Financial Assistant

World Food Programme, Bogota, Colombia

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd January, 2020

Job Description


The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency to fight hunger. In Colombia, the support that WFP provides to the national government responds to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2 and 17 using innovative tools such as money transfers and local food purchases through farmers' associations. WFP's activities in Colombia focus on the most vulnerable populations, which include victims of violence, marginalized communities and ethnic groups. The objective is to rebuild and strengthen their livelihoods, ensuring that they have adequate access at all times to nutritious and diverse diets and increasing their ability to recover and adapt to climate change.

The strategic orientation and the activities proposed in the Country Strategy of the World Food Program respond to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the challenges currently facing the most vulnerable populations and local governments in Colombia. The Country Strategy contributes to building peace, reintegration and improving the livelihoods of the most vulnerable people.

The Colombian Family Welfare Institute in compliance with its principles and legislation, establishes strategies that allow it to provide care to the population victims of forced displacement and other victimizing events, or victims of disaster in the different territories of the country, contributing to the guarantee and effective enjoyment of the rights of children and adolescents, pregnant women, nursing mothers, indigenous families, black families, Afro-descendants, raizales and palenqueros and ROM families, victims of forced displacement or disaster victims, in the different territories of the country .

This requires joining technical, administrative and financial efforts in the application of strategies that contribute to guaranteeing the effective accompaniment of the population victims of forced displacement and other victimizing events in the context of the conflict, or victims of disaster through the operation of Mobile Units in 32 departments and the Capital District, by signing the Technical and Financial Cooperation Agreement with the World Food Program - WFP.


  • Analyze the financial data generated in the agreement.
  • Prepare financial reports and forecasts of budgetary resources.
  • The finance assistant works closely with the operations, programs and project personnel in the Office as necessary to resolve complex issues and exchange information. It promotes human rights and the gender approach in its area of ​​influence.


  • To be the focal point of interlocution and support in the matter of finances daily in matters of resource programming.
  • Support the Financial Associate in the monthly preparation of the financial and management reports of the agreement to be sent to the ICBF.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly the magnetic means of the agreement to be sent to the ICBF.
  • Follow up so that open items are clarified, make the necessary provisions and / or accounting adjustments within the accounting closing.
  • Prepare resource assignments, analyze contributions, propose appropriate and timely use of them according to needs.
  • Follow up the budget and alert the Administrative and Financial Associate and / or Project Management about important variations.
  • In coordination with the immediate supervisor, plan the execution of counterpart resources as established in the operating agreements.
  • Perform financial monitoring of the agreements and contributions that are implemented in the framework of the operation.
  • Prepare statistical tables and standard reports when required.
  • Assist internal and external audits and support in the preparation of responses and execution.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of new financial policies and procedures; interpret and evaluate the impact of the changes and make recommendations on follow-up actions.
  • Incorporate Gender Analysis and Protection in each office activity.
  • Support the Project Manager in the other administrative, financial and operational procedures and tasks that are required to achieve the objectives of the Office.


Under the supervision of the Administrative and Financial Associate, the Financial Assistant will be responsible for efficiently supporting all the general administrative, financial and operational processes necessary to support the execution of the agreement through the optimal use of the resources available under the principles of participation , respect, coexistence, equality and gender equity.


Education: Professional or technological degree in public accounting, administration, finance or related.


  • At least three years of professional experience two (2) of them of progressive experience as assistant of financial areas in the fields of finance, accounting, budgets, auditing or other related areas.
  • Knowledge in the use of computers for word processing, office automation packages (World, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and advanced knowledge in spreadsheets and database packages.
  • Desirable work experience at the United Nations

Languages:Fluency in Spanish


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