Budget & Programming Associate G6
Programa Mundial de Alimentos
Abuja, Nigeria
3d ago

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.

ABOUT WFP

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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education : Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

Experience : Six years of relative work experience.

Language : Fluency (level C) in the English language.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Country Offices (COs). Job holders typically report to the Budget & Programming Officer.

Job holders at this level demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to complex queries with only general guidance.

There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holders support management of financial resources and may provide guidance to other staff.

JOB PURPOSE

To provide a range of specialised support for efficient planning, monitoring and analysis of project financial performance to enhance optimal use of financial resources.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Review budget plans, monitor and analyse project financial performance and make recommendations in compliance with WFP financial policies and procedures and best practices, to support financial analysis and optimisation of resources.

2. Provide comprehensive analysis on fund and grant balances identifying surpluses and deficits, and suggest corrective measures, to support maximum fund utilization and decision-making process.

3. Support pipeline management ensuring efficient monitoring, to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximise operational effectiveness.

4. Contribute to the improvement of internal processes, enhancement of corporate systems and design of tools, to facilitate the overall planning, expenditure forecasting, and budget management and monitoring of resource utilisation.

5. Enter project budget plans and revisions in the corporate systems, to ensure data is timely and accurately captured enabling easy access to information and supporting planning and decision-making.

6. Review, compile and analyse data, maintain accurate records and files and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, to support accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders.

7. Maintain communication with a number of stakeholders regarding project funds management matters and related processes, to clarify any discrepancies and optimise use of funds.

8. Provide guidance to other support staff and contribute to their learning and development in budget planning, fund management and operational planning, to facilitate continued development and consistency in services delivered.

9. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices, to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has supported the preparation and management of budgets.
  • Has assisted with the monitoring of budgets / resource plans / pipelines / supply chains.
  • Has assisted with budget / allotment related issues within the WFP budget system.
  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Only Nigerian nationals and Nigerian residency permit holders are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation package.

    For more details please visit the International Civil Service Commission's website : http : / / icsc.un.org (link : http : / / www.

    un.org / Depts / OHRM / salaries allowances / salaries / nigeria.htm).

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

    Deadline : 25 May 2022

    All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications.

    WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority.

    Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

    No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), 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.

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