Senior Finance Associate, G7 At World Food Programme


Senior Finance Associate, G7 At World Food Programme 1 Position
World Food Programme (WFP)

Nairobi, Kenya

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Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates only. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Finance Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Participate in the accurate application of financial policies and procedures to support the implementation of accurate accounting systems and internal controls.
  • Contribute to the improvement of internal processes, enhancement of corporate systems, and design tools to support transparent and efficient utilization of financial resources.
  • Monitor the daily cash position to optimize the use of surplus cash and improve returns on investment through the liquidity portfolio.
  • Ensure payments are processed timely, resolve complex issues relating to the disbursement of funds.
  • Contribute to preparation, implementation, and monitoring of budgets, expenditure, and budget forecasts to ensure future funding requirements are met.
  • Coordinate with other teams to ensure all financial and administrative serviced are performed efficiently and in line with the needs of the wider team.
  • Monitor account balances and coordinate recording of financial transactions accurately and timely.
  • Monitor, control, and analyze general ledger accounts to initiate and achieve corrective actions.
  • Prepare and analyze financial and statistical reports based on the established frequency and provide recommendations for further actions to the Finance Officer.
  • Coordinate and supervise work of other support staff and support their learning and development in the management of financial resources.
  • Be on standby and follow standard emergency preparedness practices in order to meet immediate emergency requirements for further service on the job and in the field.

Minimum Qualifications


Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certification in Finance and/or Accounting.


At least six years of progressively responsible experience in Finance.


Proficiency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience analyzing, interpreting data and generating reports.
  • Experience handling financial transactions
  • Strong skills in Microsoft office
  • Knowledge of ERP systems
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World Food Programme (WFP)
World Food Programme (WFP)

Nairobi, Kenya

300 - 10000 people

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