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Budget and Programming Consultant

Italy (Italy)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Italy (Italy)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-23

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and

 

encourages 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, physical or mental disability.

 

 

 

Job Title: Budget and Progamming Consultant

 

Type of Contract: Consultant

 

Division: SCOB – Supply Chain Business Support

 

Duty Station (City, Country): HQ Rome, Italy

 

Duration: 6 months 

We are seeking to fill the position of Budget and Programming Consultant  based in the Supply Chain Division of our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

 

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT:

 

Supply chain management is at the core of WFP’s humanitarian response and therefore an area of strategic focus. WFP aims to continuously strengthen its supply chain capabilities by identifying, designing and

implementing projects around the five pillars of strategy, structure, processes, systems, and people.

 

 

 

JOB PURPOSE:

 

Within the Supply Chain Business Support Unit (SCOB), the Budget and Programming Consultant works together with SCO Division Management and SCO Units reporting to the Head of SCOB Budget/PMO. The       Budget and Programming Consultant will deliver standard business support processes, including budget analysis, forecasting and monitoring, to apply best practice approaches that support the efficient, effective        and compliant utilization of funds.

 

 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive):

  1. Consolidate and review budget plans, monitoring and analyzing financial performance and making recommendations in compliance with WFP financial policies and procedures and best practices to support accurate forecast of expenses and optimization of resources.
  2. Provide analysis on funds and grants balances and refer to the supervisor discrepancies to support maximum fund utilization and optimal decision-making process.
  3. Monitor and advise on funds utilization, advance financing, repayment, refinancing arrangements, alerting COs/RBs to approaching deadlines for unutilized funds, grant expiry dates and extensions, and proposing appropriate solutions;
  4. Provide budget codes ensuring expenses are aligned with donor agreements, monitor open commitments; manage grants extension, financial closure and reporting to donors;
  5. Contribute to pipeline management facilitating efficient monitoring to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximize operational effectiveness.
  6. Enter accurate data in the corporate systems within the established deadlines, to enable easy access to information and support planning and decision-making.
  7. Compile data, provide analysis, maintain accurate records and files and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports for further reviews, to support accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders.
  8. Maintain communication with a number of individuals regarding project funds management matters and related processes to clarify any discrepancies and optimize the use of funds.
  9. Provide guidance and on-the-job training to other staff in budget planning, fund management and operational planning, to support 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.

 

 

 

SPECIFIC POST REQUIREMENTS:

 

Essential:

 

  • Experience in supporting the analysis and monitoring of unit expenditures.
  • Experience in performing several budget duties in WINGS such as running consumption reports, programming funds, creating/releasing Funds Reservations, allocating funds, etc.
  • Experience in supporting the analysis and monitoring of unit expenditures.
  • Experience in performing several budget duties in WINGS such as running consumption reports, programming funds, creating/releasing Funds Reservations, allocating funds, etc.
  • Experience in supporting the analysis and monitoring of unit expenditures.
  • Experience in performing financial analysis and make recommendations to support financial analysis and optimization of resources.
  • Experience in performing financial analysis and make recommendations to support financial analysis and optimization of resources.

 

Desirable:

 

  • Experience in supporting the analysis and monitoring of unit expenditures.
  • Experience in performing several budget duties in WINGS such as running consumption reports, programming funds, creating/releasing Funds Reservations, allocating funds, etc.
  • Experience in supporting the analysis and monitoring of unit expenditures.
  • Experience in performing several budget duties in WINGS such as running consumption reports, programming funds, creating/releasing Funds Reservations, allocating funds, etc.
  • Experience in the preparation of financial documents (e.g. budget reports)
  • Experience dealing with staffing cost/human resources funding

 

 

 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

 

Education:

 

Completion of Bachelor Degree in Economics, Business Administration or related fields.


Language:

 

Working knowledge (proficiency/FAO level C) of English and at least another UN language

 

 

Experience:

 

Three or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream  .

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions

 

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the

 

contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

 

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.

 

http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

 

 

 

Deadline for applications: 20 January 2022

Position numbers 22142687 and 22142688

Ref.: VA No. 155788

 

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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