Assistant

  • Abuja, FCT


  • Permanent

  • Full-time

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Assistant (UNHAS) – G5

Requisition #: 123535

Location: Abuja

Organizational Context

  • This job is found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaux (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ), and report to the Head of Unit, Chief, Finance Officer, or the designate.
  • At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of finance/budget related processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices.
  • Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.

Job Purpose

  • To support effective delivery of UNHAS finance, budget and administration support services in order to facilitate transparent and efficient utilization of financial resources.

Key Accountabilities (Not All-Inclusive):

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform reconciliation of UNHAS Customers account on a monthly basis.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

Purpose:

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

People:

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in the same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance:

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership:

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

Functional Capabilities:

  • Capability Name: Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
  • Internal Controls & Compliance: Demonstrates basic knowledge of internal controls, risk management, and monitoring mechanisms and their applicability to WFP’s critical activities.
  • Performance Budgeting, Analysis & Reporting: Demonstrates participation in business planning efforts by developing basic project-level budgets and forecasts, incorporating information from various sources as appropriate to monitor KPIs.
  • Resource Management: Demonstrates ability to track and compile reports on HQ and Field staffing and resource usage on a project-level basis.
  • Financial Mgmt. & Accounting Principles: Applies knowledge of financial and accounting principles and practices to ensure compliance with WFP policies, applicable procedures and accounting standards.
  • Supply Chain and Operations Knowledge: Demonstrates basic understanding of WFP programme, implementation, and supply chain principles (including project modalities & structures).

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
  • Experience: 4 or more years of progressively responsible work experience in Finance, Accounting, or relative business stream with experience in general administrative work (GS5 Grade)
  • Language: General Service (Headquarters): Fluency (level C) in the English language. Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility.
  • General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job

Desired Experiences For Entry Into The Role:

  • Four or more years experience in collecting and monitoring financial data on projects and programmes, assessing financial health and status, and reporting findings to senior leaders.

Remuneration

  • Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation package. For more details please visit International Civil Service Commision website: http://icsc.un.org (link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/nigeria.htm).

Application Closing Date

21st October, 2020.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Terms And Conditions

  • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and recieved online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

Note

  • 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 applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.

Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

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Location: Bauchi

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The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria. This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary). State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally-derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.

Position Objectives

  • This position will support the Senior Accounting Manager and the Accountant in day-to-day accounting and administrative functions. The HR / Finance Assistant is responsible for review of staff timesheets and updating of the labour tracker for payroll purposes.
  • He / she will be expected to coordinate closely with all staff as well as the finance and accounting teams.

Responsibilities

  • The HR / Finance Assistant will support the Senior Accounting Manager and the Accountant in day-to-day accounting and administrative functions. This includes reviewing staff timesheets and updating the labour tracker for the S2S Activity on Monthly basis.
  • Maintain a tracker of staff accrued annual leave, medical leave, and other leave records. Review leave requests and update with the leave balance for the supervisor’s approval.
  • Assist with uploading of payment on the online banking platform and perform monthly bank reconciliations and routine monitoring of bank account balances.
  • Assist with the reconciliation of petty cash transactions on monthly basis.
  • Assist with the review of travel advances and travel expense reports based on S2S’s travel advance policy.
  • Review and monitor outstanding advance reporting, especially those that have not been settled after 30 days of issuance.
  • Assist accounting staff with reviews of backup documentation using the finance checklists to ensure completeness, accuracy, and full compliance with DAI policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation of information inputs for any financial reporting requirements, or internal reports as necessary.
  • Assist to ensure reception coverage during business hours. Maintain efficient filing system. Perform other tasks as assigned.

Reporting:

  • The HR / Finance Assistant will report to the Senior Accounting Manager.

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  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, or other relevant field.
  • Working knowledge of US Government operations, policies, and procedures, and FAR regulations preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in an administrative support role.
  • Highly organized and the ability to multi-task.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and procuring goods.
  • Strong analytical skills with good problem solving skills & creativity, supported by good writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Accuracy in with large amounts of data.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: before the close of work. Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Note: Women, people with disabilities and young people who meet the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

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