Offre d'emploi

Finance Officer

Référence 123695
Salaire xxx/ mois
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 17 Décembre 2021
Offre visitée 429 fois
Description de l'offre

Finance Officer
• Dakar, Sénégal
• Banque - Finance - Assurance
• ONG et Ambassades

The FAO is hiring a Finance Officer.

Organizational Setting
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through its Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to More efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems, for Better production, Better nutrition, a Better environment and a Better life, leaving no one behind.
The Finance Division recommends and administers financial policies and procedures that meet the highest professional standards; keeps accounts that accurately record financial activities and meet the requirements of internal and external audits; prepares reports to accurately portray the financial status of the Organization and its activities; ensures that the Organization’s financial resources are securely kept and productively employed while in FAO’s custody; oversees financial operations wherever performed in the Organization; and ensures that all disbursements are timely and made in accordance with established policies and procedures.
The post is located in the Global Financial Management Unit of the Finance Division.

Reporting Lines
The Finance Officer reports to the Deputy Director, Finance Division.

Technical Focus
Collection and analysis of financial information to support the delivery of various financial services/activities.

Key Results
Financial services and related assistance in accordance with internal policies, UN financial guidelines and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

Key Functions
• Provides financial reporting, general accounting, project accounting, and/or investment related services in accordance with FAO policies and regulatory framework.
• Collects and analyses financial information for inclusion in statutory and/or management reports, financial statements, and/or reports to donors as well as specific reports for Governing Bodies, donors and other partners.
• Contributes to updating financial policies and related tools, systems, technologies and related procedures.
• Responds to requests for assistance from managers and staff at HQ and the Decentralized Offices.
• Exchanges and/or provides information to banks, other financial institutions, donors and partners and provides information/clarification to auditors.
• Participates in the development of training and related training materials and promotes best practices and capacity development at HQ and in Decentralized Offices.
• Participates in Finance Division teams, leads working groups, and/or collaborates with other departments on short-term assignments.

Specific Functions
• Monitors adherence to financial policies in Decentralized Offices, highlighting any risks and suggesting mitigating factors to local teams as well as senior management;
• Provides functional support and training to Decentralized Offices in the region on best financial practices and usage of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Oracle;
• Prepares analyses of financial practices in Decentralized Offices for senior management;
• Recommends improvements to ERP systems to better support operational requirements in Decentralized Offices;
• Provides support to upgrades of financial modules of ERP systems.

Candidates will be assessed against the following

Minimum Requirements
• Advanced university degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field. An accountancy qualification as in CPA, CA etc. can substitute for an advanced degree.
• Five years of relevant experience in finance, accounting and/or business analysis.
• Working knowledge of French and English,

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills
• Extent and relevance of experience in accounting and in managing accounting functions
• Excellent computer skills and ability to analyse problems and develop effective, practical solutions
• Extent and relevance of experience in the system development of accounting and financial applications, particularly Oracle Financials
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable
FAO staff are expected to adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

General information
Extension of fixed term appointments is based on certification of performance and availability of funds
FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Conditions of service
• A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link:
• Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:
• Dependency allowances
• Rental subsidy
• Education grant for children
• Home leave travel
• 30 working days of annual leave per year
• Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund
• International health insurance; optional life insurance

Disability protection
FAO encourages a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes:
• elements of family-friendly policies
• flexible working arrangements
• standards of conduct.

Closing date: 17 December 2021.

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