• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : 06 Months Contract
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : FINANCE

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Educational Requirements: Completion of secondary school education. Advanced University degree in Audit, Business and Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or other related field, or First University degree with additional professional experience. Completed certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Chartered Accountant (CCA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent is required (or proven reconciliation experience). Knowledge & Skills: Demonstrated expertise in reconciliations, methodologies and practices including applicable financial rules and procedures. Demonstrated practical use of reconciliation techniques including familiarity with electronic sources and databases. Knowledge of how to collect information, systemize, analyse and put forward solid recommendations. Strong business acumen, analytical and strategic thinking. Strong coordination, planning and leadership skills including ability to influence Senior Managers by consistent and clear communication. Excellent oral and written communication skills and setting priorities Ability to coach staff in undertaking audit assignments and in drawing conclusions. Working Languages: Fluency in either English or French and good working knowledge of the other. Essential Experience: Typically, five or more years of relevant progressively responsible experience in planning, leading and executing reconciliations in various organizations. Demonstrated records of supervision of reconciliation teams or staff. Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

  • JOB PURPOSE: WFP Cameroon CO signed a contract with MTN in 2016 for the provision of restricted cash transfers (via mobile phones, SIM cards and beneficiary e-money accounts) to targeted beneficiaries. However, since the commencement of this arrangement, there has not been any post distribution reconciliation carried out. The CBT Reconciliations Team has been set up by Management to review the contract arrangements with MTN and carry out monthly reconciliation of the monies paid to beneficiaries' mobile money accounts, establish any unutilized funds if that there could and establish if these monies have been returned to WFP beneficiaries account in line with the stated Terms of Reference. The team has also been tasked to undertake specific reconciliations as outlined here below. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority): Under direct supervision of the Deputy Country Director, the CBT Reconciliation Officer will among other tasks perform the following activities: Study the contract arrangements between WFP and the FSP right from the inception in 2016 to date with the aim of reviewing and ensuring that disbursement arrangements from the FSP to the beneficiaries is well documented and in accordance with the contract document. Study the MTN system developed for the sending of assistance to beneficiaries is well documented by both WFP and MTN and has strong internal controls. Propose stronger internal control and reconciliation processes going forward. Prepare risk-based reconciliation plans and programmes, prepare and review reconciliation reports, develop and document the existing beneficiary reconciliation steps, observations and related recommendations to address shortcomings identified, strengthen internal controls regarding beneficiary reconciliations and improve business processes. Ensure that the status of Beneficiary list sent by the Field Offices during the period for each monthly report reconciles with the CO disbursement reports. Establish any weaknesses identified ad propose strong reconciliation processes going forward. Review and understand the current arrangements of the Finance Officers reconciliation between the funds disbursed by MTN to the beneficiaries and the confirmation report generated by the systems. Review the Beneficiary list and ascertain the authenticity of the list provided by the FOs to determine beneficiaries and Non-beneficiaries who have received monies into their SIM cards and account for differences (if any) Review the reconciliation of beneficiary accounts active Sim Cards so as to determine unresolved anomalies in the bulk payment and Beneficiary receipts. Review the reconciliation reports of beneficiary transactions dates (with exception of reception date of cash benefit or return date of unspent balances) with the return of unredeemed benefits to the relevant WFP Benefit Account to ensure that unredeemed benefits are timely returned to WFP in accordance with the agreement signed. Consider reconciliation implementation issues and consult with relevant units (Programme, CBT and Finance) to find solutions. Review the existing mission reports on reconciliation and indicate the extent to which the recommendations have been adopted. Train, guide and provide leadership to the reconciliation team on upcoming issues. 4Ps Core Organizational Capabilities: Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives Understands WFP's Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives. Be a force for positive change Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners). Make the mission inspiring to our team Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP's mission. Make our mission visible in everyday actions Sets own goals in alignment with WFP's overall operations and is able to communicate this link to others. Look for ways to strengthen people's skills Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs. Create an inclusive culture Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment. Be a coach & provide constructive feedback Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence and develop and improve individual skills. Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances. Encourage innovation & creative solutions Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work. Focus on getting results Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors. Make commitments and make good on commitments Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities. Be Decisive Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction. Connect and share across WFP units Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams' priorities and preferred working styles. Build strong external partnerships Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners. Be politically agile & adaptable Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders. Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP's unique value as a partner. FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES: Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Internal Controls & Compliance Utilizes understanding of risk management approaches and internal controls to monitor projects and programmes to confirm regulatory compliance and ensure data integrity. Performance Budgeting, Reporting & Analysis Manages budget, business planning, and forecasting discussions on a programme-wide level, integrating financial resource information from a portfolio of projects to analyze effectiveness and financial viability. Resources Management (People, time, assets, etc.) Monitors trends in staffing and resource usage to anticipate and escalate potential issues to programme leaders Financial Management and Accounting Principles Monitors and advises senior leaders on the financial status of projects and programmes, tracking outcomes to ensure transparent and effective utilization of resources. Application Deadline: May 18th, 2020 WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service. www.wfp.org

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