Jobs Opportunities : Budget and Programming Associate

Jobs Opportunities : Budget and Programming Associate




Career Opportunities: Budget & Programming Associate G7 (131569)

Post Title: Budget & Programming Associate G7

 

LocationYaoundé

Duration: 12 months

 

Contract Type: Fixed Term

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

 

ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT:

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

 

At this level job holders have independent responsibility for technical, specialized work including planning, organization and coordination, and setting objectives. They deal with issues that are often undefined and involve areas of uncertainty and complex inter-relationships. The instructions received are broad and the job holders are expected to consistently demonstrate a high degree of personal responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries. Job holders have a level of expertise and knowledge to adapt and develop systems and processes in order to continually improve the level of support provided. They are expected to motivate and develop a team of support staff and/or are responsible for specialized support service(s) where the work is undertaken with the help of specially designed techniques, methods and processes.

 

JOB PURPOSE:

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

 

About WFP

 

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. With more than 18,000 colleagues worldwide, WFP works 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.

 

Why WFP?

  • WFP assists more than 86 million people around 83 countries. Your work will have a positive impact on lives of the world’s most vulnerable people
  • You will join a diverse team of professionals and will have a chance to exchange your experience with your colleagues
  • WFP invests in the training and development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
  • Our team is growing and the timing to join us cannot be better!
  • We offer attractive compensation package

WFP Cameroon Country Office

 

Since 1978, WFP has actively assisted humanitarian and development interventions in Cameroon. Between 2014 and 2019, WFP has provided lifesaving and resilience building, food and nutrition assistance to refugees, internal displaced people and local communities, which has contributed to stabilizing the food security situation among vulnerable groups in Cameroon in pursuit of Zero Hunger.

WFP now operates through its main office in Yaoundé, with five Field Offices in Maroua (Far North), Ngaoundere (Adamawa), Bertoua (East), Buea (South West) and Bamenda (North West) and three antennas in Meiganga (Adamawa), Batouri (East) and Kousseri (Far North) to ensure proximity with the beneficiaries. This position will be based in Yaoundé.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

  1. Act as an escalation point in providing procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of budget and programming, to ensure compliance with WFP financial policies, rules and regulations.
  2. Review budget plans, monitor and conduct comprehensive analysis of 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.
  3. Review and 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.
  4. Support pipeline management ensuring efficient planning and monitoring, to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximise operational effectiveness.
  5. Actively participate and 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. 
  6. Review and/or 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.
  7. Review and analyse complex data, and prepare comprehensive periodic and ad hoc reports, to support accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders.
  8. Communicate with a wide range of stakeholders regarding complex project funds management matters and related processes, to resolve any current/potential issues preventing from optimisation of funds.
  9. Co-ordinate and supervise work of other support staff, and support their learning and development in budget planning, fund management and operational planning, to ensure continued development and consistency in services delivered.
  10. 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.

 

Qualifications & Key Requirements

 

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES:

4P Theme

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

 

Purpose

 

 

Understand and communicate the

Strategic Objectives

Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.

Be a force for positive change

Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.

Make the mission inspiring to our team

Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.

Make our mission visible in everyday actions

Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

 

People

 

 

Look for ways to

strengthen people's

skills

Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.

Create an inclusive culture

Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.

Be a coach & provide constructive feedback

Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.

Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit

Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

 

Performance

 

 

Encourage innovation & creative solutions

Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.

Focus on getting results

Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.

Make commitments and make good on commitments

Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.

Be Decisive

Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

 

Partnership

 

 

Connect and share across WFP units

Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.

Build strong external partnerships

Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.

Be politically agile & adaptable

Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.

 

Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships

Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

 

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES:

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Internal Controls & Compliance

Utilizes understanding of risk management approaches and internal controls to monitor projects and programmes to confirm regulatory compliance and ensure data integrity.

Performance Budgeting, Analysis & Reporting

Analyzes budgets and forecasts to support the development of recommendations for senior leadership on financial and business planning matters in accordance with Value for Money principles.

Resource Management

Monitors trends in staffing and resource usage to anticipate and escalate potential issues to programme leaders.

Performance Management

Applies knowledge of WFP’s performance management system to manage resources and relationships to undertake monitoring actions or deliver straightforward evaluations of operations, programmes, or processes to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards.

Supply Chain and Operations Knowledge

Applies knowledge of WFP programme and supply chain principles to develop and/or review project budget plans. 

 

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE:

  • Has experience coaching and training high-potential staff or new staff members to contribute to a variety of budget analyses.
  • Has supported the design and improvement of budgetary management techniques. Has coordinated project management activities

 

STANDARD MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Completion of a post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.

 

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Deadline for application: 11/12/2020



All applications must be submitted ONLINE at : https://www.wfp.org/careers/


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