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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Posting Dates

Date of Issue:           05th January 2023                                                                       

Closing Date:           18th January 2023

Why Join WFP?

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain awareness of corporate finance and resource management strategies and major ongoing programmatic initiatives, participating where appropriate using finance and resource management expertise.
Contribute towards the development of country-specific plans and processes, aligned with Regional and wider WFP strategy, policies, and processes to meet the food assistance needs of beneficiaries within the Country.
Report on key data for financial status and outcomes of projects in accordance with corporate governance requirements, ensuring accuracy, deadlines, and accounting processes are complied with.
Monitor budgets and carry out forecasting for new and ongoing projects according to established corporate procedures and requirements.
Perform bank reconciliations, disbursements, clearance of receivables, overall cash management, and monthly financial closures on a regular basis in accordance with corporate requirements.
Where necessary, deliver core administrative services, working with contractors and following standard processes to provide cost-effective, quality, and timely services to WFP staff.
Where necessary, undertake basic human resource functions related to staff benefits, recruitment of local staff, and training.
Collate data and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, providing management with financial, staffing, and resource usage information to enable them to make informed decisions.
Track and collate data to support others to improve policies, systems, and procedures
Contribute to the delivery of financial controls and insight into WFP performance, supporting periodic risk and internal control assessments to identify areas that may present potential audit, compliance, or financial risks.
Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analyses and queries.
Represent unit/CO at internal, and external meetings, and events with other UN agencies, banks, other financial institutions, or other partners and entities as required.
Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP can quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
Other as required.

Minimum Qualification

Education:  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 internationally recognized professional accountancy body such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accounts (ICPA) or equivalent.

Experience: four (4) years or more of progressive professional experience in finance and accounting.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somalia language is a requirement.

Application Instructions.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Contract Duration: 1 yr Initial

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates


 Closing Date:   18th January 2023

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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