2018 WHO/Nigeria Budget and Finance Officer Vacancy

Deadline: December 5, 2018.

To establish AFP surveillance for monitoring wild poliovirus transmission. To interrupt wild poliovirus transmission and achieve polio eradication in Nigeria. To strengthen routine immunization and reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable diseases. To achieve accelerated disease control through supplemental activities e.g. measles SIAs. To strengthen integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR).



I. Education

Essential: First University degree in public finance or business administration with post graduate training in relevant subjects such as accounting and finance.
Desirable: Master of Business and Administration (MBA).

II. Experience

Essential: At least 5 years’ experience in supervisory positions in public finance or in an international organization. Experience in preparation of analytical financial and budget reports. At least 3 years’ experience in the areas of planning, monitoring of Administrative activities. Experience in International NGOs/UN Agencies. Good knowledge of Accounting and related disciplines
Desirable: Experience in the United Nations System.

III. Skills

Thorough knowledge of budgeting and accounting practices and procedures. Good interpersonal skills and proven managerial and supervisory skills. Good knowledge of computerized accounting systems and in Enterprise resource planning (ERP). Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures. Must be computer literate and familiar with MS Windows applications. Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different nationalities.

IV. WHO Competencies

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

V. Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


The incumbent is responsible for planning, directing, executing, coordinating and reviewing all budget and finance related activities in Nigeria with particular focus on EPI and will be expected to perform the following duties:

1. Coordinate WHO/Nigeria Budget and Finance Unit and provide leadership in capacity building across the sub offices, mainly empowering Administrative Assistant (AA) and Finance staff in accounting and compliance to WHO rules and regulations.

2. Monitor the financial and budget implementation of WCO/Nigeria work plans and provide on regular basis an informed report for programme management.

3. Facilitate and ensure the effective Management of the Work Plans, Awards and Human Resource Plans.

4. Ensure effectiveness of WCO/Nigeria compliance to WHO Financial rules, regulations and DDM (Direct Disbursement Mechanism) implementation for SIA activities.

5. Organize the WHO Sub-Offices (37 State Offices) performance assessment and review/prepare update on the opened issues.

6. Oversee the monthly / annual Country Office Imprest accounts closure transactions and reporting.

7. Address any financial concerns from Regional office, Headquarters as well as the audit Queries/Observations/Recommendations.

8. Carry out any other duties to be assigned by the Supervisor





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