Budget & Programming Officer P3

Damascus

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.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Participate in the development and implementation of plans, policies and procedures for budget and programming activities (including PSA, Management Plan, Project budget, extra budgetary, ensuring that objectives are achieved in compliance with corporate, regional and functional strategies.
  • Create and review project budget plans and monitor ongoing project performance against budget, ensuring adherence to guidance and policies, and providing financial analysis and advice to optimise resources.
  • Monitor and provide advice on actions related to project closure and resource transfer.
  • Monitor and provide advice on fund utilisation and advance financing, loan and borrowing, repayment and refinancing arrangements; alerting Country/Regional Directors to approaching deadlines for unassigned funds and potential resource shortfalls/surpluses, and proposing appropriate solutions.
  • Monitor and manage the resource pipeline to maximise operational effectiveness, adhering to standards and processes, and providing advice on resource allocations based on severity of pipeline shortfalls using relevant pipeline tools.
  • Contribute to the preparation of food-demand plans to support management and usage of corporate Global Commodity Financial Facility, and provide information and advice to guide HQ/RB decision-making when multiple projects compete for the same stock.
  • Ensure correct budget and project documentation is created, and ensure relevant resource data is recorded in internal systems for reference, in line with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Coordinate and prepare accurate reports, to provide consistent information for stakeholders, and to identify trends/issues and propose solutions that support decision-making by senior management.
  • Analyse data and propose well-researched ideas to senior officers for improvement to systems, techniques, tools, processes and procedures to better monitor and manage budgets and funds.
  • Build capacity of WFP staff in budgeting, fund management and operational planning, through preparing and delivery training, coaching, guidelines and manuals.
  • Represent the unit at internal meetings/committees/working groups as required, in order to contribute to discussion of key issues from a budget and resource programming perspective.
  • Manage junior officers/staff to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of financial risks.
  • Other as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese. Fluency in the duty station’s language, Arabic, is desirable.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • At least 5 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in translating operational requirements into financial information;
  • Ability to prepare budgets and reports for management and review plans and budgets;
  • Proven skills in consolidating pipeline information, budgets, supply chain and operational plans and reports, and/ or other analytical reports;
  • Understand risk management approaches and internal controls to monitor projects and programmes, ensuring regulatory compliance and data integrity;
  • Experience with financial systems / finance modules of enterprise resource planning (ERP) such as Oracle, SAP or PeopleSoft or a similar software;
  • Advanced skills in Excel or similar software;
  • Previous experience with an International Organization preferred

Application Procedures:

Go to: http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings

Step 1: Register and create your online CV.

Step 2: Click on "View Vacancy" to read the position requirements and "Apply" to submit your application.

NOTE: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Damascus
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-30

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