Budget & Finance Officer
World Health Organisations, Tunis, Tunisia
Closing Date for Applications:
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, andrecover from outbreaks and emergencies.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
- During deployment, the duty stationmay change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.
- Organize the day-to-day budget and financial operations encompassing quality control, monitoring and clearance, financial accounting and reporting, workplan and award management including cash flow forecasting and monitoring, while liaising with relevant team members.
- Manage funding allocations and awards process, prepare necessary forms for the awards' cycle and implements all budgetary and financial actions in the Global Management System (GSM), this includes workplan funding requests, submission of award budgets, reprogramming of awards and preparation of expenditure batches, while ensuring speedy response to the incident management team's financial requests. Ensure expenditures are appropriately charged to awards in line with the conditions in agreements with donors.
- Monitor and follow-up on donor proposals and reporting deadlines; verify and provide budgetary clearance to proposals and reports for resource mobilization team, ensure compliance with relevant financial policies, procedures and emergency SOPs.
- Track and report on financing against budget: monitor implementation rates, consolidate financial data, analyse and prepare periodic/ad hoc budgetary and financial statements and returns, identify financial gaps, and recommend remedial or alternative action to mangers as appropriate.
- Develop, update and maintain an accurate tracking system of all financial activities pertaining to the emergency preparedness, recovery and response operations at the country level.
- Oversee the accurate recording of financial transactions, calculation and payment of salaries, allowances and other payments to staff, non-staff, contractors and vendors.
- Support imprest account management: analyse expenditures against approved allocations, reconcile cash books with bank statements.
- Brief/debrief staff members, consultants and WHO responders, on relevant financial and budgetary rules and procedures.
- Draft audit responses, review and follow- up on any outstanding audit recommendations related to area of work.
- Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
- Essential: A first university degree in accounting, financial management, business or public administration or economics with specialization in budgeting/accounting from an accredited/recognized institute.
- Desirable: An advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in business administration, finance, accounting, or public administration. Professional qualification or licensure inaccounting/accountancy.
- Essential: Minimum of five years professional experience, at the national and international level, in finance, budget/accounting.Demonstrated experience in accounting and consolidation offinancial data using ERP systems or similar packages.
- Desirable: Prior experience in supporting emergency or health outbreak operations at the field level. Relevant experience with WHO, other UN agencies, health clusterpartners, recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization.
- Thorough knowledge of accounting, budgetary and financial management principles and their application.
- Excellent understanding of accounting practices and procedures, including the application of IPSAS
- Strong analytical, time management and problem solving skills.
- Knowledge of WHO rules, regulations, policies and practices would be an asset.
Use of Language Skills
- Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
- Desirable: Expert knowledge of Arabic.