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Job Title:            Budget and Programming Associate
Organization:   World Food Programme
Duty Station:    Kampala, Uganda
VA NO.:               107593
GRADE:              G6
Reports to:        The Budget & Programming Officer.

About US:
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.

JOB SUMMARY:  To provide a range of specialised support for efficient planning, monitoring and analysis of project financial performance to enhance optimal use of financial resources.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
·         Under the direct Supervision of the budget and programming officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Budget and programming unit, the Key functions for the budget and programming associate include; -
·         Maintain regularly and monthly pipeline reports and advise the Budget and Programming officer on best options applicable for resource management in ensuring a stable and healthy pipeline.
·         Participate in the preparation of all pipeline related reports and scenarios, as required by various stakeholders
·         Monitor the programming of funds by ensuring the timely preparation of funding proposals and assignment plans.
·         Advise the budget and programming officer on food resourcing options (loans/swaps/repayments) as needed to avoid delivery gaps and pipeline breaks,
·         Maintain a database on loans and repayments between WFP UGCO CPB activities and between WFP UGCO and other COs.
·         Participate in regular consultation meetings within the country and regional offices and take follow-up action as necessary.
·         Monitor usage of donor funds as per donor requirements and as per WFP corporate guidelines and ensure full utilization of donor funds
·         Assist in the financial analysis of activity budgets and resources and recommend necessary action when or as required.
·         Ensure all unassigned resources are allocated in line with the WFP rules and regulations.
·         Assist in generating budget analyses and provide findings with suggested recommendations to support activity managers, officers and the management team.
·         Assist in the preparation of annual reports
·         Support CO staffs in building their capacity in resource management

Capability Name: Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
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).

·         Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
·          Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
·          Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
·         Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

·         Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
·         Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
·         Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
·         Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

·         Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
·         Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
·         Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
·         Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

·         Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
·         Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
·         Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
·         Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Finance, Auditing, Economics, Logistics, Business Studies or any other related field from a recognized Institution;
·         At least (5) Years if relevant working experience gained from a reputable organization;
·         Skills in Project Planning and management, budgeting and programming processes
·         High level analytical skills
·         Ability to develop integrated analyses to support Strategic decision making in programming and budgeting
·         Solid Knowledge of most systems relevant to Organizational business processes
·         Good Knowledge and Skills in Using MS Office Applications;
·         Excellent command of English is Vital.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role
·         Has supported the preparation and management of budgets.
·         Has assisted with the monitoring of budgets/resource plans/pipelines/supply chains.
·          Has assisted with budget/allotment related issues within the WFP budget system.

NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality 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.

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: 31st October 2019

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