Apply: WFP Finance Assistant

Deadline: 28 June, 2020

Location: Kenya

The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance Assistant.

WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.


  • Assist in providing the procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations
  • Monitor monthly expenditure forecasts and provide expenditure reports in order to facilitate informed decision-making
  • Monitor the sub-imprest bank and petty cash accounts regularly, to ensure that adequate funds are available and appropriately disbursed
  • Verify vendor claims, advances and other receivables and observe appropriate procurement procedures, to ensure that suppliers are paid in a timely manner and in conformance with WFP finance rules and regulations
  • Assist in compiling information from various sources in order to prepare reports relating to budgets, accounting, finance and statistics
  • Retrieve, format and validate information obtained from various financial information systems and bring any discrepancy or inaccuracy to the attention of the supervisor and follow up corrective actions
  • Perform administrative duties related to the monitoring and recording of fixed assets, spend on fuel and spare parts for vehicles and generators, to ensure that the databases are accurately updated


  • Completion of a post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable
  • Advanced diploma in Finance, Accounting or in the related field is also desirable
  • Degree in the same field and membership in a professional accountancy body is an added advantage
  • Five years, minimum, of progressively responsible work experience in the field of Finance and Accounting
  • Proficiency in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision
  • Use tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals
  • Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention
  • Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff
  • Experience collecting and monitoring financial data on projects and programmes, assessing financial health and status, and reporting findings to senior leaders
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Fluency or intermediate knowledge of another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility

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