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SAP Senior Finance Business Analyst (Enterprise Resource Planning Finance)


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Rome
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Banking and Finance
    • Logistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Supply Chain
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: Closed



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






Job Title: SAP Senior Finance Business Analyst (Enterprise Resource Planning Finance) 

Type of Contract: Regular Consultant (CST) Level II

Division: Solution Delivery (TECD), Information Technology Division 

Duty Station: Rome, Italy or remote

Duration: 11 months





The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP Technology Division (TEC, formerly known as IT) is the digital business engine of the World Food Programme, providing the business with multi-pronged and resilient technical capabilities able to respond with the agility required in humanitarian operations, be they manmade or in a natural disaster setting.

The Technology Division of WFP partners with units across the organization to digitally transform WFP. We design, develop, enhance and maintain a variety of digital products. The Digital Solutions Delivery Branch (TECD) oversees solution delivery activities, covering both the introduction of new products as well as the evolution of existing ones. Each product being delivered has a Product Manager.   

 Reporting to the ERP Business Analysis Lead, the SAP Senior Finance Business Analyst (ERP Finance) will be a key team member in the ERP Product Team for all the ongoing and up-coming Finance-related initiatives. He/she will be responsible for liaising with Stakeholders to discuss, collect and document requirements and implement IT solutions which meet their needs and achieve the highest quality in terms of technical usability, user acceptability, and domain suitability.  




  • Apply strong knowledge of Business processes for supporting, maintaining and optimizing the SAP FI, PS, GM and BCS modules to develop IT solutions in line with User needs by identifying new opportunities, evolution or integrations across the different IT systems and tools  
  • Manage integration within the corporate IT systems for the assigned Business area and coordinate with the business experts to deliver efficiency gain at a system level and across business areas
  • Proactively engage the TEC and Business Stakeholders to propose and prioritise process optimisations with the aim to improve Finance, Budget and Donor contribution processes through Digital Technology  
  • Communicate business objectives, user needs and processes, to ensure common understanding and prioritization between stakeholders ensuring availability and sharing timely information with both internal and external parties.   
  • Manage the product budget (including support & maintenance costs), and prepare cost estimates based on the IT Solution Architect’s high-level effort estimates;  
  • Keep track of the consumption of purchased time-and-materials quotas;  
  • Provide guidance to vendors concerning the submission of consumption reports and invoices;  
  • Approve consumption reports for the insertion the corresponding Service Entry Sheets; and  
  • In collaboration with the TEC’s Head of Sourcing, create and renew Purchase Orders.
  • When required, act as Project Manager reporting periodically on progress to the project management office, informing them of any issues/risks requiring attention. Identify and escalate issues that could affect the product outcomes, timeline or budget.  




  • A well-defined and well-documented set of requirements aligned with the Business Vision and an up-to-date Product Roadmap fully aligned with Business Roadmaps and the needs of end-users. 
  • A high level of satisfaction of the Stakeholders, IT Solution Architect, and Development Teams in relation to soft skills such as effective communication, conflict management, strategic contributions to the Team’s success, leadership skills, etc. 
  • Updated technical/non-technical documentation and release processes completed.
  • Regular communications and updates for Project teams and business partners.






  • University Degree in the following disciplines: Economics, Information Technology, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Administration or another related technical field. 


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience as SAP Business Analyst within an organization and proven record of accomplishment in development and implementation of IT applications (At least 2 years of experience in an international or global organisation)
  • Experience in process orientation, process adherence, and process documentation creation. 

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Business analysis: creation and review of business, functional and non-functional requirements for IT solutions. 
  • Deep knowledge of SAP FI, PS, GM and BCS modules
  • Good understanding of SAP Solution Manager and related Change Request Management (ChaRM) processes is desirable.
  • IT solution development: Requirements, Design, Development, Implementation 
  • Research and Analysis: Best practice, Gartner, etc.
  • Knowledge of Product and Project Management methodologies and tools.  Ability to influence cross-functionally to manage projects within a matrix environment; Ability to manage budget, resources and risks. Ability to manage Stakeholders also at senior levels. 
  • Knowledge of Agile and SCRUM methodology is desirable.


  • Fluency in oral and written English with an intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is desirable.







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. Click on: "Our Work" and "Countries" to learn more about WFP's operations. 





Deadline for applications: 30 November 2022 at 11:59pm Rome time (CET/CEST)





Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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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