Budget & Programming Officer at WFP, Nouakchott, Mauritania

 

Deadline: 3 March 2017

World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Budget & Programming Officer in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

The Budget & Programming Officer will support the delivery of budget and resource analysis and programming activities and/or provide support in HQ/RBs, partnering with managers to apply best practice approaches that support the efficient, effective and compliant utilization of funds.

World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Budget & Programming Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Contribute towards the development of a limited number of projects, plans, processes and procedures ensuring compliance with wider budget programming policies and WFP standards.
  • Create and review limited number of project budget plans and monitor ongoing project performance against budget, ensuring adherence to guidance and policies, and providing financial analysis and advice to optimise resources.
  • Support monitoring of fund utilisation, and advance financing, loan and borrowing/repayment and refinancing arrangements; and alert supervisors to approaching deadlines for unassigned funds and potential resource shortfalls/surpluses.
  • Monitor actions related to project closure and resource transfer and refer potential issues to the supervisors.
  • Collate and analyse data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reports, to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to senior management and external stakeholders.
  • Contribute ideas to senior officers for improvement to systems, techniques, tools, processes and procedures to better monitor and manage budgets and funds.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff in budgeting, fund management and operational planning through answering queries and contributing to updating training materials, manuals and guidelines.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices and contribute to technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of financial risks.
  • Other as required.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Intermediate knowledge of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
  • Fluency in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP.

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