Finance Officer (Cash Based Transfer - CBT) - NOA

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Job Title: Finance Officer (Cash Based Transfer - CBT)- NOA Grade: NOA Type of contract: FT (Fixed Term) Duration: One year (with the possibility of extension) Duty Station: Kabul Vacancy Number: 178608 Date of Publication: 28 Nov 2022 Deadline of Application: 12 Dec 2022


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hungerworldwide. WFP has been working in Afghanistan since 1963. WFP food assistance aims to help the mostvulnerable, food-insecure Afghans, including women and children, and families affected by conflict and naturaldisasters. In the approved Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022), WFP Afghanistan is well placed to providecomprehensive support to the country in achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 via its six closely interrelated outcomes,which range from emergency response to livelihoods creation, as well as nutrition Programmes based on a life-cycle approach, and the strengthening of national food systems.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world'slargest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway topeace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and the impact of climate change.


The hunger crisis in Afghanistan is unfolding at a rapidly, with over half the country’s population of 40 million now facing acute food insecurity—the highest number the humanitarian community has ever seen in Afghanistan. Work opportunities are shrinking, with most households now reporting just one day of work per week. This comes on top of the worst drought in years, which is especially concerning for the 85 percent of the population who rely on agriculture for livelihoods.

Preventing and mitigating a drastic increase in hunger and malnutrition is the aim of WFP in Afghanistan which can only be achieved through the scaled up and sustained complementary food security and nutrition interventions, combined with a scale-up of resilience interventions to safeguard gains. WFP has embarked on a significant month on month scale-up of its crisis response and resilience programmes across the country, ensuring that the programme is delivered at the right scale and time, targeted to the right areas. WFP is also actively following up on evolving trends to pre-empt hotspots, while guaranteeing quality and maximum impact of the programme through the monitoring of these hotspots to be able to support continued donor advocacy.


The job holder is expected to take responsibility for the completion of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices for all CBT modalities. He/she must be able to recommend a course of action to staff under his/her direct supervision and at various levels and allocate tasks to other support staff.

To implement well-defined standard CBT and Financial Management processes to enable effective delivery mechanisms for all delivery modalities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of an International Finance Officer, the National CBT Finance Officer shall be responsible for:

  1. Along with other unit staff, participate in key CBT cross-functional initiatives and discussions representing finance function in order to proactively contribute to include value for money initiatives.
  2. Coordinate the delivery of regular, accurate financial reporting and analyses in accordance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), ensuring accuracy, deadlines and compliance with accounting processes and corporate governance requirements.
  3. Supervise finance support staff, establishing priorities and work plans, monitoring progress, and providing coaching, training and guidance to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
  4. Provide procedural and technical support within the areas of Cash-Based Transfers to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations.
  5. Support the development and implementation of Cash-Based Transfers strategies, financial policies and procedures and assist in setting up and implementing proper accounting procedures, systems and internal controls.
  6. Support CO in the scale-up of CBT interventions and ensure compliance with WFP standard procedures and processes.
  7. Support and guide Country Offices on financial sectorial assessments such as the FSI and Due diligence assessments, review and periodically update assessments which are due.
  8. Monitor and analyse CBT open advances and provide recommendations for further actions to the Finance Officer or other staff, to facilitate informed decision-making
  9. Draft or prepare correspondence to respond to enquiries in respect to relevant CBT financial matters.
  10. Undertake oversight, support missions as appropriate, clarify and improve the proper application of CBT-established policies and procedures, and prepare comprehensive reports on findings with improvement action plans.
  11. Support in undertaking comprehensive CBT-related risks analysis of operations in CO and provide a comprehensive analysis to management to enable them to make informed decisions and minimize financial risk exposure to the organisation.
  12. Any other tasks that may be required to support the finance function.


Education: Advanced University Degree and/or advanced courses/training in Business Administration, International Relations, Finance, and/or other relevant discipline.

Experience: At least 5 years relevant progressive work experience in finance, business administration, and/or grant management. Previous experience working with CBT or similar interventions in the humanitarian sector is desirable, especially in the emergency context. t or humanitarian settings. Experience administering household surveys asignificant advantage.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.

Knowledge & Skills: Financial Management and Reconciliation; CBT knowledge; budgeting skills.


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via ( Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We want to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of any accessibility needs you may have

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