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29 Mar 2024

Programme Associate (Budget and Programming) at World Food Programme (WFP)

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Job Description


• To provide a range of specialized support for efficient planning, monitoring, and analysis of project financial performance to enhance the optimal use of financial resources.


Under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme, and overall supervision of the Country Director, the Programme Associate will be responsible for the following duties.

• Review budget plans, monitor and analyze project financial performance, and make recommendations in compliance with WFP financial policies and procedures and best practices, to support financial analysis and optimization of resources.
• Provide comprehensive analysis of fund and grant balances identifying surpluses and deficits, and suggest corrective measures, to support maximum fund utilization and decision-making process.
• Support pipeline management ensuring efficient monitoring, to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximize operational effectiveness.
• Contribute to the improvement of internal processes, enhancement of corporate systems, and design of tools, to facilitate the overall planning, expenditure forecasting, and budget management and monitoring of resource utilization.
• Enter project budget plans and revisions in the corporate systems, to ensure data is timely and accurately captured enabling easy access to information and supporting planning and decision-making.
• Review, compile, and analyze data, maintain accurate records and files, and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, to support the accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders.
• Maintain communication with some stakeholders regarding project funds management matters and related processes, to clarify any discrepancies and optimize use of funds.
• Guide other support staff and contribute to their learning and development in budget planning, fund management, and operational planning, to facilitate continued development and consistency in services delivered.
• Follow standard emergency preparedness practices, to ensure WFP can quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
• Perform other related duties as required.

Qualification Required & Experience

• University Degree in Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, Management, or other related fields corresponding to the advertisement.
• A minimum of six (6) years of progressive experience in/managing Strategic Outcomes, and their related budgets or other related fields as advertised.

Desired Experiences for entry into the role:

• In-depth technical knowledge in preparation and management of budgets, monitoring of budgets/resource plans/pipelines, and assisting with budget/allotment-related issues.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.

Location: Accra

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Closing Date: 10 April, 2024

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