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.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced university degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or related fields plus membership in an recgonised profressional accountancy body such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) or equivalent.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Support the Head of Finance and Admin and management team on financial matters
- Support corporate finance management strategies and major ongoing programmatic initiative, participating where appropriate using finance expertise.
- Contribute towards the development of country specific plans, policies and processes to meet the food assistance needs of beneficiaries within the Country.
- Analyse and report on key data for financial status and outcomes of projects in accordance with corporate governance requirements, ensuring accuracy, deadlines, and accounting processes are complied with.
- Coordinate with budget and programming unit on grants management to ensure grants are fully utilised before expiry dates.
- Oversee cash management processes to ensure adequate funds are available in the imprest accounts for smooth operations, ensuring efficient local banking arrangements and compliance with banking regulations. Ensure account balances are kept to minimum to reduce currency risk.
- Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, in order to provide management with financial, accounting and budgetary information to enable them to make informed decisions.
- Track and analyse data to identify opportunities for improvements to policies, systems and procedures in order to minimise financial risks, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and ensure services are aligned with business objectives.
- Set up proper accounting procedures and systems, internal controls to ensure that proper monitoring mechanisms are in place, identify weaknesses and address them accordingly.
- Guide and supervise finance staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
- Coordinate with auditors and oversight mission teams, respond to queries and follow up on audit recommendations implementation.
- Represent unit/CO at internal meetings, external meetings and events with other UN agencies, banks and other financial institutions, or other partners and entities as required.
- Act as OIC for Finance and Administration in the absence of the Head of Finance and Administration
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Has experience reviewing and analyzing financial statements.
- Has experience implementing accounting and internal control processes.