National Professional Officer

World Health Organization, Jakarta, Indonesia

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th January, 2020

Job Description


The objective of the Progrmame is to deliver WHO core functions at the country level, with particular focus of the Organization's directing and coordinating role for international work. Within this framework, activities include support to the Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans, and development and management of WHO technical cooperation progammes at the country level. The immediate objective to lead a team of national staff and manage the Budget and Finance functions for WCO Indonesia.


Under the direct supervision of the Administrative Officer and general supervision of WHO Representative the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • General Ledger (GL)- Budget Monitoring and related GL budget vouchers, expenditure batches, collaborate with Planning Unit for biennial budget development process, closely monitoring deadlines, identifying and reporting funding/budgeting problems, proposing solutions to ensure alignment and compliance with business rules and financial practices.
  • Assist in developing/strengthening standard operational procedures (SOPs) and checklists for effective support and service delivery to the technical programmes in the WHO country office and overseeing the budget and finance team for accurate and timely reporting to the WR for informed decision-making;
  • Verify and provide budget clearance to project proposals, correspondence and requests, ensures compliance with financial regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Develop and maintain an accurate financial tracking system of all financial activities and monitor implementation. Extracting data from Enterprise resource planning system (GSM) and converting this complex data into meaningful, timely and relevant information, analyze financial implementation status, encumbrances and PO reports and reviewing financial data to advise the Administrative Officer, oversee and support preparation of various ad-hoc financial monitoring reports and dashboards.
  • Propose alternative methods and approaches to streamline and improve processes, provide advice on policies and procedures; provide recommendations on financial policy, improvements in internal controls and guidelines and procedures for the Region, provide trainings on various cross functional areas on financial implications.
  • Continuous capacity building of technical and administrative support staff in expenditure management, interact with management and technical units to provide guidance and clarifications on WHO administrative and financial policies and practices and respond to budget and finance queries, undertake responsibility for accuracy and reconciliation of budgetary and accounting records prepared by other support staff in the Unit
  • Production of simple/easy to read reports with required actions, effective monitoring on use of funds before expiration dates; correct expenditure recording, supervise monthly, annual and biennial closure exercises.
  • Manage and oversee the day-to-day functioning of Budget and Finance Unit including planning, organizing and supervising staff, identify priorities, allocate tasks, evaluate performance of staff and review closely work assignments. Identify errors and gaps, advise on corrective actions required to solve problems emerging during the processes and validate the compliance of all actions in light of financial rules and procedures of the organization.
  • Perform any other task as assigned by the supervisor.



  • Essential: University degree in Commerce, Finance, Business Administration or related field.
  • Desirable: Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance or relevant field. Certification as CPA or Chartered Accountant will be an advantage.


  • Essential: At least one-year experience in finance and accounting area, in a recognized International Company or International Organization or United Nations.
  • Desirable: 5 years of solid experience and good knowledge of the International Public-Sector Accounting Standards acquired through work with United Nations or International Organization.


Knowledge of principles of accountancy and its application for quick and accurate computation of information from the financial data base;• Thorough knowledge of The International Public-Sector Accounting Standards/ UN financial rules and regulations, manual provisions, end to end financial procedures and guidelines;• To interpret financial rules and regulations and develop standard procedures;• To establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;• Excellent written and oral communication/drafting skills• Ability to supervise staff and manage teams.• Ability to apply technical knowledge in day-to-day work

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Bahasa INDONESIA.


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