VACANCY: The United Nations World Meals Programme is Recruiting for Finance Assistant

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The United Nations World Meals Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian company preventing starvation worldwide. The mission of WFP is to assist the world obtain Zero Starvation in our lifetimes. Day-after-day, WFP works worldwide to make sure that no youngster goes to mattress hungry and that the poorest and most susceptible, notably girls and kids, can entry the nutritious meals they want.

We’re recruiting to fill the place under:



Job Title: Finance Assistant (UNHAS) – G5

Requisition #: 123535
Location: Abuja

Organizational Context

  • This job is present in Nation Workplaces (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ), and report back to the Head of Unit, Chief, Finance Officer, or the designate.
  • At this degree job holders are anticipated to take accountability for completion of a spread of finance/price range associated processes and actions requiring some interpretation of ordinary tips/practices.
  • Job holders are capable of suggest a plan of action to employees at varied ranges and will allocate duties to different help employees.

Job Objective

  • To help efficient supply of UNHAS finance, price range and administration help providers with a purpose to facilitate clear and environment friendly utilization of economic sources.

Key Accountabilities (Not All-Inclusive):

  • Help in offering the procedural and technical help to employees inside the areas of finance and price range, to make sure compliance with WFP monetary insurance policies, guidelines and rules.
  • Monitor month-to-month expenditure forecasts and supply expenditure reviews with a purpose to facilitate knowledgeable decision-making.
  • Retrieve, format and validate info obtained from varied monetary info methods and convey any discrepancy or inaccuracy to the eye of the supervisor and observe up corrective actions.
  • Keep the web-based register for all invoices and cost transfers and file paperwork, to make sure that all paperwork are maintained and filed in compliance with WFP requirements and tips.
  • Monitor and file all bills consistent with the authorised price range with a purpose to be sure that right expenditure prices are charged and funds to exterior suppliers, money grants and different provider invoices are processed in a well timed method.
  • Present steerage and on-the-job coaching to different help employees, to make sure providers are delivered persistently and to the required requirements.
  • Monitor the sub-imprest financial institution and petty money accounts usually, to make sure that ample funds can be found and appropriately disbursed.
  • Confirm vendor claims, advances and different receivables and observe applicable procurement procedures, to make sure that suppliers are paid in a well timed method and in conformance with WFP finance guidelines and rules.
  • Help in compiling info from varied sources with a purpose to put together reviews regarding budgets, accounting, finance and statistics.
  • Carry out reconciliation of UNHAS Prospects account on a month-to-month foundation.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

  • Perceive and talk the Strategic Targets: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Targets.
  • Be a power for constructive change: Suggests potential enhancements to group’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our group: Explains the impression of WFP actions in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission seen in on a regular basis actions: Articulates how personal unit’s tasks will serve WFP’s mission.


  • Search for methods to strengthen folks’s abilities: Trains junior teammates on new abilities and capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive tradition: Seeks alternatives to work with folks from completely different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & present constructive suggestions: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in the identical space of labor.
  • Create an “I’ll”/”We are going to” spirit: Tracks progress towards targets and shares this info frequently with supervisor.


  • Encourage innovation & inventive options: Explores methods to persistently be extra environment friendly and correct in personal areas of labor and shares new strategies of labor with colleagues.
  • Concentrate on getting outcomes: Focuses on getting outcomes and tracks traits in completion charges for personal duties to determine alternatives for effectivity.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes accountability for personal duties and notifies supervisor as quickly as doable of potential delays in assembly deadlines or commitments.
  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what motion to take when confronted with important decisions within the office or in harmful conditions within the discipline.


  • Join and share throughout WFP models: Suggests alternatives for partnering with different models to supervisor.
  • Construct sturdy exterior partnerships: Identifies alternatives to work with colleagues and companions within the discipline in the direction of frequent targets.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the worth of WFP’s groups and exterior companions in fulfilling group’s targets and aims.
  • Be clear concerning the worth WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns personal actions with supervisor’s priorities to satisfy inner and exterior companion wants.

