United Nations World Food Programme Head of Finance and Support Services - Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda

United Nations World Food Programme Head of Finance and Support Services - Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda


Job Purpose

  • This position leads all aspects of finance, budget, administration, and technology.

  • The ideal candidate should have strong technical knowledge and experience required to identify, analyse and resolve complex financial issues.

  • They should provide technical expertise, advice and solutions that support strategic results, and formulate new strategies and technical approaches where appropriate.

  • This position reports to the Deputy Country Director, IRM.

    Main Accountabilities

    As Head of Finance and Support Services at the P-4 level, you will:

  • Contribute to the deliveries of Country Wide Priorities, CSP outcome, and actively participate in the UGCO CMT.

  • Support the corporate finance and resource management strategies, through supporting the development of strategically aligned policies, and participating in key programmatic initiatives, and embedding value for money in these initiatives through advice on financial assessment, reporting and accounting.

  • Determine indicators to measure cost efficiency and effectiveness, and report for assessment outcomes within the units.

  • Provide support and advice to Management and other staff in administration, budgeting, financial issues and regularly prepare reports for enhanced and objective strategic decisions.

  • Lead WFP positioning within the UN OMT and BOS roll out.

  • Lead and manage the Finance, Administration, ICT, and Budget Programming Units.

  • Propose and implement innovative financial, administrative, technological, budgeting and resource management policies, plans and solutions to achieve programmatic goals, improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations, minimise risk, and align services with business objectives.

  • Coordinate the delivery of accurate financial reporting and analyses in accordance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), ensuring accuracy, deadlines, accounting processes and corporate governance requirements are aligned with the Organization.

  • Design, monitor and analyse budgets for new and ongoing projects according to established corporate procedures and requirements.
  • Operational budgets are prepared, allocated, monitored and variance analysis is carried out on a regular basis and shared with management.

  • Enhance resource analysis reporting and support activity managers embrace available reporting tools for informed decision making.
  • Conduct crossed functional training in resource management to understand key regulation related to contribution, CSP planning and budgeting, expense/ cash-flow, and reporting.

  • Build cohesive and strong team within and across Finance, Administration, ICT, Budget Programming units through management of work plans, communications and performance monitoring.

  • Organize, encourage staff participation
    in training that support the career aspiration, and development plans.

  • Strengthen and efficiently manage internal business controls of the Uganda Country Office and sub offices and ensure adequate controls in place for cash based transfers.

  • Maintain up to date UGCO delegation authorities, enhance visibility and accountability through clear composition of committee and SOPs

  • High financial risks transactions per financial dashboard, covering cash management, accounts receivable (vendor and staff) management, accounts payable management and upstream procurement management are actioned upon.

  • Together with relevant units, review and strengthen the management of Cash Based Transfers.

  • Assess the CBT financial strength of service provider, obtain financial guarantee and monitor the performance in aligned with contractual agreement.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Experience

  • Has experience in multiple specialized financial areas.

  • Has managed complex financial operations, administration and budgets in large country offices.

  • Management of large teams with varied strengths.

    Academic

  • You have an advanced 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 plus membership in an international recognized professional accountancy body such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accounts (ICPA) or equivalent.

    Language

  • You are fluent in oral and written English.

  • You have an intermediate knowledge of another UN language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).

    Skills

  • You have strong technical knowledge and experience to identify, analyse and resolve complex financial issues.

  • You are able to provide technical expertise, advice and solutions that support strategic results.

  • You have the capability to formulate new strategies and technical approaches where appropriate.

  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; United Nations World Food Programme Head of Finance and Support Services - Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda

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