Assistant Budget and Finance Officer at WHO, New Delhi, India


Deadline: 10 May 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Assistant Budget and Finance Officer in New Delhi, India. The duration of this post is 2 years.

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The Assistant Budget and Finance Officer will ensure the day-to-day management of the Budget and Finance teams within Budget and Finance Unit (BFU).

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Assistant Budget and Finance Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Manage three teams i.e. Accounting and Treasury; Financial Compliance and Country Support; and Staff Health Insurance (SHI), plans and organizes work, identifies priorities and provides close day to day supervision and dialogue opportunities.
  • Ensure the integrity of the General Ledger; the reconciliation and clearance of SEARO GL accounts; manages SEAR Trial Balance, monthly, annual and biennial closures; carry out general ledger analysis and do related follow ups ensuring qualitatively high integrity of the GL and SL balances.
  • Ensure that all payments made at SEARO are effected correctly, timely and recorded accurately, bank and cash balances are within the ceilings and reconciled on a timely basis.
  • Collaborate with PPC for biennial budget development process, identifying and reporting funding/budgeting problems.
  • Collaborate with Budget Centres and Planning Unit for HR Plan management including ensuring that positions are accurately mapped in GSM, review and advise on budget ceilings, perform budgets analysis under HR plans and advise funding shortfalls/savings.
  • Ensure effective Award Management for SEAR awards including submission of financial implementation reports, reviewing and analyzing financial implementation reports to identify gaps and coordinating with Budget Centres.
  • Preparation of briefings for high level meetings and provide inputs for any related meeting documents.
  • Assist BFO on audit, financial compliance issues, Regional Review missions and analyzing the results across different mission reports to improve financial compliance in all areas of the SEA Region.
  • Act as focal point for the SEAR eImprest accounts and maintains an effective relationship with the SEAR country offices on all financial issues as well as global finance (FNM) at HQ, and the GSC.
  • Propose alternative methods and approaches to streamline and improve processes; provide advice on policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate in close collaboration with Staff Development and Learning (SDL) unit, and delivers training on Budget, finance and accounting issues, including and specifically financial compliance to staff, BFU essential trainings for Country Offices and SEARO staff.
  • Act for the BFO in his/ her absence and assists him/her in managing the BFU unit as and when necessary.
  • Any other duties, as assigned by the supervisor.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • University degree in accounting or finance.
  • At least 5 year’s experience in finance including some years of international experience.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in finance, accounting management and reporting, with the ability to analyze data and recommend appropriate actions and to prepare reporting documents.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of accounting and financial management.
  • Excellent understanding of financial principles and financial rules and regulations, ability to interpret policy and apply correctly
  • Proficiency in MS Office Software applications, data analysis and technical presentations.
  • Expert knowledge of English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.

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