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Senior Performance and Budget Analyst

Geneva (Switzerland)

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE\:  please note that the deadline for applications is indicated in local date and time.


1.         Organizational context


(a) Organizational Setting

The post is located in the Program Performance and Budget Division, Department of Program Planning and Finance. The Program Performance and Budget Division is responsible for facilitating the planning and budgeting, implementation and monitoring, and assessment of the performance of WIPO’s programs in accordance with WIPO’s Results-Based Management (RBM) framework and the Financial Regulations and Rules.

(b) Purpose Statement

The incumbent provides support to Program Managers on a range of complex budget and program performance related issues, analyzes and appraises program proposals and recommends solutions, monitors program implementation, identifies problems and trends and proposes solutions, and coordinates the preparation of documents both for internal use and for submission to the Governing bodies.

(c) Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Director, Program Performance and Budget Division.

(d) Work Relations

The incumbent liaises extensively with Program Managers and colleagues throughout the Organization and with the Human Resources Management Department, the Finance Division and the Procurement Division to provide advice and coordinate on budget and program performance-related issues.



2.         Duties and responsibilities


The incumbent performs the following principal duties\:


(a)          Advise Program Managers on the development of annual workplans, including programmatic and budgetary aspects, with a view to ensuring a coordinated and consistent approach across the Organization.


(b)          Give guidance to Program Managers on monitoring of annual workplans during implementation; coordinate the preparation of workplan implementation analysis.


(c)          Coordinate the preparation of biennial budgets (personnel and non-personnel) for specific Programs, including budget by results, budget after transfer, development expenditure and budget for Development Agenda projects in support of the preparation of the WIPO biennial Program and Budget, in particular.


(d)          Provide support for the preparation of the Program Performance Report and the Financial Management Report, in particular budget utilization by Program and by result and analysis of resource utilization by Program and by cost-category.


(e)          Monitor and analyze program performance and expenditure patterns for specific Programs on an ongoing basis and contribute to organization-wide reports to senior management.


(f)           Make recommendations for the design and implementation of Organization-wide ERP EPM tools to support the implementation of results-based programmatic and budgetary planning, monitoring and performance assessment.


(g)          Conduct in-depth analysis of organizational performance of selected WIPO units in order to determine workload drivers, workload evolution and cost structures, and to identify opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the delivery of WIPO’s products and services.


(h)          Help ensure that WIPO learns from, adapts and applies relevant RBM best practice from other UN system organizations and relevant UN advisory and coordination bodies, as well as other international organizations, Member States, and other organizations, as appropriate.


(i)            Carry out any other related duties as required.



3.         Requirements




Advanced university degree in business administration, social sciences or a related discipline.  A first-level university degree in a relevant discipline plus two years of relevant experience in addition to the years of experience requested below may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.




A minimum of nine years’ experience in the implementation of results-based management, including sound budgetary practices and approaches.


Experience of working with an ERP system such as PeopleSoft.




Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.


Job-related competencies


Good knowledge of budgetary principles and practices, including within a results-based management context, and their use and application in a public sector context.


Good knowledge of IPSAS.


Excellent drafting and editing skills.


Strong reporting, data management and analytical skills.


Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.


High level of service-orientation.


Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the internet and the ability to work with ERP, planning and financial systems.



4.         Organizational competencies


1.  Communicating effectively.

2.  Respecting individual and cultural differences.

3.  Showing team spirit.

4.  Managing yourself.

5.  Producing results.

6.  Embracing change.

7.  Respecting ethics and values.



5.         Information


Mobility\:  WIPO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director General and may be assigned to any activities, office or duty station of the Organization.  Accordingly, the selected candidate may be required to move from time to time to new functions and/or to another duty station.


Annual salary\:

Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment.  The post adjustment (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change without notice in accordance with the rates as set within the UN Common System for salaries and allowances.  The figures quoted below are based on the October 2017 rate of 76.6%




Annual salary



Post adjustment



Total Salary



Currency USD




Salaries and allowances are paid in Swiss francs at the official rate of exchange of the United Nations.


Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.


Additional Information


Initial period of two years, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.  No fixed-term appointment or any extension hereof shall carry with it any expectancy of, nor imply any right to, (further) extensions or conversion to a permanent appointment.


This vacancy announcement may be used to fill other posts at the same grade with similar functions in accordance with Staff Rule 4.9.5.


Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of unrepresented Member States of WIPO and underrepresented geographical regions are encouraged. Please click on the following links for the list of unrepresented Member States and the list of underrepresented regions and the WIPO Member States in these regions.


The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower than that advertised.




By completing an application, candidates understand that any willful misrepresentation made on this web site, or on any other documents submitted to WIPO during the application, may result in disqualification from the recruitment process, or termination of employment with WIPO at a later date, if that employment resulted from such willful misrepresentations.


In the event that your candidature is shortlisted, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of an identification and of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WIPO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link\: http\:// Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.


Additional testing/interviewing may be used as a form of screening.  Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory professional references.


Additional background checks may be required.
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: WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2017-11-29

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