Deadline: 4 July 2021
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance Officer, Treasury in Rome, Italy.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Finance Officer, Treasury will perform the following functions:
- Monitoring USD 4.2 billion of portfolio investments held with external investment managers in both the short-term Liquidity and long-term Employee Benefit Fund Portfolios
- Ensure compliance of external investment managers with WFP’s Investment Policy via pro-active monitoring of portfolio transactions and risk profile.
- Regular contacts with the managers to keep up-to-date with portfolio and capital market developments.
- Investment manager and custodian reviews and due diligence visits.
- Management of up to USD 300 million of the in-house Working capital (P0) (Money Market /Deposits) portfolio
- Security and deposit selection with the objective of improving returns in the in-house Working capital P0 portfolios as set out by the governing investment guidelines.
- Income re-investment and deposit rollovers whilst ensuring liquidity for operating accounts.
- Foreign Exchange Management
- Detail knowledge of financial instruments to manage FX risks with a particular focus on emerging market currencies given increased volumes from service provision activities by country officer.
- Preparation and implementation of proposals on foreign exchange management such as hedging strategies and other FX risk mitigating strategies for Investment Committee and senior management.
Applicant must have:
- Master’s Degree or equivalent professional designation in either Finance, Banking, Accounting or Investment Management and Chartered Financial Analyst designation or an equivalent is preferred.
- 8 year’s postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in treasury, cash management, finance, foreign exchange trading, and/or investment management.
- Solid understanding of multiple financial risks, complex financial instruments, and techniques used to evaluate external management performance and financial market regulatory issues.
- Ability to lead, coach and motivate large and diverse teams and drive improving performance.
- Ability to assimilate and analyse complex issues to develop strategies and policies.
- Demonstrate ability to build and leverage external partnerships to strengthen ability to achieve shared objectives general knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures.
- 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 is desirable.
- Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.