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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/14/HQ/TA79
Title: Finance Analyst
Grade: P2
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 3 July 2014
Application Deadline: 24 July 2014 Vacancy Filled
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 scale-up of access to treatment for HIV/AIDs, malaria and tuberculosis for people in developing countries by leveraging price reduction for quality drugs and diagnostics and accelerating the pace at which they are made available.
Description of duties:

* Track and analyse balance sheets with regards to validity and accuracy of account balances by
1- obtaining the details of the transactions and balances regularly,
2- reviewing the information, performing analyses and reconciliations as needed and
3- taking appropriate action as needed (accounting entries, advice, report).
* Review and process encumbrances and travel claims to ensure that they are handled properly by UNITAID staff.
* Monitor encumbrances regularly and ensure proper action is taken (payment, cancellation, other).
* Monitor that UNITAID staff settle travel claims in line with WHO Rules.
* Be responsible for award management and reconciliation in coordination with WHO IAM.
* Enter transactions accurately and in a timely manner.
* Ensure charges by WHO are made in a timely and accurate manner.
* Prepare accounting entries as required ensuring that they are processed accurately and in a timely manner.
* Provide support in the preparation of quarterly financial statements along with backup working papers and analysis.
* Assist in the preparation of financial statements that conform to WHO Rules and standards.
* Support the preparation of the external audit work and assist during the audit as needed.


* Monitor the UNITAID budget in the GSM is accurate and up to date.
* Assist in reporting on expenditures versus budget by
1- preparing regular budget status reports for various audiences (FAC, Management, Budget holders),
2- reviewing transactions and budget balances, performing budget analyses and reconciliations as needed and
3- taking appropriate action as needed such as preparing accounting adjustments or special reports or advising the Budget Holder.
* Work with the HR team closely to ensure good control of the UNITAID staff budget. This includes reconciling the GSM HR plan balances with the actual staff budget balances.


* Monitor receivables from donors.
* Coordinate the receipt of donor contributions with External Relations.
* Prepare regular cash flow projections.
* Help Finance Officer review reports on hedging from WHO TSY.
* Reviews interest apportionment calculated by WHO at year end to ensure reasonability.


* Prepare various reports and tables as needed for internal use especially in relation to projects.
* While some of those reports may be regular (eg to Management), many would result from adhoc requests.
* Organize the archiving of finance documents and ensure that the finance team complies with the system; ensure archives are up to date, complete and accurate.
* Represent UNITAID finance in the BFM meetings organized by WHO Finance and liaise with colleagues accordingly.
* Identify areas for improvement in processes, approaches and policies/guidelines directly related to the areas of responsibility, participate in the formulation of improvements and help implement the agreed recommendations.
* Complete Value for Money (VFM) studies especially as they relate to procurement and travel.
* Take on any other task related to the overall work of the finance department in agreement with the supervisor.
First university degree in business, commerce or accounting.
*For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.

Professional certification in accounting.
- Ability to deliver within set quality standards and within set deadlines.
- Good planning skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities, keeping track of assignments.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Demonstrated attention to detail.
- 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.
- Demonstrated capacity to question one's work, seek continual improvement in the services, systems or one's knowledge.
- Knowledge and experience with the GSM.

WHO Competencies
1.Producing results
2. Fostering integration and teamwork
3. Communicating in a credible and effective way.
At least three years in the international public or nonprofit sector in a finance or accounting role working with various internal clients and users.

Experience in financial analysis and external audit; experience with an ERP system, preferably Oracle based. Experience in dashboarding and visual presentation software, i.e. Tableau.
Expert knowledge of English is required. Intermediate knowledge of French would be an asset.
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 46'819 at single rate
USD 49'916 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 105.5 % 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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