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National Professional Officer – Finance Vacancy at WHO, 23rd Oct., 2018


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 below:

Job Title: National Professional Officer – Finance

Ref No: 1805133
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: NO-B
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration: 12 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time


  • To strengthen the Administration and Finance unit of the WHO Country Office with adequate and qualified human resources.

Description of Duties

  • The National Professional Officer/Finance assists the International Operations Officer with analysis and assessment of budgeting, utilization & liquidation of WHO funds on a regular manner.
  • Participate as an active member of local procurement committee in the WCO
  • Ensure that the appropriate WHO soft wares are used in maintenance of ledgers and accounting records for classification, recording of financial transactions, preparation of monthly expenditure reports, that charges are properly allocated and allotments are not exceeded;
  • Handle calculations and payments of salaries, allowances, travel claims and other payments to staff members, experts, consultants, vendors and other claimants. Also ensure timely transfer of project funds to the concerned implementing counterparts;
  • Assist in the preparation of donor agreements for mobilization of resources locally from partners and other funding agencies and monitor/track the implementation of Grants/Agreements accordingly;
  • Review budget expenditures against approved allotments; reconcile cashbooks with bank statements, assist program officers by providing information on allotment reports, availability of funds and expenditure procedures:
  • In consultation with the international OO, the incumbent provides the WCO with analysis and assessment services on financial matters.
  • He/She advises colleagues and management on optimal resource utilization recommending adaptation of organizational processes to meet specified programme requirements.
  • Ensure all financial and technical reports are submitted on WHO supported programs to Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other collaborating partners;
  • Set up tracking systems of all the financial activities connected with the WHO Country Office and ensure accuracy and regular daily updates are made.
  • Maintain liaison with officials of local Banks to obtain dally Information on matters regarding to maintenance of office bank accounts and reconciliation of Bank accounts;
  • Undertake visits to Ministry of Health (MoH) and to ensure the applicability of appropriate records and timely retirement of WHO funds {LCS).
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of cash and cheques;
  • Prepares correspondences, reply financial queries and Justifications, as required;
  • Provide monitoring and evaluation support of WHO funds to the WR
  • Carry out other activities as and when assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Essential: University degree in Accounting, Management Sciences, Business Administration or Finance.
  • Desirable: A postgraduate degree in business administration or professional training.


  • Essential: At least 2 year of proven experience in the area of administration, finance and accounting.
  • Desirable: Experience in WHO.


  • Sound knowledge of office management and administration, administrative skills, basic accounting. Specialized knowledge of WHO administrative and financial rules, procedures and practices. Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing an asset.

WHO Competencie:

  • Knowing and managing yourself
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Use of Language Skills
  • Essential: Excellent knowledge of English.

Additional Information

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position.
  • WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

Deadline: 11:59:00 PM, 6th November, 2018.

How to Apply
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