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This is a G-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.

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The salary for this job should be more than 1,697 USD.

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The Accounts and Finance Management (AFM) Unit provides budget and finance management services to WHO programmes and administration, as well as support the management of financial assets of the organisation in the African Region. The work in scope include awards management, labour distribution planning and control, imprest and other accounts management, treasury, expenditure management and staff health insurance.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Through iSupplier or offline, check completeness and accuracy of payment requests supporting documents; liaise with concerned initiator, if additional information is required, before submitting for approval. Ensure close follow up on all AFRO invoices on hold. Liaise with concerned Budget Centers for corrective action. Assist in following up on all AFRO encumbrances and liaise with concerned Budget Center for the clearing action. Serve as backup in iSupplier for all AFRO invoice payment requests via APIA or iSupplier. Provide daily support to Budget Centers on WHO payment system. In consultation with the Finance Officer, provide assistance and advice on ways to resolve reported issues. Assist with the creation and/or update of corporate suppliers (all AFRO). Ensure appropriate filing of accounting documents and vouchers. Perform any other duties relating to areas of responsibility as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Completion of secondary education, combined with a Diploma or equivalent technical training or commercial education with specialization in accounting, budgeting or finance. Desirable: Higher education in accounting or finance will be an advantage.

Experience

Essential: 5 years of working experience with 2 to 3 years of responsible work in finance, Budgeting and/or accounting activities. Desirable: Experience within UN or other international or multinational organizations will be an advantage.

Skills

Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement inputs from several sources; to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to conceptualize and carry out tasks with little supervision; to provide financial analytical reports, using appropriate software; to interpret financial rules and regulations; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.

REMUNERATION

WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at ZAR 373,482 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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 and/or an asynchronous video assessment 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.

  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.

The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its staff. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States (

https://www.who.int/careers/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

) are strongly encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to

reasonableaccommodation@who.int

  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

  • For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.

  • WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.

  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.

  • Please note that WHO's contracts are conditional on members of the workforce confirming that they are vaccinated as required by WHO before undertaking a WHO assignment, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination, as certified by the WHO Staff Health and Wellbeing Services (SHW). The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence related to this condition. A copy of the updated vaccination card must be shared with WHO medical service in the medical clearance process. Please note that certain countries require proof of specific vaccinations for entry or exit. For example, official proof /certification of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter many countries. Country-specific vaccine recommendations can be found on the WHO international travel and Staff Health and Wellbeing website. For vaccination-related queries please directly contact SHW directly at [email protected].

  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.

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