Finance & Administration Officer, Dolow, Somalia

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


Date of Issue: 1st September 2022 Closing Date: 14th September 2022

Why Join WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Act as an escalation point in providing procedural and technical support to staff in finance and administration.
  •  Coordinate a wide range of actions related to human resource, work planning, financial management and administrative requirements.
  •  Participate in the development and implementation of financial and administrative policies and procedures.
  •  Coordinate the provision of a range of services such as facilities management, travel, protocol, and light vehicle management.
  •  Contribute to the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of budgets, expenditure, and budget forecasts.
  •  Assist managers in the elaboration of resources requirement for budget submission.
  •  Prepare budget performance reports with analysis between approved budget and actual expenditures’ using various sources.
  •  Contribute to the improvement of internal processes, enhancement of corporate systems and internal controls.
  •  Monitor the daily cash position and initiate replenishment decisions on a timely manner.
  •  Regular liaison with head office to ensure that payments are processed in a timely manner.
  •  Monitor the expenditure trends and oversee the recording of financial transactions in an accurate and timely manner.
  •  Monitor, control and analyse general ledger accounts and regularly conduct reconciliations.
  •  Prepare and analyse financial and statistical reports for the various activity managers and guest houses.
  •  Supervise contractors providing office maintenance services and maintain requisite documentation.
  •  Supervise operations of different administrative tasks including screening, indexing, classifying, storing, and disseminating information.
  •  Prepare and consolidate complex reports, briefing notes and other documentation as requested.
  •  Undertake field missions to provide technical support and guidance.
  •  Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Advance University Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or related fields, or First University degree in the same subject(s) with additional years of related work experience

Experience: 1 year or more of progressive professional experience in Finance and Administrative Operations, preferably in an international organization, embassy, or UN system.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.

Knowledge & Skills:

  •  Hands-on Finance and Administrative Operations experience in the UN or INGOs is desirable
  •  Experience identifying opportunities, challenges, risks and providing solutions.
  •  Experience in managing relationships with UN agencies, NGOs, private sector and/or government organizations.
  •  Excellent analytical and writing skills, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Field experience within a range of contexts (emergency, conflict, and transition).

Terms and Conditions

Contract Duration: 1 year (initial)

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 14th September 2022

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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