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Finance Officer

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WHO – World Health Organization   is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance Officer  in AA, Ethiopia

  • Job Title: Finance Officer, Addis Ababa 
  • Organization: WHO – World Health Organization
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Junior level – NO-B, National Professional Officer – Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2023-11-16

Purpose of the Post:

To provide financial management oversight to regional hubs including necessary guidance on eImprest management and other financial operations.

Organizational Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Operations Officer and direct supervision of the Programme, Budget and Finance Officer in close consultation with the Regional Hub Coordinators, the Finance Officer will provide support the regional hubs to ensure conformity financial rules and regulations and effective management of eImprest operations.The incumbent will liaise with various finance, administrative and technical units in the Country and regional offices to support efficient and effective implementation of financial transactions.

Description of Duties:

The incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:

·Management of the Country Office Imprest accounts as well as daily oversight of the operations of the six regional hub imprest accounts.

·Coordinate the eImprest and GL reconciliation of the country office and six regional hubs eImprest accounts including review of closure documents and reconciling items and subsequent submission to the regional office monthly.

·Develop and maintain a monitoring mechanism for eImprest transactions to ensure compliance to established WHO financial rules and regulations.

·Oversee the implementation of digital payment systems in support of field payments.

·Develop administrative and finance staff by improving their technical and substantive financial skills in eImprest management and related work processes

·Provides guidance and advice to staff in the regional hubs on financial matters

Required Qualifications


·Essential: University degree in Accounting, Management Sciences, Business Administration or Finance. For WHO staff only, equivalent professional training or self-study/work experience.

  • Desirable:A postgraduate degree or professional qualification in accounting, business administration or related fields.


·Essential: At least 2 years of proven experience in the area of administration, finance and accounting

·Desirable: Experience in WHO or any other UN Agency. Working knowledge or Oracle-based applications or any other ERP systems.

Knowledge and Skills:

Sound knowledge of financial management and administration, administrative skills, basic accounting.Specialized knowledge of WHO administrative and financial rules, procedures and practices. Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing an asset

WHO Competencies

  • Knowing and managing yourself
  • Producing results
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Communicating in a credible and effective way

·Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Amharic is required.

·Knowledge of local language is desirable.


  • Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 28,310 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test and/or an asynchronous video assessment may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and E-Manual.
  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.
  • The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its workforce . Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States ( are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to
  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter ( into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of short-listed candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
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  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
  • Please note that WHO’s contracts are conditional on members of the workforce confirming that they are vaccinated as required by WHO before undertaking a WHO assignment, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination, as certified by the WHO Staff Health and Wellbeing Services (SHW). The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence related to this condition. A copy of the updated vaccination card must be shared with WHO medical service in the medical clearance process. Please note that certain countries require proof of specific vaccinations for entry or exit. For example, official proof /certification of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter many countries. Country-specific vaccine recommendations can be found on the WHO international travel and Staff Health and Wellbeing website. For vaccination-related queries please directly contact SHW directly at
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