World Health Organisation (WHO) – Budget & Finance Officer (Nairobi).

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health and development agendas, and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.

Description Of Duties

During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

  •  Organize the day-to-day budget and financial operations encompassing quality control, monitoring and clearance, financial accounting and reporting, workplan and award management including cash flow forecasting and monitoring, while liaising with relevant team members.
  • Manage funding allocations and awards process, prepare 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 the incident management team’s financial requests. Ensure expenditures are appropriately charged to awards in line with the conditions in agreements with donors.
  • Monitor and follow-up on donor proposals and reporting deadlines; verify and provide budgetary clearance to proposals and reports for resource mobilization team, ensure compliance with relevant financial policies, procedures and emergency SOPs.
  • Track and report on financing against budget: monitor implementation rates, consolidate financial data, analyse and prepare periodic/ad hoc budgetary and financial statements and returns, identify financial gaps, and recommend remedial or alternative action to mangers as appropriate.
  • Develop, update and maintain an accurate tracking system of all financial activities pertaining to the emergency preparedness, recovery and response operations at the country level.
  • Oversee the accurate recording of financial transactions, calculation and payment of salaries, allowances and other payments to staff, non-staff, contractors and vendors.
  • Support imprest account management: analyse expenditures against approved allocations, reconcile cash books with bank statements.
  • Brief/debrief staff members, consultants and WHO responders, on relevant financial and budgetary rules and procedures.
  • Draft audit responses, review and follow- up on any outstanding audit recommendations related to area of work.
  • Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Required Qualifications

Education
Essential: A first university degree in accounting, financial management, business or public administration or economics.
Desirable: An advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in business administration, finance, accounting, or public administration. Professional qualification or licensure in accounting/accountancy.

Experience

  • Essential: Minimum of five years professional experience, at the national and international level, in finance, administration, budget/accounting. Demonstrated experience in accounting and consolidation of financial data using ERP systems or similar packages.
  • Desirable: Prior experience in supporting emergency or health outbreak operations at the field level. Relevant experience with WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization.

Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, budgetary and financial management principles and their application.
  • Excellent understanding of accounting practices and procedures, including the application of IPSAS.
  • Strong analytical, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of WHO rules, regulations, policies and practices would be an asset.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Local language.

REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 60,962 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2205 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

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Closing Date: Sep 9, 2020, 12:59:00 AM

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • 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 will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • *For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

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