UN World Food Programme Senior Finance Associate Jobs in Kenya

UN World Food Programme Senior Finance Associate Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Background

  • In Somalia, the World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 500 employees who contribute to make Somalia hunger-free in close partnership with local partners.

  • 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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Senior Finance Associate Jobs in Kenya

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