Budget & Finance Assistant

World Health Organization, Kigali, Rwanda

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th December, 2019

Job Description


Country Management Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.


Under the general supervision and guidance of the Operations Officer, the incumbent performs the following functions:Input/update workplans including planned costs in GSM;Initiate setting up of HR plans, identify and include positions in HR plans, update position parameters and submit for approval;Initiate mapping of positions to task and awards;Complete Award Activation, Distribution and Amendment requests;Raise or revise workplan funding requests;Develop/revise award budgets;Monitor expenditures against award budgets, project funding, award distributions and PB allocations;Identify and process necessary revisions to expenditures, award budgets and project funding; Monitor and review staff costs in occupied and vacant positions;Follow up on cancellation of encumbrances in relation to travel costs and procurement of goods and services (refer to accounting instruction 45);Perform budget analysis and produce budget and award reports;Contribute to the reporting on performance assessment.Achievement Activities Include: Timely and high-quality output and results to support the achievement of the objectives of the unit and enable effective program implementation in the region.



  • Essential: Completion of secondary education or equivalent technical training or commercial education with specialization in accounting, budgeting or finance.
  • Desirable: University Degree in Finance or Accounting, or Business Administration will be an advantage.


  • Essential: 10 to 15 years of working experience within which 5 years are in finance, Budgeting and/or accounting activities.
  • Desirable: Experience within UN or other international or multinational organizations will be an advantage.


Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement inputs from several sources; to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to conceptualize and carry out tasks with little supervision; to provide financial analytical reports, using appropriate software; to interpret financial rules and regulations; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.
  • Desirable:The above language requirements are interchangeable.


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