Deadline: 8 May 2016
World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance Officer in Rome, Italy.
The WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Finance Officer will perform the following functions-
- Support corporate finance and resource management strategies by contributing to the development of policies and procedures for Country Offices or HQ based units, participating in key programmatic initiatives, and embedding value for money in these initiatives through advice on financial assessment, reporting and accounting.
- Manage relationships with financial services providers and oversight support on bank services providers used in field offices.
- Lead on the implementation of treasury change processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness and compliance with accounting processes and corporate governance requirements.
- Monitor, extract and analyze financial and accounting data, identifying and forecasting trends, anomalies or issues, and proposing solutions to management with regards treasury management.
- Provision of guidance to WFP Country Offices on liquidity management, foreign exchange activities and risk mitigation strategies.
- Support the management of WFP’s in-house/market portfolio, including but not limited to, security selection, portfolio construction, risk monitoring and reporting.
- Support the management, monitoring and execution of foreign exchange trading and related services offered to field offices for regular cash management operations.
- Support on establishment of guidelines and risks tolerance parameters including monitoring the performance of external investment managers.
- Support on drafting proposals on investment strategy for Investment Committee, Senior Management and the Investment Advisory Panel.
Applicants must have-
- Master’s degree or equivalent either in Finance, Banking or Investment Management. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation or an equivalent is preferred.
- At least 5 years of professional experience in treasury, international cash management, foreign exchange trading, and/or investment management.
- Understanding of multiple financial risks, complex financial instruments, and techniques used to evaluate external management performance and financial market regulatory issues.
- Ability to assimilate and analyze complex issues to develop strategies and policies.
- General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures.
- Fluency in oral and written English with an intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WFP.