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Beirut - Finance Associate (G6)

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, September 8, 2023

WFP Lebanon encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. WFP does not charge a fee or request bank details at any stage of the recruitment process. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity, and disability.

يبحث برنامج الأغذية العالميّ عن موظفيين لديهم درجة عالية من النزاهة والمهنيّة. يتمّ اختيار الموظفين على أساس تنافسيّ. لا يتقاضى برنامج الأغذية العالمي أيّ رسوم ولا يطلب أي معلومات مصرفيّة خلال أيّ مرحلة من مراحل التوظيف. نحن ملتزوم بالتنوّع والإشراك ضمن القوى العاملة ونشجّع جميع المرشّحين المؤهّلين على تقديم الطلبات بغضّ النظر عن دينهم، معتقداتهم، خلفيتهم العرقيّة أو الاجتماعيّة، جنسهم، هويّتهم الجنسيّة أو إعاقتهم.

  • WFP Lebanon offers a flexible working hours schedule upon prior approval.
  • Our premises are accessible, and we are committed to accommodating any required reasonable accessible needs to remove barriers in the workplace.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

As an inclusive employer, WFP is committed to providing a supportive recruitment process for individuals with disabilities. Please contact us at (and copying in to advise us the type of support and reasonable adjustments you may require at this stage. A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.

Position deadline:

This position will close on 22 September 2023, 11:59 PM Rome time.

Organizational Background:

Assisting more than 115.5 million people in 120 + countries each year, the World Food Program (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by

2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

WFP Lebanon provides humanitarian assistance to over 2 million vulnerable persons for food and other essential needs through cash-based transfers and in-kind food. WFP Lebanon also provides food assistance in the form of snacks and fresh food to school aged students and promotes resilient livelihoods and sustainable food systems. In addition to direct assistance to the most food insecure and vulnerable people, WFP also supports government institutions, partners, and other entities to strengthen their capacity to deliver social assistance.

To know more about WFP’s mission, please check the below video:

Organizational Context: The post is based in Beirut CO and the incumbent is to report to the Finance Officer.

Job Purpose: 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.

Duration of Assignment: 12 months (renewable based on business need and performance)

Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive):

Under the direct supervision of the national Finance Officer, and the overall supervision of the Head of Finance, the Finance Associate will perform the following responsibilities:

  • Provide procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Support the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures and assist in setup and implementation of proper accounting procedures, systems, and internal controls.
  • Perform daily financial transactions, overall cash management, Cash Based Transfer (CBT) transactions, and monthly financial closures on a regular basis in accordance with corporate requirements.
  • 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 account balances and process financial transactions in an accurate and timely manner, to maintain appropriate cash balance to avoid the occurrence of an overdraft.
  • Monitor the centralized registry system to process all payments to internal staff and invoices to external suppliers in a timely manner and in accordance with WFP standards.
  • Contribute to the preparation, implementation and monitoring of budgets, monitor expenditure and budget forecasts, to ensure that relevant future funding requirements are met.
  • Support in processing monthly payroll for Lebanon staff.
  • Track and collate data to support others to improve policies, systems, and procedures 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 which may present potential audit, compliance, or financial risks.

Remain on stand-by and follow standard emergency preparedness practices to meet immediate emergency requirements for further service on the job and in the field.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completion of High School Degree. Bachelor’s degree in business, emphasis on accounting, audit, banking, and finance is desirable.

Experience: At least six (6) years of professional experience in Finance, Accounting, Audit, or relevant fields with independence, analysing financial figures, coordination with other functional units and managing complex funding situations.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Arabic and English. Knowledge of French language is added advantage.