Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WHO - World Health Organization,Programme, Budget and Finance Officer Jobs in Tanzania



Closing date: Tuesday, 30 June 2015
The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/15/FT303
Title: Programme, Budget and Finance Officer

Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract: 1 year
Date: 11 June 2015
Application Deadline: 30 June 2015
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania
Organization unit: AF_SSR AF South-East Sub-Region (AF_SSR) /
AF_TZA Tanzania (AF_TZA)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : Within the Country Management Support Unit (CSU), to provide direct support and services to the WHO Country Office in the area of workplan management and budgeting functions.
Country Management Support Units (CSU) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an enterprise resource Planning (ERP) system.
Description of duties: Under the direct supervision of the Operations Officer, the incumbent performs the CSU functions as they relate to programme planning, management and monitoring. The incumbent will have constant interaction with the Planning and Budgeting Management Regional Team and Cluster Client Services within the budget centre (s) concerned, consult and interact with other team members within the Regional Office Management Support Unit (RSU), Inter-country Support Units (ISU), Country Management Support Units (CSU), the Headquarters and the Global Service Center.
  • Input/update workplans including planned costs in GSM;
  • Initiate setting up of HR plans, identify and include positions in HR plans, update position parameters and submit for approval;
  • Initiate mapping of positions to task and awards;
  • Complete Award Activation, Distribution and Amendment requests;
  • Raise or revise workplan funding requests;
  • Develop/revise award budgets ;
  • Monitor expenditures against award budgets, project funding, award distributions and PB allocations;
  • Identify and process necessary revisions to expenditures, award budgets and project funding;
  • Monitor and review staff costs in occupied and vacant positions;
  • Follow up on cancellation of encumbrances in relation to travel costs and procurement of goods and services (refer to accounting instruction 45);
  • Perform budget analysis and produce budget and award reports;
  • Contribute to the reporting on performance assessment.
  • Supervise and train two or more staff members providing program/budgetary and finance assistance and evaluate their work as necessary
  • Perform other duties as may be required.
·         REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
·         Education: Essential: University degree in Finance, Management Accountancy or Business Administration. Post Graduate degree in Finance or Accounting Management.
·         Desirable: Membership of professional accounting bodies e.g. C.A.
·         Skills: Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc) with an emphasis on Excel or a similar workbook application.
·         Experience: Essential: At least 2 years of professional experience with an emphasis on programme management and/or budget and financial monitoring.
·         Desirable: Good knowledge of programme management and end-to-end business processes as designed in the Global Management System; Experience in project management, ideally in the UN System and/or a public health context; Good knowledge of GSM System or similar ERP Systems;
·         Languages: Excellent knowledge of English with the ability to work in another UN language.
·         This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
·         Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
·         All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
·         WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
·         Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
·         WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

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