Useful Capabilities:

  • Functionality Title: Description of the behaviour anticipated for the proficiency degree
  • Inner Controls & Compliance: Demonstrates fundamental data of inner controls, danger administration, and monitoring mechanisms and their applicability to WFP’s important actions.
  • Useful resource Administration: Demonstrates potential to trace and compile reviews on HQ and Discipline staffing and useful resource utilization on a project-level foundation.
  • Monetary Mgmt. & Accounting Ideas: Applies data of economic and accounting rules and practices to make sure compliance with WFP insurance policies, relevant procedures and accounting requirements.
  • Provide Chain and Operations Information: Demonstrates fundamental understanding of WFP programme, implementation, and provide chain rules (together with venture modalities & constructions).
  • Efficiency Budgeting, Evaluation & Reporting: Demonstrates participation in enterprise planning efforts by creating fundamental project-level budgets and forecasts, incorporating info from varied sources as applicable to observe KPIs.

Normal Minimal

  • Training: Completion of secondary faculty schooling. A post-secondary certificates within the associated useful space is fascinating.
  • Expertise: four or extra years of progressively accountable work expertise in Finance, Accounting, or relative enterprise stream with expertise generally administrative work (GS5 Grade)
  • Language: Normal Service (Headquarters): Fluency (degree C) within the English language. Fluency (degree C) or intermediate data (degree B) of one other official language could also be required relying on the situation of the publish or space of accountability.
  • Normal Service (Discipline): Fluency in each oral and written communication within the UN language in use on the obligation station and within the obligation station’s language, if completely different.

Different Particular Job Necessities:

  • This part is non-obligatory to explain extra tasks & data required for the particular job

Desired Experiences For Entry Into The Position:

  • 4 or extra years expertise in amassing and monitoring monetary information on tasks and programmes, assessing monetary well being and standing, and reporting findings to senior leaders.


  • Chosen candidate can be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary interval of 1 12 months. WFP presents a beautiful compensation bundle. For extra particulars please go to Worldwide Civil Service Commision web site:  (hyperlink:




Methods to Apply
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Phrases And Circumstances

  • Solely Nigerian nationals or holders of legitimate residence and work permits are eligible to use for this place
  • Purposes are to be submitted and recieved on-line and in English language solely.
  • Solely shortlisted candidates can be contacted.  Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any type will result in automated disqualification of the involved applicant.


  • WFP seeks candidates of the best integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian rules.
  • Number of employees is made on a aggressive foundation, and we’re dedicated to selling variety and gender stability
  • Feminine candidates and certified candidates from creating international locations are particularly inspired to use
  • Purposes obtained after the deadline won’t be thought of


Essential Notes

  • The above statements are meant to explain the overall nature and degree of labor to be carried out by folks assigned to this job.
    They aren’t to be construed as an exhaustive listing of all tasks, duties and abilities required of personnel so labeled.
    All personnel could also be required to carry out different tasks along with these specified infrequently, as wanted
    • We don’t cost any utility, processing, coaching, interviewing, testing or different payment in reference to the applying or recruitment course of. Must you obtain a solicitation for the cost of a payment, please disregard it. Moreover, please observe that emblems, logos, names and addresses are simply copied and reproduced. Subsequently, you’re suggested to use specific care when submitting private info on the internet
    • We’re an equal alternative employer and worth variety inclusion. We don’t discriminate on grounds of color, race, nationality, faith, age, ethnic origin, incapacity, gender, marital standing, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our persons are all equally gifted in distinctive methods: we come from various traditions, private experiences and factors of view. And we wish to embrace yours, Are you able to encourage us together with your concepts?
    • We encourage all candidates to use and doesn’t follow any discrimination in any recruitment course of.
    • Purposes submitted after the deadline won’t be thought of.
    • Because of the urgency of the place, now we have the fitting to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile earlier than the above deadline
    • Solely certified candidates can be invited for interview

Deadline  21st October, 2020.