Fresher UN Budget and Programming Associate Career Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:             Budget and Programming Associate
Organization: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Position Grade: SC6
Reports to: Budget &
Programming Officer
About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline
agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian
agency in Uganda. . Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives
in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving
Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to
Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The Budget
& Programming Associate will support the United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP) in the provision of a range of specialised support for
efficient planning, monitoring and analysis of project financial performance to
enhance optimal use of financial resources.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Keenly review budget plans, monitor and
    analyze project financial performance and make recommendations in
    compliance with WFP financial policies and procedures and best practices,
    to support financial analysis and optimization of resources.
  • Prepare comprehensive analysis on fund and
    grant balances identifying surpluses and deficits, and suggest corrective
    measures, to support maximum fund utilization and decision-making process.
  • Support pipeline management ensuring
    efficient monitoring, to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximize
    operational effectiveness.
  • Actively 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 utilization.
  • 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.
  • Keenly review, compile and analyze data,
    maintain accurate records and files and prepare periodic and ad hoc
    reports, to support accuracy and efficiency of information presented to
    internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain communication with a number of
    stakeholders regarding project funds management matters and related
    processes, to clarify any discrepancies and optimize use of funds.
  • Provide guidance to other support staff
    and contribute to their learning and development in budget planning, fund
    management and operational planning, to facilitate continued development
    and consistency in services delivered.
  • 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
  • Actively facilitate the delivery of food
    to recipient country and within the country to sub offices and partners in
    order to avoid pipeline breaks by;
  • Supporting in timely submissions of the
    Food release notes in collaboration with the different program units
    through the COMET system and liaise with the COMET focal person to ensure
    Food Release Notes are accurate.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN World Food Programme (WFP) Budget & Programming Associate job
    opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Finance,
    Auditing, Economics, Logistics, Business Studies or any other related
    field.
  • Experience in supporting the preparation
    and management of budgets.
  • Prior experience in the monitoring of
    budgets/resource plans/pipelines/supply chains is desired
  • Previous exposure and experience in budget/allotment
    related issues within the WFP budget system.
  • Fluency (level C) in English language and
    the duty station’s language, if different.
Personal Competencies:
  • 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:
    Displays sufficient understanding of WFP performance management system to
    gather relevant and accurate information from internal and external
    sources for inputs to monitoring and/or evaluation processes.
  • Supply Chain and Operations Knowledge:
    Demonstrates basic understanding of WFP programme, implementation, and
    supply chain principles (including project modalities & structures).
4Ps Core Organisational
Capabilities (Purpose, People, Performance and Partnership):
Purpose:
  • Understand and communicate the
    Strategic Objectives:
    Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives
    and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change:
    Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in
    direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving
    needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our
    team:
    Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in
    which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday
    actions:
    Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall
    operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
  • People:
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s
    skills:
    Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase
    self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental
    needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture:
    Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others,
    regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide
    constructive feedback:
    Proactively seeks feedback and coaching
    to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit:
    Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of
    challenging circumstances.
Performance:
  • Encourage innovation & creative
    solutions:
    Shows willingness to explore and experiment with
    new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results:
    Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on
    budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on
    commitments:
    Commits to upholding individual accountabilities
    and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional
    priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes
    rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain
    circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or
    manager direction.
Partnership:
  • Connect and share across WFP units:
    Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities
    and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships:
    Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or
    escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile &
    adaptable:
    Portrays an informed and professional demeanor
    toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings
    to partnerships:
    Provides operational support on analyses and
    assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a
    partner.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food
Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 6th April 2017
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