all organizational requirements for budget, finance and work planning.
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
University degree in accounting, financial management, business administration or other relevant area.*

Masters degree in Business Administration.
Professional accounting certification such as CPA or CA.

* (For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220)
Skills and experience in financial analysis and accounting management.
Mature judgment and ability to detect shortcomings and anomalies and recommend remedies in line with WHO rules and regulations.
Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of accounting and financial management.
Very good knowledge and skills in the use of modern integrated accounting systems.
Sound reasoning, integrity, tact, and discretion in dealing with others.
Good communication (written and oral) skills.
A team player.
Knowledge of accounting and financial regulations which govern management within the United Nations, including changes due to IPSAS implementation.
Computer literacy.
Familiarity with Oracle-based ERP systems, office software applications and other financial tools.

WHO Competencies:
1. Ensuring the effective use of resources
2. Producing results
3. Fostering integration and teamwork
4. Communicating in a credible and effective way
5. Moving forward in a changing environment.
At least 5 years' relevant experience in accounting or financial management, preferably within a large corporation, national, multinational or international organization.
Demonstrated experience in finance and accounting management, with the ability to analyze financial data and recommend appropriate actions and to prepare reporting documents.

Substantial experience with WHO financial systems or other integrated financial and management systems.
At least 3 years' experience within WHO and/or another UN organization.
Expert knowledge of English.

Intermediate knowledge of French.
Intermediate knowledge of another UN official language.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice. This vacancy is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56198 at single rate
USD 60205 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 and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Vacancy Filled

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