Programme Associate (Financial Background) SC6- Maputo

Programme Associate (Financial Background) SC6- Maputo
Programme Associate (Financial Background) SC6- Maputo

16 Julho, 2020

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STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Degree and further studies desirable in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or related fields.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Development and/or update of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to guide on grant management and reporting in collaboration with relevant units.

Support the development of tools needed for budgeting, monitoring, and carrying out expenses in line with reporting requirements.

Monitor and advise the project management on the financial status of projects and programmes (including pending and approved budgets; contributions confirmed but not yet available for expenditure; contributions available for expenditure and contributions already expended).

Advise and support on financial and administrative matters.

Monitor commitments and expenditures of budgets and other funds allotments and ensuring that utilization of funds is in accordance with agreements. 

Ensure transparent and efficient utilization of WFP’s financial resources.

Support informed financial decision making.

Participate in preparing the WFP budgets and Donor Agreement (including GCF agreements and other).

Ensure integrity and consistency of data in WFP financial and accounting systems.

Conduct financial analysis to better utilize resources and avoid/ minimize project unspent balances.

Coordinate the process for preparation of financial reports to the donor. Such role involve engagement with CO in ensuring quality check and reconciliation of financial data, review and timely submission of financial reports as required under Donor Agreement.

Contribute to establishing priorities and work plans, monitoring progress, and providing coaching, training and guidance to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.

Other as required.JOB PURPOSE

The Budget Management Officer will report to the Climate Adaptation & Resilience Team Leader, and work closely with the Activity 2 manager, as well as Finance and Budget Programming teams.

At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis.ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

Ability to review a variety of data, identify data discrepancies, accuracy and attention to detail in preparation of reports, advanced Excel and data processing skills, accounting and/or finance related working experience, preferably with WFP.4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • 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.

People

  • 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.

Performance

  • 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.

Partnership

  • 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 fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • At least three (3) years of working experience.
  • Experience working in the finance or resource management or analytical function in a humanitarian institution;
  • Experience in preparation of donor financial reports.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

No later than: 17.07.2020FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability NameDescription of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food AssistanceDemonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized AreasUnderstands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
Emergency ProgrammingDisplays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/GovernmentUnderstands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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Type of contract: Service Contract SC6

Duration: 9 months extendable if required

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