Finance Assistant

Food and Agriculture Organization




Under the overall guidance and supervision of the FAO Representative and the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Admin), the Finance Assistant is responsible for a variety of routine financial support functions for the FAO Representation.  

The Finance Assistant will ensure that the payments and other financial services including banking service are provided according to the FAO policies, manual and procedures. 


The incumbent performs the following duties: 

  • Prepare and monitor monthly cash flow to avoid a cash deficit account
  • Review payment requests for Goods/Services, etc, and settlement vouchers/ receipt of advance are in accordance with FAO’s financial policy
  • Process Disbursement Vouchers in Global Resource Management System (GRMS) for payment 
  • Prepare CHECK according to disbursement vouchers for authorized signatory
  • Facilitate and coordinate with the Bank for the cash withdrawal and payment transfer process
  • Coordinate with the Bank related to the bank account and payment etc.
  • Maintain a filing system of financial documents.
  • Review required information and documentation for local Travel Authorization/Travel Expense Claim approval
  • Perform other duties as required

Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following:

Minimum Requirements  : 

  • University Degree in  accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field 
  • 3 years of relevant experience in finance / budget-related support work
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of Myanmar/Burmese 
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English 
  • National of Myanmar or resident of the country with a valid work permit

Selection Criteria :

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure;
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and accomplish tasks in due time;
  • Networks within the project team, among the country team, and other UN agencies; 
  • Have culturally sensitive and good character and integrity;





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