Finance Assistant

World Food Programme, Sri Lanka

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th March, 2021

Job Description

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is a leader in the global movement to achieve zero hunger. In 2020, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger, its contribution to bettering conditions for peace and for acting as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.

In Sri Lanka, WFP works every day to help improve the nutrition status and food security amongst vulnerable communities, particularly women and children. We take pride in knowing that our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

WFP is on the lookout for multifaceted individuals to join our dynamic team in pursuing our mission in changing lives and saving lives.

Applications are invited from Sri Lankan candidates to fill the following position

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


  • Completion of secondary school education. Part qualifications in professional accounting body such as ACCA,CIMA is preferable.


  • Minimum 3 years of Finance related experience in national or international level. Preference will be given to WFP/UN experience.


  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in the English language

Knowledge & Skills

  • Work experience in SAP or ORACLE programme
  • Experience in Bank reconciliations and communications with banks and financial institutions
  • Experience in preparing monthly financial statements and accounts
  • Collating and analysing information for the cash forecast would be added qualifications


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