EBOLA RECOVERY - BUDGET AND FINANCE OFFICER (AFRO/15/TA291)

26 August 2016
 
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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/15/TA291
 
Title: EBOLA RECOVERY - BUDGET AND FINANCE OFFICER
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Temporary appointment
 
Duration of contract:  3 months, 6 months or 12 months (with possibility of extension subject to operational needs)
 
Date: 2 December 2015
 
Application Deadline: 16 December 2015 Vacancy Notice Closed (automatic)
 
Duty Station:  Multiple duty stations, various
 
Organization unit: AF Africa (AF)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
To carry out in an efficient and timely manner, all budget and finance activities for the WHO Country Office (WCO) and to provide advice on finance matters to senior management, staff members and consultants at the country level. The Budget and Finance sub-unit is responsible for the overall coordination of budget preparation, execution, monitoring, reporting and control of all programme budget, including extra-budgetary funds for the Country Office.

Organizational Context :
Under the supervision of the Head of WHO Country Office and the overall guidance of the Operations Officer, the Budget and Finance Officer's (BFO) role is to implement operations based on accounting standards, ensuring the compliance of all aspects of financial management, and control of financial reporting. The Budget and Finance Officer, reviews financial data, participates in evaluating financial risk assessment, provides inputs on financial issues, and prepares financial reports. The BFO ensures adherence to the International Public Sector Accounting Standards' (IPSAS), applicable regulations, and financial policies and procedures. Liaise closely with counterparts in other UN agencies and Donors on the allocation of financial resources.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Position:

To implement Budget and Finance operations and administration services in the WHO Country Office (WCO), including budget preparation, monitoring, reporting and control of all programme and extra-budgetary funds. Verify financial disbursements, follow up on the liquidation of outstanding funds and oversee imprest management.

The Budget and Finance Officer will perform the following duties:

- Verifies and provides budgetary clearance to project proposals, correspondence and requests, ensures compliance with relevant financial regulations, policies and procedures; detect financial gaps, and recommends remedial or alternative action as appropriate.
- Manages WCO's Awards and accounts, prepares necessary forms for the awards' cycle and implements all budgetary and financial actions in the Global Management System (GSM), this includes workplan funding requests, submission of award budgets, reprogramming of awards and preparation of expenditure batches, while ensuring speedy response to technical units' requests.
- Participates in periodic Programme Budget Monitoring and evaluation exercise through periodic review of implementation rates, consolidates financial data, analyzes and prepares periodic/adhoc budgetary and financial statements and returns, provides briefings to enable strategic decision making by senior management
- Develops, updates and maintains an accurate tracking system of all financial activities pertaining to the WHO Country Office.
- Ensures accurate recording of financial transactions, preparation of expenditure reports, timely annual closure of accounts and that charges are correctly allocated.
- Oversees calculation and payment of salaries, allowances and other payments to staff, non- staff, contractors and vendors, Analyzes expenditures against approved allocations, reconciles cash books with bank statement.
- Briefs/debriefs staff members and non-staff, including WCO management, on relevant financial and budgetary rules and procedures.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essentials: University degree in Accounting, Financial Management, Business or Public Administration or Economics with specialization in budgeting/accounting.

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the
degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from
an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International
Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be
accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be
reviewed individually.

Desirable: An advanced university degree (Master's level or above) in business administration, finance, accounting, public administration, or related field. Professional qualification or licensure in Accounting/Accountancy.

Skills:
Thorough knowledge of accounting and budgetary principles and their application. Excellent understanding of accounting practices and procedures, including the application of IPSAS in the country office setting. Advanced knowledge of relevant financial computer applications preferably Oracle Enterprise resource planning (ERP) or similar packages. Strong analytical, communication and problem solving skills.
Knowledge of WHO rules, regulations, policies and practices would be an asset.

WHO Competencies:WHO global competencies model at: http://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf
1) Communicating in a credible and effective way
2) Producing results
3) Fostering integration and teamwork
4) Ensuring the effective use of resources
5) Moving forward in a changing environment

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Work requires the use of word processing or other software packages, and standard office
equipment. Formal or self-training in the use of standard office software. Training in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset. Work requires the use of: word processing facilities to create, edit, format and print correspondence and documents; spreadsheet and visual presentation software; e-mail and scheduling software to improve communications both internally and externally; Oracle/Global Management System (GSM) for administrative matters.
Experience:
Essential: Minimum of two (2) years professional experience in finance, budget/accounting. Demonstrated experience in accounting and consolidation of financial data using ERP systems or similar packages.

Desirable: Experience in WHO, other UN agencies or an international organization.
Languages:
Very good knowledge of French and/or English and working knowledge of the other language.
Additional Information:
THIS VACANCY IS GENERIC AND OUTLINES THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.
ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS WHO ARE CONSIDERED FOR DEPLOYMENT AGAINST A SPECIFIC POSITION WILL BE
CONTACTED. AS REFERENCE CHECKS WILL BE MADE THROUGH YOUR CURRENT AND PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS AT
THE POINT OF SHORTLISTING, PLEASE ENSURE THAT THEY ARE INFORMED OF THE URGENCY TO PROVIDE RAPID
FEEDBACK. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU INDICATE THEIR E-MAIL ADDRESS WHEN COMPLETING YOUR PERSONAL
HISTORY FORM.
PRIOR TO DEPLOYMENT CANDIDATES MUST:
- HOLD A VALID YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CERTIFICATE
- COMPLETE THE ONLINE UNDSS BASIC II SECURITY IN THE FIELD TRAINING WHICH IS ACCESSIBLE THROUGH
https://training.dss.un.org/courses/v21/pages/dss_login_register.php
- PROVIDE ALL COPIES OF DEGREES/DIPLOMAS INDICATED IN THEIR PERSONAL HISTORY FORM.
WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living
in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel,
education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO:
http://www.who.int (To learn more about WHO's operations )
http://icsc.un.org Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date
Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty
station of the Organization throughout the world.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
47292 USD at single rate
50420 USD with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: Subject to the duty station % 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

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
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.

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

Vacancy Notice Closed (automatic)

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