Вакансія: Finance Officer, SC-8. Multiple locations: Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Odesa, Ukraine


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Вакансія: Finance Officer, SC-8. Multiple locations: Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Odesa, Ukraine

JOB TITLE:  Finance Officer

Grade: SC 8

Number of openings: 01

Contract Type: Service Contract

Post holder reports to: Head of Finance and Administration

Duration:  6 months, with possibility of extension

Duty Station (City, Country): (Multiple locations: Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Odesa) Ukraine


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability, and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and the impact of climate change. 

Our response to emergencies – saving lives and livelihoods either through direct assistance or by strengthening country capacities – remains at the heart of our operations, especially as humanitarian needs become increasingly complex and protracted. 


To support the stewardship of WFP’s resources, monitoring budgets, forecasting, reporting on key data and providing basic administrative and human resource functions that enable effective management of funds, and ensure assistance to beneficiaries is undertaken in the most efficient and effective way possible.


  • Maintain awareness of corporate finance and resource management strategies and major ongoing programmatic initiatives, participating where appropriate using finance and resource management expertise.
  • Contribute towards the development of country-specific plans and processes, aligned with Regional and wider WFP strategy, policies, and processes to meet the food assistance needs of beneficiaries within the Country.
  • Report on key data for financial status and outcomes of projects in accordance with corporate governance requirements, ensuring accuracy, deadlines, and accounting processes are complied with.
  • Monitor budgets and carry out forecasting for new and ongoing projects according to established corporate procedures and requirements.
  • Perform bank reconciliations, disbursements, clearance of receivables, overall cash management and monthly financial closures on a regular basis in accordance with corporate requirements.
  • Where necessary, deliver core administrative services, working with contractors and following standard processes to provide cost-effective, quality and timely services to WFP staff.
  • Where necessary, undertake basic human resource functions related to staff benefits, recruitment of local staff, and training.
  • Collate data and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, providing management with financial, staffing, and resource usage information to enable them to make informed decisions.
  • Track and collate data to support others to improve policies, systems, and procedures in order to minimize financial risks, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and ensure services are aligned with business objectives.
  • Contribute to the delivery of financial controls and insight into WFP performance, supporting periodic risk and internal control assessments to identify areas that may present potential audit, compliance, or financial risks.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries. 
  • Represent unit/CO at internal meetings, external meetings, and events with other UN agencies, banks and other financial institutions, or other partners and entities as required. 
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis. 
  • Other as required

Experience Required:

  • Has performed basic financial analyses at a national and/or operational level.
  • Has experience managing financial transactions.


  • Advanced University degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or related fields, or First University degree in the same subject(s) with additional years of related work experience. 
  • Membership in an international recognized professional accountancy body such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accounts (ICPA) or equivalent.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English (level C).
  • Fluency in Ukrainian/ Russian is an asset.

All employment decisions are made based on organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 

Female Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.  


Thursday, 14 July 2022


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