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    Apply: WFP Finance Assistant

    Deadline: 28 June, 2020

    Location: Kenya

    The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance Assistant.

    WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

    Responsibilities

    • 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

    Requirements

    • Completion of a post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable
    • Advanced diploma in Finance, Accounting or in the related field is also desirable
    • Degree in the same field and membership in a professional accountancy body is an added advantage
    • Five years, minimum, of progressively responsible work experience in the field of Finance and Accounting
    • Proficiency in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Excel
    • Knowledge of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision
    • Use tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals
    • Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention
    • Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff
    • Experience collecting and monitoring financial data on projects and programmes, assessing financial health and status, and reporting findings to senior leaders
    • Fluency in English language.
    • Fluency or intermediate knowledge of another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility

    To apply and for more information, click here.

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