OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Reporting to the Operations Officer, and under the overall guidance of the Incident Manager, the incumbent will plan and implement budget and finance operations, including all aspects of financial management and financial reporting.
The Budget and Finance Officer, reviews financial data, participates in evaluating financial risk assessment, provides inputs on financial issues, and prepares financial reports.
The incumbent ensures adherence to the International Public Sector Accounting Standards' (IPSAS), applicable emergency Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and financial policies and procedures.
The incumbent liaises closely with counterparts and budget & finance focal points in WHO country, regional and HQ offices, other UN agencies and Donors in carrying out their duties.
The incumbent might be required to supervise a team of support staff. Some of the activities to be performed by the incumbent include :
Ensure expenditures are appropriately charged to awards in line with the conditions in agreements with donors.
Essential : A first level university degree in Accounting, Financial Management, Business or Public Administration or Economics with specialization in budgeting / accounting from an accredited / recognized institute.
Desirable : An advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in business administration, finance, accounting, or public administration.
Professional qualification or licensure in Accounting / Accountancy.
Essential : At least two years’ professional experience, at the national and international level, in finance, budget / accounting.
Demonstrated experience in accounting and consolidation of financial data using ERP systems or similar packages
Desirable : Prior experience in supporting emergency or health outbreak operations at the field level. Relevant experience with WHO, other UN agencies or with an international Non-Governmental Organization.
Skills : Good command of MS office software : Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and use of the Internet.
Overall attitude to work
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Use of Language Skills
Essential : Excellent command of English
Desirable : Knowledge of other UN language would be an asset
AD DITIONAL INFORMATION
WHO only considershigher educational qualifications obtained from an institutionaccredited / recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a listupdated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United NationsEducational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The list can beaccessed through the link : . Some professionalcertificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
Applicants whoare not nationals of this country will not be considered