Finance Officer
World Health Organization (WHO)
EM/POL Polio Eradication
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Grade: NO-B, Entry Professional
Job Expired 23 Mar 2021
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Job Description

PN# 420935


To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State's health and development agendas and harmonized with the United Nations country teams. The objective of the Polio programme is to eradicate polio as per the Global Eradication Initiative (GPEI) End Game Plan 2019-2023 as well as reducing morbidity of other EPI target diseases


1. Organize the day-to-day budget and financial operations encompassing monitoring and clearance, financial accounting and reporting, workplan and award management including cash flow forecasting and monitoring, while liaising with relevant team members.

2. Contribute to the development of Polio programme budget and work plans. Support the funding allocations and awards, prepare necessary forms for the awards' cycle and implements all budgetary and financial actions in the Global Management System (GSM), this includes workplan funding requests, submission of award budgets, reprogramming of awards and preparation of expenditure batches, while ensuring speedy response to the incident management team's financial requests. Ensure expenditures are appropriately charged to awards in line with the conditions in agreements with donors.

3. Follow-up on donor proposals and reporting deadlines; verify and provide budgetary clearance to proposals and reports for resource mobilization team, ensure compliance with relevant financial policies, procedures and emergency SOPs.


4. Compile and verify immunization campaign budgets. Track and report on financing against budget: monitor implementation rates, consolidate financial data, prepare periodic/ad hoc budgetary and financial statements and returns, identify financial gaps, and recommend alternative action to mangers as appropriate.

5. Update and maintain an accurate tracking system of all financial activities pertaining to the Polio Eradication Initiative operations at the country level.

6. Ensure accurate recording of financial transactions, calculation and payment of salaries, allowances and other payments to staff, non-staff, contractors and vendors. Support validation of financial transactions at all levels through periodic checks and use of audits conducted by the WHO finance team or contracted external auditors.

7. Support imprest account management: analyse expenditures against approved allocations, reconcile cash books with bank statements.

8. Brief/debrief staff members, consultants and WHO responders, on relevant financial and budgetary rules and procedures.

9. Follow-up on any outstanding audit recommendations related to area of work. 10. Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.



Essential: A first university degree in accounting, financial management, business or public administration or economics with specialization in budgeting/accounting
Desirable: An advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in business administration, finance, accounting, or public administration, professional qualification or licensure in accounting/accountancy.



Essential: Minimum of two years professional experience in finance, budget/accounting. Demonstrated experience in accounting and consolidation of financial data using ERP systems or similar packages.
Desirable: Prior experience in supporting emergency or health outbreak operations at the field level. Relevant experience with WHO, other UN agencies, Health Cluster Partners, recognized Humanitarian Organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization.


Thorough knowledge of accounting, budgetary and financial management principles and their application. Excellent understanding of accounting practices and procedures, including the application of IPSAS. Strong analytical, time management and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of WHO rules, regulations, policies and practices would be an asset.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Producing results
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local language.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Another WHO off.lang.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at PKR 4,222,713 (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 may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that 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.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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