UN Budget & Programming Assistant Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

& Programming Assistant
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Budget & Programming Officer
Grade: SC5
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 Assistant will be
expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and
activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices.
He/She will be expected to use own discretion to address unforeseen situations
seeking advice from supervisor. He/She will support the management of financial
resources and may provide guidance to other staff. The Budget & Programming
Assistant will provide technical support for efficient planning, monitoring and
analysis of project financial performance to enhance optimal use of financial resources.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Translate budget information to spending units to ensure
    understanding across all functional areas;
  • Analyse resourcing level by activity to identify potential
    deficits/surpluses by activity and bring to the attention of head of
    Budget and Programming for further action as required;
  • Funds programming and continuous review of funds utilisation;
  • Budget preparation;
  • Tasked with monitoring grant Terminal Obligation Date (TOD) and
    Terminal Disbursement Date (TODD) and take necessary action to ensure
    optional use of donor funding

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Budget & Programming Assistant job placement should hold a
    university degree in Statistics, Finance, Auditing, Economics, Logistics,
    Business Studies, Accounting or any other related field from recognised
    education institutions;
  • A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience obtained from
    reputable organisations;
  • Proficiency in both oral and written English;
  • Knowledge of Excel and other Computer packages is an added advantage
  • Has assisted with the preparation of complex financial documents.
  • Has supported the performance of budget analyses.
  • Has contributed to the collection of pipeline data.
  • Internal Controls & Compliance: Demonstrates basic knowledge of internal
    controls, risk management, and monitoring mechanisms and their
    applicability to WFP’s critical activities.
  • 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
  • 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).
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: 3rd August 2018
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