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: UN World Food Programme
: 22 Sep 2023
08 / October / 2023

Job Title:            Budget and Programming Officer
Grade:                NOA        
Type of contract:        Fixed-Term                        
Duration:            12 months         
Duty Station:            Bangkok, Thailand
Vacancy Number:        829613
Date of Publication:        Friday 22 September 2023
Deadline of Application:    Sunday 8 October 2023
This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Thailand.

Terms and Conditions: 
WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus a medical insurance.  
*Remote work may be possible depending upon the operational requirements of the Programme.  Requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the personal circumstances of the requestor given the operational situation. 
    

JOB PURPOSE 

The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the 
world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to 
build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and 
the impact of climate change.

The Budget and Programming mission is to support and enable operations by safeguarding resources and efficient management of WFP resources, risk-informed end-to-end planning, budgeting and 
reporting that enables WFP to deliver its key priorities, strategic objectives and achieve its zero hunger goals. 
Job holders are likely to be working under the supervision of a more experienced staff member to complete analytical work and provide support on resource planning and management issues. They receive close guidance and regular feedback on work performed.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 
To support the delivery of budget and resource analysis and programming activities and/or provide support to HQ/RBx, collaborating with and guided by managers to apply best practice approaches for the efficient, effective, and compliant utilisation of funds.

Budget Planning and Management
•    Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures for budget and programming activities through close monitoring, with the aim of achieving compliance with WFP and functional strategies. 
•    Contribute towards the compilation, preparation and revision of various budget plans in compliance with budget and programming procedures. 
•    Monitor WFP’s corporate systems ensuring that all budget-supporting documents are accurate, well developed and in line with recommendations to enable accurate recording into internal systems and follow up on budget approval actions.
•    Participate in CSPs/RBPs closure activities and work with spending units to highlight and close open commitments in a timely manner whilst bringing any potential issues to the supervisor’s attention.

Pipeline Management
•    Collate commodity pipeline requirements including Advance Financing requests in collaboration with stakeholders at the operational level, to ensure timely shortfall coverage and efficient utilization of contributions.
•    Prepare monthly pipeline reports and support the CO/RB team in monitoring the resource pipeline across all transfer modalities (Food, Cash Based Transfers, Capacity Strengthening and Service Delivery) including corporate stock replenishments to maximize operational effectiveness.
•    Participate in and support preparations for the monthly, cross-functional, pipeline working group, (across Area Offices, Sub Offices and Field Offices as needed), that proactively discusses resource availability and upcoming shortfalls, recommending timely mitigation measures

Funds, Performance Management, and Reporting
•    Check accuracy and monitor timely programming and utilization of funds based on operational priorities, funding proposals and donor conditions, proposing timely recommendations and possible corrective actions that enable reporting in collaboration with spending units.
•    Perform and document fund sub allotments as per available procedures and guidelines, to avail funds to spending units for timely commitment.
•    Participate and support preparations for the CO/RB Resource Management Committee (RMC) as per agreed timelines. The RMC reviews and prioritizes resources against the Country Portfolio Budget (CPB).

Other
•    Where needed, support the activation/deactivation and management of Global Commodity Management Facility (GCMF) supply lines, participate in knowledge transfer activities in support of the facility and facilitate decision-making for the allocation of corporate stocks.
•    Support the capacity enhancement of junior staff in budgeting, funds management, operational planning, and performance reporting, through the regular day-to-day interactions, delivering training using available materials, manuals and guidelines.
•    Take active participation in training and learning opportunities, interactions with and accepting guidance from peers and senior colleagues.
•    Collect inputs and draft accurate and timely reports, to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to senior management and external stakeholders.
•    Contribute towards the development and improvement of systems, techniques, tools, processes, and procedures to better monitor, manage and report on WFP budgets and resources. 
•    Participate in internal meetings/committees/working groups as required, in order to obtain and provide information from a budget and resource programming perspective.
•    Follow standard emergency preparedness practices and contribute to monitoring the management of financial risks. 
•    Perform other relevant duties as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION 
•    Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Finance, Economics or other relevant field. 
•    Additional professional training in project management, statistical analysis and/or operational planning and management is desirable
WORK EXPERIENCE 
•    At least one (1) year of postgraduate professional relevant experience

Desired experiences, Knowledge, and skills: 

•    Experience performing basic analytics and presenting the information to meet various audience needs. 
Some experience in preparing, managing and reporting on operational budgets and performance and willingness to strengthen skills
•    Experience working with large datasets, extracting information from them in an easy to interpret manner. 
•    Adequate analytical skills and resourcefulness, initiative and have learned tact in devising solutions to current and potential operational issues.
•    Good understanding of information and financial systems and how those support the implementation of operations.
•    Good understanding of operational planning and business processes, rules and procedures and apply them consistently in the implementation and support of programme interventions.
•    Ability to meet tight deadlines.
•    Ability to work patiently and tactfully in a team, with people of different backgrounds and expertise, to deliver as one toward common operational goals. 

LANGUAGE 
•    Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese (a WFP working language).

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behavior aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:  
•    Leading by example with integrity,  
•    Driving results and delivering on commitments,  
•    Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,  
•    Applying strategic thinking,  
•    Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.  

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via Click here Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action. 

Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations: 
It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.  
WFP is committed to an accessible, inclusive recruitment process. Please contact us at global.inclusion@wfp.org to advise us of any disability related reasonable accommodation or accessibility requests you may have. A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.
This email is only to be used for any disability related accessibility requirements and not for sending the application itself. Due to the volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP. 

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT 
WFP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand oversees operations in 17 country offices including the Pacific, reaching 30 million people with assistance. The portfolio of our work ranges from humanitarian aid in Afghanistan, to school meals in Cambodia and Laos, supporting government, social protection schemes in India and Pakistan, climate change adaptation in Nepal and Sri Lanka, nutrition for mothers in Bangladesh and Timor-Leste, to emergency preparedness in Indonesia and the Pacific.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. 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.


 

Contact : bangkok.recruitment@wfp.org

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