Finance Assistant SC5

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ABOUT WFP

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 worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ), and report to the Head of Unit, Chief, Finance Officer, or the designate. At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of finance/budget related processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

Support effective delivery of finance and budget services in order to facilitate transparent and efficient utilization of financial resources. The position reports to the Head of Finance and Resource Management of WFP Nepal Country Office.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Position Title: Finance Assistant

Contract Type: Service Contract (SC)

Level: SC-5 (Equivalent to GS-5)

Position Number: One (1)

Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal

Contract Duration: 12 months

Vacancy Number: 832403

Date of Publication: 04.04.2024

Deadline of Application: 17.04.2024

WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary plus a medical insurance (www.cignahealthbenefits.com)

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the overall guidance of Country Director and the direct supervision of Finance Officer (Head of Unit) the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Assist in providing the procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations.
  • Monitor monthly expenditure forecasts and provide expenditure reports in order to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Monitor the sub-imprest bank and petty cash accounts regularly, to ensure that adequate funds are available and appropriately disbursed.
  • Verify vendor claims, advances and other receivables and observe appropriate procurement procedures, to ensure that suppliers are paid in a timely manner and in conformance with WFP finance rules and regulations.
  • Assist in compiling information from various sources in order to prepare reports relating to budgets, accounting, finance and statistics.

  • Retrieve, format and validate information obtained from various financial information systems and bring any discrepancy or inaccuracy to the attention of the supervisor and follow up corrective actions.

  • Maintain the web-based register for all invoices and payment transfers and record paperwork, to ensure that all documents are maintained and filed in compliance with WFP standards and guidelines.
  • Monitor and record expenses in line with the approved budget in order to ensure that correct expenditure costs are charged and payments to external suppliers, cash grants and other supplier invoices are processed in a timely manner.
  • Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other support staff, to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

Language: Excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English and Nepali languages

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • 5 years of relevant work experience in finance.
  • Strong focus on accuracy and consistency, while processing large volume of transactions.
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems and preferably SAP Software is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of Products (MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint).
  • Experience working in any emergency related projects/operations is an advantage.

WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK: COMMON STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOURS

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behaviour aligned with our core values defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:

Leading by example with integrity Driving results and delivering on commitments Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork Applying strategic thinking Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships

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HOW TO APPLY

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings).. "https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings).") Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations:

It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection and hiring process, please direct your request and inquiries to [email protected]. A member of the HR team responsible for reasonable accommodation will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.

This email is only to be used for any disability related accessibility requirements and not for sending the application itself. Due to the volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP.

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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