Finance Officer Treasury and Investment - Tenders Global

Finance Officer Treasury and Investment

Food and Agriculture Organization




The Finance Officer (Treasury and Investment) reports to the Senior Finance Officer/Head of Treasury and Banking Operations Branch, Finance Division.

Key Functions:

  • Leads and/or participates in Finance Division teams, participates and provides financial expertise on Organization-wide committees or working groups, and/or supervises staff.
  • Supervises, oversees and/or contributes to the delivery of financial reporting, general accounting, project accounting, and/or investment activities/services in accordance with FAO policies and regulatory framework.
  • Develops and updates the supporting operational, policy, accounting, control and/or risk management frameworks, involving the implementation of the latest approaches and methodologies, streamlined business processes, new/revised financial policies, and related tools, systems, technologies and related procedures.
  • Analyses financial information for inclusion in statutory reports, management reports, financial statements, and/or reports to donors as well as other specific reports for Governing Bodies, donors and other partners.
  • Responds to requests for assistance and provides financial and regulatory advice and assistance to managers at headquarters and the Decentralized Offices.
  • Develops effective working relationships and resolves problems with banks, other financial institutions, donors, partners, and UN financial executives as well as provides information/clarification to auditors.
  • Promotes best practices and capacity development at headquarters and Decentralized Offices, leads and/or participates in training and the development of related training materials.

Specific Functions:

  • Participates in the selection, implementation and oversight of external asset managers, custodians and other financial service providers. Participates in the negotiation of investment manager agreements and detailed guidelines.
  • Manages the relationship with asset managers and custodians and provides oversight on compliance, performance and risk measurements.
  • Manages FAO’s foreign exchange positioning.
  • Liaises with FAO’s leading banking and foreign exchange counterparties and the UN common system on Treasury related matters.
  • Oversees all relevant exposures to markets, foreign exchange, credit, counterparty, settlement and liquidity risk resulting from Treasury activities and generates reports for FAO stakeholders.
  • Conducts investment analyses as required to enable the Investment Committee to make sound decisions.
  • Manages the day-to-day cash flow of the Organization, ensuring proper liquidity in FAO’s principal operating currencies.
  • Establishes and ensures adherence to approved operational procedures, recommending any required changes to Senior Management and the Investment Committee as required.
  • Deputizes for the Senior Finance Officer/Head of Treasury and Banking Operations Branch as required.

Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Advanced university degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field and seven years of relevant experience in finance, accounting and/or business analysis OR a first level university degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field and nine years of relevant experience in similar fields and completion of a professional qualification in accountancy (Chartered Accountant [CA], Certified Public Accountant [CPA], Association of Chartered Certified Accountants [ACCA]) or the investment profession (Chartered Financial Analyst [CFA], Financial Risk Manager [FRM]).
  • Working knowledge (proficient – level C) of English and limited knowledge (intermediate – level B) of another official FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Extent and relevance of experience in banking, asset management or treasury management.
  • Extent and relevance of experience using specific risk packages including but not limited to Bloomberg, Alladin, MSCI Barra, MSCI ESG Manager, 360T, Sustainalytics.
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to analyse problems and develop effective, practical solutions.





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