World Food Programme (WFP)

Consultant (Budget & Programming Officer)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of consultants is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. 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. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world. An estimated 80 percent of the population approximately 24 million people, require some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 14.3 million people who are in acute need. At least 50 percent of the population is estimated to be living in poverty.  WFP currently aims to save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies, and specifically increase food consumption through the scale-up of life-saving Emergency food assistance (particularly among the most food insecure population), as well as to expand coverage of nutrition interventions. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Prepare, update and manage the Yemen ICSP Needs based and implementation plan pipelines, and provide an accurate overview of requirements, shortfalls and net funding requirements;

  • Analyze implementation plan pipeline vs the resourcing situation and alerting activity managers on the potential pipeline breaks and propose the way forward;

  • Identify activities with the most critical funding gaps and in Coordination with Donor Relations and programme units, prepare budgets for funding proposals driven by such Analysis;

  • Monitor and manage the resource pipeline to maximize operational effectiveness, providing advice on resource allocations based on severity of pipeline shortfalls using relevant pipeline tools;​​​

  • Contribute to the preparation of food-demand plans to support management and usage of corporate Global Commodity Financial Facility (GCMF), specifically making recommendation on when GCMF stocks should be replenished to enable Yemen country office benefit from the forward purchasing;​​​​​​​

  • Programme funds made available (confirmed contributions, advances with or without collaterals) taking into consideration donors conditions and in coordination with activity managers and supply chain ensure optimal allocation and timely utilization of funds;​​​​​​​

  • Follow up with supply chain on all shipments, (including HQ shipping on US In kind) to ensure timely delivery and availability of food to cover the operational pipeline;​​​​​​​

  • Monitor funds availability and provide advice on utilization, advance financing, loan and borrowing, repayment and refinancing arrangements; alerting activity managers of approaching TOD/TDD for unassigned funds and potential resource shortfalls/surpluses and proposing appropriate solutions;​​​​​​​

  • Coordinate and prepare accurate reports and provide consistent Resource Management information across a wide variety of reports and external documents for all stakeholders and identify trends/issues and propose solutions that support decision-making by activity managers/senior management;​​​​​​​

  • Develop SOPs and tracking tools for managing Yemen pipeline and supply chain to ensure optimization of the Yemen operation food supply line for timely delivery of food assistance and overcoming supply chain challenges;​​​​​​​

  • Coordinate regular programme, supply chain, donor relations meetings to maximize operational effectiveness and improve collaboration between different stakeholders and act as secretariat for the resource Management Committee;​​​​​​​

  • Present the unit at internal meetings/committees/working groups as required, in order to contribute to discussion of key issues from a budget and resource management perspective;​​​​​​​

  • Monitor and provide advice on actions related to closure of the current projects and resource transfer/transition to the ICSP and new financial framework;​​​​​​​

  • Any other business as required.​​​​​

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Education: Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses Experience: At least 5 years of relevant profession experience in a budget, finance, planning and supply chain management. Has experience translating operational requirements into financial information. Has experience preparing budgets and reports for management. Had produced consolidated pipeline information, budgets, supply chain and operational plans. Has experience in reviewing plans and budgets. Languages:Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of Arabic is desirable The closing date for this Vacancy Announcement will be 11 January 2020 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS WFP never uses external recruitment agencies and recruitment is always free of charge. WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. The selection of consultants is made on a competitive basis and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements will be considered and only within the announced deadline. Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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
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