Finance Associate, Nairobi, Kenya

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme

Country: Kenya

City: Nairobi

Office: WFP Nairobi

Grade: G-6

Closing date: Thursday, 19 January 2023

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Posting Dates

Date of Issue: 06th January 2023 Closing Date: 19th January 2023

Organizational Background

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide 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 the 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 centralized 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. Coordinate 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 the management of financial resources (e.g. managing the petty cash/sub-imprest account, reviewing and analyzing vendor and balance sheet accounts, etc.), to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in accounting, finance, or a related field would be an asset.

Experience: Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible work experience in Finance, Accounting, or Audit.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Contract Duration:1 Yr Initial

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.


Closing Date: 19th January 2023

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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