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Finance Officer

World Food Programme

Maputo, Mozambique
Opportunités de carrière : Finance Officer NOA, Fixed-term , Maputo - Mozambique (829550)

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Female qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, offer, training, or any other fees). Offers of WFP employment or job openings with requests for payment of fees are fraudulent. WFP does not concern itself with information on bank accounts. Any requests for such payment or information should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action and to WFP for its information.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):
1. Lead a team of finance and admin staff, establishing priorities and work plans, monitoring progress, and providing coaching, training and guidance to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
2. Lead the implementation of the area office finance, budgeting and resource management operations to support the timely and effective supply of food assistance, and comply with WFP standards and processes.
3. 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. 
4. Perform bank reconciliations, disbursements, clearance of receivables, overall cash management and monthly financial closures on a regular basis in accordance with corporate requirements. 
5. Collate data and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, providing management with financial, staffing and resource usage information to enable them to make informed decisions.
6. Contribute to the delivery of financial controls and insight into WFP performance, supporting periodic risk and internal control assessments to identify areas which may present potential audit, compliance or financial risks. 
7. 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. 
8. 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. 
9. Advise and inform Country Office and Sub-Office management and Heads of Units about rules, priorities and risks related to finance management.
10. Participate in visits to sub-offices to assist in clarifying and improving the proper application of policies and procedures, and oversee preparation of reports on findings with improvement action plans.
11. Provide financial assessment of partners, service providers, and other entities as needed, providing advice/recommendations to management to enable them to make informed decisions and minimize financial risk to the organization
12. Prepare pre audit/oversight documents for external and internal auditors when any of such audit/support is to be carried out in a timely manner

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.

Experience: At least one (1) year of postgraduate professional experience in related area. 

Languages: Fluency in both written and spoken communication in the Portuguese and English languages.

• Has performed basic financial analyses at a national and/or operational level.
• Has experience managing financial transactions.

Leads by Example with Integrity
Lives WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments
Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork
Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Applies Strategic Thinking
Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyze options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships
Builds and nurtures external partnerships & collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

Type of contract: Fixed-term, NOA

Duty Station: Maputo

Duration: 12 months 

This position is open to Mozambican Nationals Only.

Female qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

03rd October 2023

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.


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