Finance Officer  – WHO


Job Description

Organization:World Health Organization
Job Title:Finance Officer – (2208966)
Contractual Arrangement:Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days):6 months (subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)
Job Posting:Nov 20, 2022, 3:58:03 PM
Closing Date:Dec 5, 2022, 12:59:00 AM
Primary Location:Sudan-Khartoum
Organization:EM_SUD WHO Representative’s Office, Sudan

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To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health priorities, sustainable development agendas and harmonized with the United Nations country teams and partners to improve health outcomes and progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage.


1. Ensure financial transactions are in compliance with the financial rules and regulations and that the imprest accounts are reconciled and submitted to the Regional Office in a timely manner.

2. Prepare general and specific budgetary estimates for projects; monitor the application, control and accounting of approved budgetary allocations by programmes.

3. Track and report on financing against budget; monitor implementation rates, consolidate financial data, prepare periodic/ad hoc budgetary and financial statements and returns, identify financial gaps, and recommend alternative action to managers as appropriate.

4. Consolidate, analyze and prepare the financial data as well as reports for the country office.

5. Facilitate and implement the efficient running of financial operations within the Polio programme, ensuring strict compliance with accounting standards including the application of IPSAS and other financial policies and procedures.

6. In coordination with the RMO, collaborate with counterparts within other UN agencies and Donors to facilitate budget resource management planning and resource mobilization.

7. Follow-up on donor proposals and reporting deadlines; verify and provide budgetary clearance to proposals and reports for resource mobilization team.8. Brief staff members and non-staff on relevant financial and budgetary rules and procedures.



Essential: A first university degree in accounting, financial management, business or public administration or economics with specialization in budgeting/accounting.
Desirable: An advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in business administration, finance, accounting, or public administration, professional qualification or licensure in accounting/ accountancy.


Essential: At least 1 year of relevant experience in finance, budget/accounting. Demonstrated experience in accounting and consolidation of financial data using ERP systems or similar packages.
Desirable: Experience or knowledge working in an international organization, and/or UN agency.


–> Sounds knowledge and skills in finance, budget, accounting, management policies, practices and procedures, including the application of IPSAS, and the ability to apply them in the country office setting as well as thorough knowledge of administrative and management principles and practices.

–> Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.

–> Proven skill to demonstrate professional competence and mastery of accounts and budgetary matters.

–> Ability to work closely in harmony with government and international officials at all levels

.–> Ability to work under pressure.

–> Demonstrated ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment.

–> Ability to work harmoniously as a leader as well as member of a team.

–> Good general knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems.

–> Skills in programme formulation, design and research development an asset.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 31,361 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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.
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  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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