Finance Assistant

World Food Programme
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2017-01-01 Deadline: 2017-01-10
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Completion of seconday school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Finance / Administration
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Finance Assistant(Adaptation)-1(pos)

The Government of Nepal (GoN) has received contribution from Adaptation Fund (AF) to execute a project entitled “Adapting to Climate-Induced Threats to Food Production and Food Security in the Karnali region of Nepal". Following the recommendations from the GoN, the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations has been selected by the Adaptation Fund to implement the project activities in the capacity of a Multilateral Implementing Entity (MIE). The project will be executed in line with the Government's National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) and Local Adaptation Plans of Action (LAPA) in Kalikot, Jumla and Mugu districts. The project period is four years.

The project’s goal is to increase the adaptive capacity of climate vulnerable and food insecure poor households by improved management of livelihood assets and natural resources in the above districts of Karnali region. Its objectives are the following:

  • Strengthened local capacity to identify climate risks and design adaptive strategies
  • Diversified livelihood and strengthened food security for climate vulnerable poor households in target areas
  • Increased resilience of natural systems that support livelihoods to climate change induced stresses
Key Accountabilities
  • Assist in providing the procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations.
  • Monitor monthly expenditure forecasts and provide expenditure reports in order to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Monitor the sub-imprest bank and petty cash accounts regularly, to ensure that adequate funds are available and appropriately disbursed.
  • Verify vendor claims, advances and other receivables and observe appropriate procurement procedures, to ensure that suppliers are paid in a timely manner and in conformance with WFP finance rules and regulations.
  • Assist in compiling information from various sources in order to prepare reports relating to budgets, accounting, finance and statistics.
  • Retrieve, format and validate information obtained from various financial information systems and bring any discrepancy or inaccuracy to the attention of the supervisor and follow up corrective actions.
  • Perform administrative duties related to the monitoring and recording of fixed assets, spend on fuel and spare parts for vehicles and generators, to ensure that the databases are accurately updated.
  • Maintain the web-based register for all invoices and payment transfers and record paperwork, to ensure that all documents are maintained and filed in compliance with WFP standards and guidelines.
  • Monitor and record all expenses in line with the approved budget in order to ensure that correct expenditure costs are charged and payments to external suppliers, cash grants and other supplier invoices are processed in a timely manner. 
  • Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other support staff, to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.
  • Other as required.

General Requirements:

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of seconday school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Nepali

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Minimum four years of work experience in finance, budget and reporting
  • Has experience collecting and monitoring financial data on projects and programmes, assessing financial health and status, and reporting findings to senior leaders.
  • Competency in communication, planning and reporting in English language.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills on MS Office (word, excel and power point)


How to Apply:

Date of issuance of External Vacancy Announcement: 28 December 2016

Deadline for applications: 10 January 2017

To apply, please visit http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings

Candidates are requested to Create an account in system before applying. Candidate curriculum vitae, UN Personal Histoty Form (P11) and applications will be registered allowing to update profile, apply for a job through wfp career website.

OR

Send an updated and a complete UN Personal History Form (P 11) and application via e-mail to vacancy.nepal@wfp.org  addressed to:

The Representative, WFP Nepal Country Office, Chakupat, Patan Dhoka Road, Lalitpur, Nepal

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

                                          The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever

 

Organization Summary

The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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