Budget & Finance Officer at WHO, Juba, South Sudan


Deadline: 24 May 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Budget & Finance Officer in Juba, South Sudan. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Budget & Finance Officer will plan and implement Budget and Finance operations in the WHO Country Office (WCO), including budget preparation, monitoring, reporting and control of all programme and extra-budgetary funds, including management of financial disbursements, follow-up on the liquidation of outstanding funds and imprest management.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Budget & Finance Officer will perform the following functions:

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  • Organize the day-to-day budget and financial operations encompassing quality control, monitoring and clearance, financial accounting and reporting, work-plan and award management including cash flow forecasting and monitoring, while liaising with relevant team members.
  • Manage funding allocations and awards process, prepare necessary forms for the awards’ cycle and implements all budgetary and financial actions in the Global Management System (GSM), this includes work-plan funding requests, submission of award budgets, reprogramming of awards and preparation of expenditure batches, while ensuring speedy response to the incident management team’s financial requests.
  • Ensure expenditures are appropriately charged to awards in line with the conditions in agreements with donors.
  • Monitor and follow-up on donor proposals and reporting deadlines; verify and provide budgetary clearance to proposals and reports for resource mobilization team, ensure compliance with relevant financial policies, procedures and emergency SOPs.
  • Track and report on financing against budget: monitor implementation rates, consolidate financial data, analyze and prepare periodic/ad hoc budgetary and financial statements and returns, identify financial gaps, and recommend remedial or alternative action to mangers as appropriate.
  • Develop, update and maintain an accurate tracking system of all financial activities pertaining to the emergency preparedness, recovery and response operations at the country level.
  • Oversee the accurate recording of financial transactions, calculation and payment of salaries, allowances and other payments to staff, non-staff, contractors and vendors.
  • Support Imprest account management: analyze expenditures against approved allocations, reconcile cash books with bank statements.
  • Brief/debrief staff members, consultants and WHO responders, on relevant financial and budgetary rules and procedures.
  • Draft audit responses, review and follow- up on any outstanding audit recommendations related to area of work.
  • Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • First University degree with specialization in accountancy, business administration and/or public finance.
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s level or above) in business administration, finance, accounting, or public administration. Professional qualification in accountancy.
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience, at the national and international level (at least 2 of the 5 years should be at the International level), in finance, budget/accounting.
  • Demonstrated experience in accounting and consolidation of financial data using ERP systems or similar packages.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, budgetary and financial management principles and their application.
  • Excellent understanding of accounting practices and procedures, including the application of IPSAS.
  • Strong analytical, time management and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of WHO rules, regulations, policies and practices would be an asset.
  • 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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