Deadline: 9 January 2022
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance Officer in Rome, Italy.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Finance Officer will perform the following functions:
- Review of IPSAS new and /or updated provisions and provide guidance on impact (s) including appropriate course of actions to ensure WFP compliance.
- Lead on the drafting of accounting policies and procedures to guide IPSAS compliance financial management/reporting and adherence to financial rules and regulations.
- Participate in inter-UN agency collaborations such as the UN taskforce on Accounting Standards and/or with other humanitarian actors on accounting-related subject matters.
- Support the corporate finance and resource management strategies, through contributing to the development of strategically aligned policies, and participating in key programmatic initiatives, and embedding value for money in these initiatives through advice on financial assessment, reporting, and accounting.
- Advise and support Country Office on internal controls for segregation of duties and undertake as appropriate periodic risk and internal control assessments to identify areas that may present potential audit, compliance, or financial risks.
- Carry out visits to Country Offices and or Regional Bureau as appropriate to assist in clarifying and improving the proper application of financial policies and procedures and prepare comprehensive reports on findings with improvement action plans.
- Lead in facilitating the provision of accounting and financial guidance on corporate projects and/or initiatives.
Applicant must have:
- Advanced University Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or related fields, or First University Degree in the same subject(s) with additional years of related work experience plus membership in an internationally recognized professional accountancy body such as Associated of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accounts (ICPA) or equivalent.
- At least 8 year’s postgraduate progressively and solid professional experience in financial management, reporting and financial policy setting with great independence, decision-making authority, supervision of staff.
- Ability to assimilate and analyze complex issues to develop strategies and policies.
- Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience in the application of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), and/or IFRS.
- Fluency (level C) in English language.
- Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.