Finance Assistant

World Health Organization, Lilongwe, Malawi

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th October, 2018

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:

  • Maintains financial records and financial transactions relating to his/her area of work in the GSM environment;
  • Verifies accuracy and compliance of transactions and returns to the WHO rules and regulations, manual provisions and operating procedures from the WHO country office;
  • Gnerate reports from the Global Management System; Prepare recurring reports as scheduled and special reports as required to facilitate financial implementation analysis;

Advises and assists staff on various financial processes, controls and operations in the GSM environment inthe areas of HR Plan operation and management, income and awards, and financial analysis and reporting;

  • Initiates and responds to queries and correspondences on accounts and financial transactions as required;
  • Liaise with MVIP staff and counterparts at WHO HQ for all financial planning support and expenditures;
  • Liaise with the Evaluation Partners, consolidating inputs and assisting with timely reporting; Performs any other duties as assigned.Achievement Activities Include:

Timely and high-quality output and results to support the achievement of the objectives of the unit and of the MVIP, and enable effective program implementation in the region.



  • Essential:Completion of secondary education or equivalent technical training or commcommercial education with specialization in accounting, budgeting or finance.
  • Desirable: Diploma or higher education in accounting or finance will be an advantage.


  • Essential: 8 years of working experience with 3 to 5 years of responsible work infinance, 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.


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