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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Windhoek
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Administrative support
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-25

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Finance Assistant

Windhoek (Namibia)


Country Office Support Units have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.


Under the guidance and supervision of the Operations Assistant and the general supervision of the WHO Representative, the incumbent performs the following functions\: 1.Processing payment of invoice; 2.Preparations of payment voucher by recording receipts and disbursements in the cash book;3.Follow-upon outstanding payment with accounts payable;4.Follow-upon outstanding invoices with suppliers5.Receipting of invoices in GSM6. Processing of monthly VAT claims;7.Assisting newly arriving and departing staff members on opening or closing of bank accounts, exchanging currency and other financial matters;8.Maintains contacts with local banks for verifying accounts status, obtaining approval for cheque clearance, verifies budget currency exchange rates and similar direct transactions;9.Performs any other duties as assigned



Essential\: Completion of secondary education or equivalent technical training or commercial education with specialization in accounting, budgeting or finance
Desirable\: Diploma or higher education in accounting o rfinance will be an advantage.


Essential\: 5 to 7 years of working experience with 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible work in finance, Budgeting and/or accounting activities
Desirable\: Experience within UN or other international or multinational organizations will be an advantage


The incumbent maintains and updates proficiency in the use of modern office technology through in-house courses, on-the-job training or self-training. He/she keeps abreast of changes in procedures and practices, rules and regulations. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records,designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

WHO Competencies

Producing results
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Expert knowledge of English.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.


WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at NAD 264,445 (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\: http\:// 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.
  • 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 post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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