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Finance & Management Services Consultant

  • Contractor
  • Barbados
  • TBD USD / Year
  • World Food Programme profile

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World Food Programme

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.


WFP established a Multi-Country Office in Barbados to provide technical assistance and capacity strengthening programming across 22 countries and territories in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. Across the Caribbean, WFP is applying its global expertise to a programme of cross-functional activities designed to improve regional and national preparedness and strengthen systems to deliver rapid and appropriate assistance to people impacted by shocks and disasters. The regional programme of work includes technical assistance on social protection (e.g. data analysis/collection, digitalisation, payments), vulnerability and risk analysis, integrated supply chain management, food security/food systems and disaster risk financing.


The purpose of this consultancy is to support the collation, maintenance, analysis and reporting of information to maximize the effectiveness of financial and administrative services. The Finance and Management Services Officer will work under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director and in close collaboration with functional areas providing guidance and reliable services in the areas of finance and administration to the overall operation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


  • Support corporate finance and resource management strategies and major ongoing programmatic initiatives, participating where appropriate using finance and resource management expertise.
  • Contribute towards the development of country specific plans and processes, aligned with Regional and wider WFP strategy, policies, and processes to meet the food assistance needs of beneficiaries within the Country.
  • Analyse and report on key data for financial status and outcomes of projects in accordance with corporate governance requirements, ensuring accuracy, deadlines, and accounting processes are complied with.
  • Monitor and analyse budgets for new and ongoing projects according to established corporate procedures and requirements.
  • Deliver financial controls and insight into WFP performance, undertaking periodic risk and internal control assessments to identify areas which may present potential audit, compliance, or financial risks.
  • Represent as alternate to internal meetings, external meetings and events with other UN agencies, banks and other financial institutions, or other partners and entities as required.
  • Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Any other related duties as assigned.

Management Services

  • Where necessary, deliver core administrative services, working with contractors and following standard processes to provide cost-effective, quality and timely services to WFP staff.
  • Where necessary, undertake basic human resource functions related to staff benefits, recruitment of local staff, and training.
  • Support management of existing resources in the area of responsibility (WFP managed facilities, assets, protocol, travel management, fleet and micro purchase order) and assists in identification of new requirements aiming at efficiency, cost effectiveness and timelines of operations and services.
  • Facilitate the compliance of the services provided with the Corporate Occupational Safety and Health facility.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Support a culture of environmental sustainability throughout WFP by role modelling actions that drive sustainability in all administrative services.
  • Any other related duties as assigned.


Education: Advanced University degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or related fields, or First University degree in the same subject(s) with additional years of related work experience.

Experience: At least 5 years of related professional experience, and existing knowledge of WFP Finance and Administrative operating standards and procedures is desired.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the English language.


  • Has experience reviewing and analyzing financial reports.
  • Has experience implementing accounting and internal control processes.
  • Experience performing basic financial analyses and reconciliations at a national and/or field operational level.
  • Experience managing financial transactions and has gained experience in administration.
  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in WFP Finance and administrative operating standards in day-to-day work.
  • Has provided coaching or training to new staff members within area of expertise.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Excellent influencing and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good training facilitation skills, industrious, calm, mature, logical, culturally sensitive, result oriented and with interest in humanitarian development.


Who Can Apply?

All applications received will be reviewed and go through a selection process to assess the relevant experience and qualifications. Applicants who meet the selection criteria may be contacted for further interview or assessments and to confirm their continued interest and availability.

Employment Particulars

Type of Position: Short Term, Full Time

Type of Contract: Consultancy

Duration of Contract: 6 months

Duty Station: Barbados

Remuneration: WFP offers a competitive compensation package determined on the basis of the Terms of Reference and the selected candidates’s qualifications and experience.


To enhance the accessibility and inclusiveness of the recruitment process at the World Food Programme (WFP), we encourage individuals requiring disability-related accommodations or other accessibility assistance to reach out to us. Please email your requests to [email protected]. Upon receiving your email, a dedicated member of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team will contact you to discuss your needs in a confidential and supportive manner. We are committed to providing a recruitment experience that respects and responds to the unique needs of every candidate.


  • Application should be submitted by February 27, 2024, 23:59 Easter Daylight Time.
  • Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered and only short-listed qualified candidates will receive an acknowledgement.

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

How to apply

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Deadline: 27-Feb-24

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