Finance Assistant Job – United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Title:    Finance Assistant (UN Jobs)

Organization:  United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 63,706,000 /=

About US:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.  WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standa

Job Summary:  Country Management Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the general supervision of the Finance Officer and general guidance of the Operations Officer, the incumbent performs the following functions:

Support financial management through:

  • Maintenance of financial records and financial transactions and ensure e-Imprest records are up-to-date and fully balanced.
  • Processing of VAT and other receivable due to the Organization to ensure that are promptly recovered.
  • Processing of suppliers’ invoices and monitors all requests for payments, ensuring that all supporting documents (invoices, contract, act of acceptance, etc.) are attached and properly signed, stamped and are in accordance with the delegation of authority, before making any payments.
  • Liaison with GSC for all payments that are due to suppliers.
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts; response to enquiries; provision of advice and guidance to clients in the Country Office and performing closely related tasks.
  • Verification of financial transactions and returns e.g., Direct Financial Corporation (DFC), Direct Implementation (DI), Travel Claims to the WHO country office for accuracy and compliance with the financial rules and regulations, manual and operating procedures of organization.
  • Management of correspondences and responses to queries on office accounts and financial transactions as required.
  • Generation of scheduled and ad hoc Global Management System reports and special reports as required to facilitate financial implementation analysis.
  • Advise and assist staff on various financial processes, controls and operations in the GSM environment
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the World Health Organisation (WHO) Finance Assistant job should have completed secondary education or equivalent technical training or commercial education with specialization in accounting, budgeting or finance.
  • Diploma or higher education in accounting or finance will be an advantage.
  • Five years of experience in Finance, Budgeting and/or accounting activities.
  • Experience in other areas such as Administration, Program Management, Procurement would be an asset.
  • Experience in UN in an administrative cluster to have a sound knowledge of its rules, regulation, procedures and practices as related to the work.
  • 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.
  • Language Skills: Expert knowledge of English.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Producing results

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 UGX 63,706,000 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to apply online through the World Health Organization career portal at the link below.

Click Here

Deadline: 6th June 2023

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