Finance Assistant

WHO - World Health Organization, Congo

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th April, 2018

Job Description

The Accounts and Finance Management (AFM) Unit provides budget and finance management services to WHO programmes and administration, as well as support the management of financial assets of the organisation in the African Region. The work in scope include awards management, labour distribution planning and control, imprest and other accounts management, treasury, expenditure management and staff health insurance.


Under the general supervision and guidance of Finance Officer, the incumbent performs the following functions: Assist in clearing RO invoices on hold. Assist in following up on Regional Office (RO) encumbrances and liaise with concerned Budget Center for the purpose of clearing action. Assist with RO invoices payment requests via APIA or iSupplier: SSA and consultants (GMC Cluster). Assist in following up on invoices on hold (all AFRO Region) and liaise with concerned Budget Center for the purpose of clearing action. Assist in following up on prepayment (all AFRO Region) and liaise with concerned Budget Center for the purpose of clearing action. Assist in following up on reconciling items (all AFRO Region) and take corrective action, where required. Verify background documents of payment requests submitted in iSupplier; liaise with concerned initiator if additional information is required. Assist in periodical review of imprest ceilings, and perform exceptional review, if required due to particular context. Assist with RO supplier creation or update in GSM. Provide daily support to Budget Centers on TR and TC processing. Assist with TR and TC quality assurance activities and liaise with concerned office/staff, where necessary. Assist with RTC submission as to recover wrongly claimed amount. Ensure appropriate filing of accounting documents and vouchers. Perform, any other duty relating to areas of responsibility as assigned.



  • Essential: Completion of secondary education , combined with a Diploma ore equivalent technical training or commercial education with specialization in accounting, budgeting or finance.
  • Desirable: Higher education in accounting or finance will be an advantage.


  • Essential: 10 years of working experience with 5 to 7 years of responsible work in finance, Budgeting and/or accounting activities.
  • Desirable: Experience within UN or other international or multinational organizations will be anadvantage.


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

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Intermediate knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of French.


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