Finance Assistant G5 - Ankara (Ref: Finance Assistant G5)

UN World Food Programme Ankara
Finance Assistant
Tam Zamanlı 4-9
İngilizce (C1, Level 5, Upper Intermediate),Türkçe (C2, Level 6, Advanced)
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The United Nations World Food Programme in Türkiye is looking for a Finance Assistant - G5 in Ankara, Türkiye.

If you have relevant experience, apply at the latest by 14 June 2024!

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.



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.



Türkiye hosts the highest number of refugees in the world - 3.7 million people. Around 63,000 of the most vulnerable of them Live in eight camps in the southeast, while the majority Live in cities and villages throughout the country. The Government of Türkiye has demonstrated Leadership and generosity in hosting this Large number for close to a decade. Since June 2014, a temporary protection regime has granted Syrian refugees access to basic services such as healthcare and education. Asylum seekers from other countries continue to benefit from International Protection status. WFP re-established a presence in Türkiye in 2012, in response to the Syria crisis and transitioned its programmes from basic needs assistance to Livelihood support as the needs of the target population evolved. WFP Türkiye’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP 2023-2025) seeks to continue assisting refugees in camps, provide services to humanitarian and development partners, and implement sustainable Livelihood programming to build the self-reliance of vulnerable Turks and refugees alike. The CSP has been revised to integrate the recovery efforts following the devastating earthquakes of February 2023, focusing on restoring and revitalizing the food value chain in the earthquake-affected regions.

The job holder reports to the Finance Officer or the designate. At this Level, the job holder is expected to take responsibility for the completion of a range of finance/budget-related processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices.



To support effective delivery of finance, budget and administration support services in order to facilitate transparent and efficient utilization of financial resources.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Within the assigned unit and delegated authority, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Assist in providing procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules, and regulations.
  2. Monitor monthly expenditure forecasts and provide expenditure reports to facilitate informed decision­ making.
  3. Monitor the bank accounts and petty cash accounts regularly, to ensure that adequate funds are available and appropriately disbursed.
  4. Monitor and analyze TRC operational advance and follow up with programme colleagues to clear it monthly.
  5. Act as petty alternative cash cashier.
  6. Verify travel claims related to Turkey PRFs, for accuracy and conformance with WFP finance rules and regulations; perform claim verifications against documentation to ensure proper authorizations; ensure timely posting of travel documents.
  7. Assist in compiling information from various sources to prepare reports relating to budgets, accounting, finance, and compliance.
  8. Retrieve, format, and validate information obtained from various financial information systems and bring any discrepancy or inaccuracy to the attention of the supervisor and follow up corrective actions.
  9. Maintain the web-based register for all invoices and payment transfers and record paperwork, to ensure that all documents are maintained and filed in compliance with WFP standards and guidelines.
  10. Monitor and record all expenses in line with the approved budget to ensure that correct expenditure costs are charged and payments to external suppliers, cash grants, and other supplier invoices are processed promptly.
  11. Ensure timely recording and processing of invoices in WINGS and raise the LIVs for all kinds of payments.
  12. Other duties as assigned.



  • Education:First University degree (recognized by in Finance, Business Administration, Maths, Accounting, or related fields
  • Experience:Minimum 5 years of experience in the related field
  • Knowledge and Skills: Applies knowledge of financial and accounting principles and practices to ensure compliance, applicable procedures, and accounting standards, problem-solving skills, the ability to work in a team, a strong work ethic, analytical and quantitative skills, and communication skills.
  • Language: Excellent written and oral communication skills in Turkish and English



  • Contract Duration: 1 year (renewable)
  • Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
  • Medical Insurance: Private medical insurance plan for UN staff members and dependents (spouse, child or children)
  • Annual Leave Entitlement: 2.5 workdays per month
  • Maternity Leave: Up to 6 months paid maternity leave



Please apply no later than 14 June 2024!

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

Qualified Female candidates and Individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

WFP is committed to an accessible, inclusive recruitment process. Please contact us at to advise us of any disability-related reasonable accommodation or accessibility requests you may have. A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to discuss your needs. This email is only to be used for any disability-related accessibility requirements, and not for sending the application itself. Due to the volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered as a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP..

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation, 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 payment requests should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions {ACABQJ, International Civil Service Commission {ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit {JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

UN World Food Programme

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

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