Details
  • Job Title: Finance Assistant (Lahore)

  • Organization Name: WHO - World Health Organization

  • Location: Lahore

  • Number of Vacancies: 1

  • Gender: Any

  • Closing on: 2023-02-06

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Background
  • OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

    To ensure that effective WHOcountry presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategiesthat are aligned with Member State's health and development agendas, andharmonized with the United Nations country teams

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

    Maintain an overview on budgetary, funding, and related financial issues, closely monitoring deadlines, obligations, gaps etc. and closely work with country finance team. Draw supervisors' attention to specific/unusual discrepancies or problems, recommend necessary corrective actions Initiate, consolidate and prepare periodic reports on the budgetary situation, implementation rates and special financial reports; prepare detailed cost estimates and participate in budget analysis and projections as required. Initiate correspondence and answer queries related to area of work.Monitor timely transfer of program funds andaward budgeting GSM workplans. Monitordistribution and amendments of awards, follow up on cash receipts andunapplied receivable balances, monitor revisions of amounts vis-a-vis awarddistribution by Output and budget center, check validity of awards, reportingdeadlines and linkage of awards to projects and initiate action for expenditure batchesAdminister the E-Imprest system, scrutinize and select data from variety of sources, ensure accuracy in calculations and attachment of necessary supporting receipts of payments and authorizations. Process and monitor of eImprest General Ledger and all eImprest transactions to ensure accuracy of financial data, adequacy of supporting documents and maintenance of proper accounting records in compliance with financial procedures and WHO rulesFollow up on activity and operational budget plans through GSM to ensure timely obligation of funds for the implementation of procurement services Imprest purchase orders, Direct Financial Cooperation (DFC's), Direct Implementation (DIs), General External Services (GES), Non-Grant Letter of Agreement (NGLOA) etc.Advise and brief all staff and non-staff on financial rules and procedures pertaining to allowances, salary advances, travel claims, submission of monthly operational expenses and other financial matters. Coordinate and closely working with other Finance AssistantsPrepare payment instructions for frontline workers for the bank and monitor process up-to the payment to final beneficiaries. Liaise with the officials of local banks to review progress on release of payment to other service providers and campaign workers.Reconcile EIMPREST cashbooks and justify any difference in reconciliation; prepare cash counts and toreconcile with the cashbook monthly. Comparecash books with bank statements to compute gain and loss in exchange rate onmonthly basis and liaison with officials of local banks to obtain day-to-dayinformation on exchange rates, changes in procedures and regulations andmatters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts.

     

Requirements
  • Education

    Essential: Completion of secondary education; training and /or technical courses in business administration/commerce or accounting.
    Desirable: A university degree in accounting, commerce, or business administration is an asset.

    Experience

    Essential: At least eight years of related experience in accounting and/oradministrative work
    Desirable: Relevant experience in the UN system

    Skills

    Very good time management and organizational skills. Demonstrated knowledge of banking regulations and local laws. Very good analytical skills. Knowledge of the organization's policies and regulations ingeneral, and in particular, regarding project activities and financialprocedures is an asset.

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