Finance Officer SSA – (1803954)
Contractual Arrangement: External consultant
Contract duration: 6 Months
Closing Date: Sep 14, 2018, 12:59:00 AM
Primary Location: Kenya-Nairobi
: AF_KEN Kenya
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Terms of reference of the Finance Officer in charge of risk
assessment and quality assurance of DFC
Subject to supervision by the WHO Country Office (WCO) Kenya Operations Officer, the incumbent
will perform the following:
Quality Assurance Activities
1. Support the Head of Accounts Department of the Ministry of Health (MoH) to track the
collection of original financial supporting documents relating to WHO funded activities at all
relevant administrative levels (central, counties, sub counties) and ensure that they are
received at central level in a complete, organized and timely manner.
2. Perform a thorough review with the MoH Accounts department of financial supporting
documents to ensure that funds were used in accordance with contractual requirements and
relevant WHO policies and procedures. Procedures to be undertaken may include test of
transactions for existence, completeness, authorization and cut-off.
3. Analyse root causes of noted deviations and propose recommendations to address current
issues and prevent them from recurring.
4. Assist the Head of Accounts Department of the Ministry of Health to draft reports and present
results to WCO and MOH. Follow up to ensure that recommendations are effectively
5. Enhance and recommend improvements of the filing and recording system of financial
supporting documents to ensure audit trails.
Policies and procedures
Support the continuous improvement of processes around Direct Financial Cooperation through the
development and enhancement of policies, procedures, guidelines and tools.
1. Support and facilitate capacity development activities of WCO and MOH staff members on
Direct Financial Cooperation through training sessions, workshops, presentations.
2. Undertake analysis, monitoring and reporting
3. Prepare reports for WCO and MOH as may be required.
1. Identify high risk areas and recommend relevant mitigating measures.
2. Monitor and assess the adequacy of actions taken to correct reported deficiencies.
Perform special reviews and other tasks assigned by the Operations Officer.
II. Recruitment Profile
1. Producing results
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Knowing and managing yourself
4. Fostering integration and teamwork
Functional skills and knowledge
1. Sound knowledge of risk management and internal control principles, tools and techniques and their application.
2. Excellent written and oral communication skills, with proven ability to produce high level quality reports for decision makers;
3. Strong sense of impartiality and objectivity. Good analytical skills.
4. Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to deal effectively with various internal/external partners on complex and sensitive matters.
5. Maturity of judgment, tact, integrity and discretion.
Essential: University degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, Auditing, Economics or other relevant field.
Desirable: Professional Certification in auditing /accounting, such as Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant.
Essential: A minimum of two years of experience in auditing, internal control, risk management or financial management.
Desirable: Audit experience with an international public accounting firm. Public sector experience.
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English
Other skills (e.g. IT)
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Package