Finance Associate G6 - Damascus VA014-2021 1, Damascus, Syria
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Office: WFP, Syria
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
All applications should be received no later than Wednesday 6th of October 2021.
TYPE OF CONTRACT/DURATION
Eligibility: Syrian Nationals or Syrian/Palestinian Nationals or candidates who have a work permit and residency in Syria. Contract Type: Fixed-Term Duration: 12 months Duty Station: Damascus Number of required employees: One position
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwideto ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women andchildren, can access the nutritious food they need. In Syria, WFP provides food assistance to more than 4.6 million people each month. This includes families whorequire emergency assistance when affected by conflict and displacement and also those who need help toimprove their nutrition and food security. WFP supports children across Syria with healthy meals and snacks atschool, mothers with nutritious diets, and families and communities with sustainable livelihood projects.
These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ), and report to the Head of Unit, Chief, or Finance Officer. At this level job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate a team of support staff, or specific support service(s).
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Provide the procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations.
Support the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures, and assist in setup and implementation of proper accounting procedures, systems and internal controls.
Monitor the daily cash position in order to optimize the use of surplus cash and maximize returns on investment through the liquidity portfolio.
Monitor the centralised registry system in order to process all payments to internal staff and invoices to external suppliers in a timely manner and in accordance with WFP standards.
Contribute to the preparation, implementation and monitoring of budgets, monitor expenditure and budget forecasts, to ensure that relevant future funding requirements are met.
Co-ordinate with other teams in order to ensure that all financial and administrative services are being performed efficiently and in line with the needs of the wider team.
Monitor account balances and process financial transactions in an accurate and timely manner, to avoid the occurrence of an overdraft.
Monitor and analyse general ledger accounts in order to initiate and achieve corrective actions.
Compile data from the WFP database and systems in order to assist in generating and analysing financial reports on a monthly basis.
Allocate tasks to other support staff, provide guidance and on-the-job training in management of financial resources (e.g. managing the petty cash/sub-imprest account, review and analyse vendor and balance sheet accounts, etc.), to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.
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Remain on stand-by and follow standard emergency preparedness practices in order to meet immediate emergency requirements for further service on the job and in the field.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
At least five years of progressively responsible work experience with organizations including at least three years in the field of finance, accounting, budget, audit or other related fields.
Has experience assessing financial health and stability of C&V projects and other programming initiatives to verify compliance with in-country local laws.
Has experience working with auditors and other third party vendors.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic languages.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please upload your professional CV in English in PDF format making sure to include the following in terms of "Experience":
Company/Organization name and scope of work of the organization
Exact Position Title
Contract type: part-time, full-time, volunteer, consultant, or freelancer
Start and End date of Employment for each position: From (dd/mm/yyyy) to (dd/mm/yyyy)
Responsibilities: To mention the main responsibilities that highlight your gained skills and experience
A proof of your experience will be required in the final stage of recruitment.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited to the next stage of the selection process.
Candidates must get an auto confirmation email once application is submitted.
HOW TO APPLY
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Female applicants and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1632341923723