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Exciting WHO Opportunity: Finance Specialist Job at WHO Washington, United States

Job TitleFinance Specialist (AR)
OrganizationWorld Health Organization (WHO)
CountryUnited States
OfficeRegional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
Closing DateFriday, 17 November 2023
Contractual ArrangementFixed-term appointment
Contract DurationOne year, first-year probationary period. Post of limited duration.
Job Posting DateOct 27, 2023, 6:11:35 PM
Exciting WHO Opportunity: Finance Specialist at WHO Washington, United States

This requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Department of Financial Resources Management (FRM) oversees the financial transactions of the Organization by establishing its financial regulations and rules, as well as the accounting policies and procedures; processes the disbursements of funds; prepares the financial statements of the Organization, including the reporting of regular funds and extra-budgetary funds; monitors the inflow of funding and utilization of these resources; is responsible for investments and banking, financial analysis, the monitoring of the cost centers’ financial administration; payroll, pension and taxes; Staff Health Insurance, and the processes and systems involved with FRM’s area of responsibility.


Under the general supervision of the Advisor, Accounting Operations and Statutory Reporting (FRM/AR), and the direct supervision of the Finance Specialist (FRM/AR), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:

  •  Prepare operational accounting transactions under relevant business processes; support the monthly and annual financial closure; support the preparation of the annual Financial Report of the Director; review and reconcile ledger accounts in accordance with compliance requirements; liaise with counterparts in cost centers to resolve outstanding issues; advise corrective actions to cost centers regarding issues arising from reviews to strengthen the controls and processes in PMIS;


Education :

Essential: A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or any other area related to the functions of the position, from a recognized university.

Desirable: A master’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration or a professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant or international equivalent would be an asset.

Experience :

Essential: Five years of combined national and international experience in finance, audit and/or accounting in the private or public sector.

Desirable: Experience working with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and/or Workday Financial Modules.


PAHO Competencies:

  •  Overall attitude at work: Maintains integrity and takes a clear ethical approach and stance; demonstrates commitment to the Organization’s mandate and promotes the values of the Organization in daily work and behavior; is accountable for work carried out in line with own role and responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues and counterparts.
  •  Teamwork: Collaborate and cooperate with others. – Works collaboratively with team members and counterparts to achieve results; encourages cooperation and builds rapport; helps others when asked; accepts joint responsibility for the teams’ successes and shortcomings. Identifies conflicts in a timely manner and addresses them as necessary; understands issues from the perspective of others; does not interpret/ attribute conflicts to cultural, geographical or gender issues.


Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.

IT Skills:

Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and programs such as Adobe, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams and Outlook. Experience with complex ERP systems particularly with regards to financial, accounting, and/or administrative operations.


Annual Salary : (Net of taxes)

USD $50,377.00 + post adjustment

Post Adjustment : 63.5% of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

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