Finance Officer Entry Level

World Food Programme
Salary: Negotiable
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  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Advanced University degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Job Category : Finance / Administration
Job Description

Finance Officer-1(pos)

Under the overall supervision of the WFP Nepal Country Director, and the direct supervision of the Head of Administration and Finance, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:   
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, performed within delegated authority):
  1. Support corporate finance and resource management strategies and major ongoing programmatic initiatives, participating where appropriate using finance and resource management expertise.
  2. Contribute towards the development of country specific plans and processes, aligned with Regional and wider WFP strategy, policies and processes to meet the food assistance needs of beneficiaries within the Country.
  3. Analyse and report on key data for financial status and outcomes of projects in accordance with corporate governance requirements, ensuring accuracy, deadlines, and accounting processes are complied with Monitor and analyse budgets for new and ongoing projects according to established corporate procedures and requirements.
  4. Perform bank reconciliations, disbursements, clearance of receivables, overall cash management and monthly financia closures on a regular basis in accordance with corporate requirements.
  5. Where necessary, deliver core administrative services, working with contractors and following standard processes to provide cost-effective, quality and timely services to WFP staff
  6. Where necessary, undertake basic human resource functions related to staff benefits, recruitment of local staff, and training.
  7. Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, in order to provide management with financial, accounting and budgetary information to enable them to make informed decisions.
  8. Track and analyse data to identify opportunities for improvements to policies, systems and procedures in order to minimise financial risks, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and ensure services are aligned with business objectives.
  9. Deliver financial controls and insight into WFP performance, undertaking periodic risk and internal control assessments to identify areas which may present potential audit, compliance or financial risks.
  10. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  11. Represent unit/CO at internal meetings, external meetings and events with other UN agencies, banks and other financial institutions, or other partners and entities as required.
  12. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  13. Other as required. 

General Requirements:

  1. Has experience reviewing and analyzing financial statements.
  2. Has experience implementing accounting and internal control processes.
Education : 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 international recognized professional accountancy body such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accounts (ICPA) or equivalent.
Language :  National Professional: Fluency in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified Nepalese nationals are requested to submit an updated UN Personal History form (P.11), available on and from all the WFP offices in Nepal (Kathmandu, Damak, Nepalgunj & Dadeldhura) along with a letter of interest addressed to the Country Representative, WFP Country Office Nepal, Chakupat, Lalitpur, Nepal. The application can be sent either by email at  or in hard copy in a sealed envelope marking the position “Application for the post of Finance Officer (EMOP)” and coding the VA number in the following address No later than 25 July 2015.
          The Representative,
WFP Nepal Country Office
Chakupat, Patan Dhoka Road
Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box 107
“Qualified female candidates and candidates from minority groups are especially encouraged to apply”.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a test and an interview.
The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.