Finance Officer (DDM) – NOA at World Health Organization (WHO)

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World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Finance Officer (DDM) – NOA

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Reference ID: 2106975
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Job Description

  • Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative, overall supervision of the Operations Officer, and direct supervision of the Technical Officer, PEP Programme Management, the incumbent will provide administrative and finance support to the Programme with a focus on Direct Disbursement Mechanism established to manage funds for Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIAs).

Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the Incumbent has to do to achieve Main Objectives; include Main Achievements expected)
To effectively discharge the duties and responsibilities, incumbent collaborates with central, Zonal and State offices and works closely with national counterparts as well as partners. The incumbent performs the following specific duties:

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  • Provides support in planning, monitoring and evaluating the funds disbursement mechanism;
  • Coordinates the preparation of operational budget for supplementary immunization activities in collaboration with field offices and partners;
  • Manages the day-to-day operation of the staff assigned in the unit, supervisor the execution of assignments distributed to each member of the team and report the outcome;
  • Verifies programme documents and reports from WHO field offices, bank, the accounting firm, and other partners;
  • Initiates proposals for deployment of resources to support field immunization activities in line with approved budget and technical orientations;
  • Monitors the successful implementation of payment to vaccination personnel that support the supplementary immunization activities; Compiles project updates and submit regular activity reports;
  • Monitors the implementation of the funds disbursement mechanism guidelines by identifying problems and providing programme and administrative solutions;
  • Regularly reviews project guidelines and standard operating procedures in collaboration with the central and field administrative teams and partners;
  • Performs any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Education (Qualifications)

  • Essential: University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration or other relevant fields
  • Desirable: Professional certificates in accounting or management

Experience:

  • Essential:  At least 5 years of experience in administration/management of a complex programme
  • Desirable: WHO or UN international experience in finance, accounting or administration.

Recruitment Profile
Competencies: Generic (Describe the core, management or leadership competencies required –  See WHO competency model – list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones).

Competencies: Functional (Describe the competencies specific to the post):

  • Moves forward in a changing environment
  • Fosters integration and teamwork;
  • Ensures the effective use of resources;
  • Builds and promotes partnerships across the organization and beyond.

Languages:

  • Essential: Excellent knowledge of English  
  • Desirable: Knowledge of the other UN languages.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

  • Managerial skills and experience
  • Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Willing and able to travel extensively in Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
11:59 PM: 21st December, 2021.

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How to Apply
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