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Executive Associate (Budget & Finance) – (2308764)
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 Years
Primary Location: Nepal-Kathmandu
Organization: SE_NEP WR Office, Nepal
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
To provide budget/financial support services to the WHO collaborative programmes and country office operation and to exercise internal quality control to ensure budget/financial rules and procedures are observed in processing budget/financial transactions.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative (WR) and direct supervision of the Administrative Officer (AO), the incumbent will provide financial support services to the WHO Country Office for Nepal by performing the following duties:
- Undertakes responsibility for operating and maintaining the e-imprest accounts for both foreign and local currency, including the reconciliation of imprest accounts, timely replenishments, submission of monthly and year-end imprest returns;
- Verifies the calculations concerning settlement of claims, payments related to Agreement for Performance of Work (APWs), Direct Financial Cooperation (DFCs) and Technical Service Agreements (TSAs), statement of accounts, supplier payments and perdiem payments to be made to the meeting/seminar/workshop participants etc. done by the Executive Assistant (Budget/Finance) and staff/temporary staff under the programmes;
- Maintains a central record for payment of installments of continuing activities and ensures that subsequent installments are made following receipt of interim statements of expenditure of funds previously transferred to institutions, individual experts, and contractual partners; to follow-up of overdue APW/DFC financial and technical reports, liaises/interacts directly with various institutes/Government of Nepal in the course of the aforementioned duties;
- Liaises with SEARO and the GSC on all matters related to Budget, Finance and Payroll;
- Maintains accounts of the reimbursable purchases made on behalf of the Government of Nepal by WHO;
- Ensures that bank reconciliations are regularly performed and regularly reviewed by responsible WHO Officers. Prepares required financial reports and statements as requested by SEARO for analysis. Responds to queries stemming from SEARO’s analysis;
- Maintains a record of the VAT refund from the concern government office and ensure to keep following-up for timely VAT refund to WHO;
- Briefs and guides new staff members including temporary staff and non-staff on the application and interpretation of financial rules and regulations, procedures, policies and accounting principles.
- Monitors in-house cost sharing arrangements in connection with the WHO’s financial obligation towards sustaining UN common services by liaising with UNDP;
- Participates in visits to institutes/projects to audit/monitor accounts/working arrangements and suggest improvements;
- Assists the WR, AO and other professional officers in all aspects of accounts maintenance and budget control by providing reports on financial status, exchange rates, in addition to advice on admissible types of expenditures, costing and potential funding problems. Acts as a key team member in responding to budget/finance/payroll queries from BFO/SEARO, the GSC and the Government of Nepal;
- Assists in analyzing the decentralized financial arrangement under the Immunization and Vaccine Development Programme to ensure accurate recording of financial transactions, reconciliation of accounts, maintenance of financial and accounting records and the preparation of recurring and special reports required by the WR and RO;
- Assists WR/AO and other professional officers in the conduct of periodical Programme Review Meetings including preparation of financial data for budget estimates and financial planning;
- Supervises/assists clerical staff members providing accounting support services;
- Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Essential: Completion of secondary school education.
Desirable: Training in accounting, budgeting and finance. University degree in Budget/Finance would be an asset.
Essential: At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, budgeting and finance functions.
Desirable: Relevant working experience with UN agencies, an asset.
- Thorough knowledge of WHO Budget/Financial Rules, Regulations and procedures and GSM usage in Budget/ Financial Accounting Modules.
- Good knowledge of computer applications and software including MS Office applications (specifically excel, word and ppt.).
- Ability to draft reports/correspondence concisely and clearly, etc.
- Ability to maintain good working relationships.
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Producing results
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Intermediate knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Nepalese.
WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at NPR 2,279,060 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
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Closing Date: Oct 27, 2023, 3:44:00 AM