Finance Officer (Intl Consultant level I)

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Are you ready for SAVING LIVES CHANGING LIVES of the world's most vulnerable people?

If yes, this opportunity is for you!

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


Job Title: Finance Officer Vacancy Number: 159392 Contract type: International Consultant Duration: 11 months Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand


The United Nations World Food Programme is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 17 (Partnerships).

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.


The Finance Officer International Consultant will engage in all activities related to assurance and control systems in the region in direct support to the 17 Country Offices in Asia and the Pacific Region. Special focus will be given to financial risk management, risk monitoring, risk registers, annual ED Assurance and Letter of Representation exercises among others. The International Consultant will report directly to the Regional Finance Officer.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Support the assurance and internal controls initiatives and projects, including but not limited to analysis of risk registers for COs and RB, risk monitoring (definition of key risk indicators and dashboard), and internal controls for Cash-based Transfer
  2. Promote the Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption policies across the Region
  3. Support in the preparation of the ED Assurance and Letter of Representation exercises
  4. Perform financial and risk analysis during the preparation of CSPs
  5. Conduct oversight mission to Country Offices
  6. Other duties as required



Advanced university degree in finance, accounting, risk management or concerned fields, or first university degree in the same subject(s) with additional years of related work experience.


At least three (3) years of experience in finance, accounting, risks areas in the humanitarian context

Skills & Knowledge:

  1. Knowledge of finance, accounting and/or risk management.
  2. Knowledge of standard office software packages, i.e. MS Excel and Word
  3. Participate in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture or experience.
  4. Contribute in accomplishing team activities and goals in challenging circumstances.
  5. Ability to work toward deadlines and follow due processes




Wednesday 23 March 2022 23:59 Bangkok Time

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply through the WFP careers website ( ).


Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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