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UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2022 – Finance Assistant

Job Title: Finance Assistant – UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: UN World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Logistics Officer



UN World Food Programme (WFP) Profile:

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.



Job Summary:

At this level, the job holder is expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of finance/budget related processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. The Job holder is able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff. To support the VAT claims and compliance process, and provide general finance, budget and administration support services to facilitate transparent and efficient utilization of financial resources at the WFP Uganda Country Office (UGCO).



Roles and responsibilities of UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2022:

  • Support the Compilation and filing of the monthly Diplomatic Value Added tax (VAT) Claims to URA for both WFP and Cooperating Partner VAT Invoices. This will consist of the compilation and submission of VAT returns, original receipts or proof of payment and invoices for URA for verification.
  • Generate listings of vendor invoices approved in the Invoice Tracking System (ITS) and review them for VAT compliance before payment processing. Support in the overall tracking of vendor VAT compliance and provide periodic reporting that provides input for the vendor performance evaluation process.
  • 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.
  • Maintain the web-based register for all invoices and payment transfers and record paperwork, to ensure that all documents are maintained and filed in compliance with WFP standards and guidelines.
  • Monitor and record all expenses in line with the approved budget in order to ensure that correct expenditure costs are charged and payments to external suppliers, cash grants and other supplier invoices are processed in a timely manner.
  • Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other support staff, to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.


Qualifications for UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2022

  • First Level University Degree (Bachelors) in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or its equivalent.
  • Full or final stage professional accounting qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, or their equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in finance, accounting, auditing or related area.
  • Good working knowledge of the complete Microsoft Office suite, proficient in MS Excel. Ability to analyze, interpret and identify process improvements.
  • Experience in reviewing and analysing financial statements.
  • Experience in the compilation and filing of the monthly Diplomatic Value Added tax (VAT) claims to URA, including liaising with URA officials to resolve any tax issues arising is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and diverse teams is desirable.
  • Proven professional commitment to professionalism, punctuality, accuracy, confidentiality, integrity and flexibility, and proven experience in introducing new and more effective ways of working.


How To Apply for UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2022

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Closing Date: 18th March 2022



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