WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Date of Issue:        06th January 2023                                                                         Closing Date:   19th January 2023

Organizational Background

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.


This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Providing technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules, and regulations. Participate in the correct application of financial policies and procedures to support the implementation of proper accounting systems and internal controls.
Contribute to the improvement of internal processes, enhancement of corporate systems, and design of tools, to support transparent and efficient utilization of financial resources.
Monitor the daily cash position to optimize the use of surplus cash and maximize returns on investment through the liquidity portfolio.
Ensure that payments are processed in a timely manner and resolve complex issues relating to the disbursement or replenishment of funds in line with WFP rules and regulations.
Contribute to the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of budgets, monitor expenditure, and budget forecasts, to ensure that relevant future funding requirements are met.
Coordinate with other teams to ensure that all financial and administrative services are being performed efficiently and in line with the needs of the wider team.
Monitor account balances and oversee the recording of financial transactions in an accurate and timely manner to avoid the occurrence of an overdraft.
Monitor, control and analyze general ledger accounts to initiate and achieve corrective actions.
Prepare and analyze financial and statistical reports based on the established frequency and provide recommendations for further actions to the Finance Officer or other staff, to facilitate informed decision-making.
Co-ordinate and supervise the work of other support staff and support their learning and development in the management of financial resources.
Always remain on standby and follow standard emergency preparedness practices in order to meet immediate emergency requirements for further service on the job and in the field

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in accounting, finance, or a related field would be an asset.

Experience: Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible work experience in Finance, Accounting, or Audit

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Kiswahili language is a requirement.


Application Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Contract Duration: 1yr Initial


WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.


Closing Date:   19th January 2023


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.