World Food Programme (WFP)

Budget & Programming Assistant

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

  Are you ready for SAVING LIVES CHANGING LIVES of the world's most vulnerable people? If yes, this opportunity is for you! WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Job Title:  Budget and Programming Assistant Grade: GS5 Type of contract: FIXED TERM Vacancy Number: 141772 Duration: 1 year, renewable Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand Terms and Conditions: WFP offers competitive benefits package including tax-free salary plus a medical insurance and security coverage


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. It gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need. Delivering on our mandate of Zero Hunger requires us to have a diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced workforce.

WFP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and The Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand oversees operations in 17 countries plus the Pacific, reaching 30 million people with assistance valued at US $3 billion. The portfolio ranges from humanitarian aid in Tajikistan, to school meals in Cambodia and Laos, supporting government social protection schemes in India and Pakistan, Climate Change adaptation in Nepal and Sri Lanka, nutrition for mothers and children in Bangladesh and Timor Leste, to Emergency preparedness in Indonesia and the Pacific.


To provide Technical Support for efficient planning, monitoring and Analysis of project financial performance to enhance optimal use of Financial Resources.

The Budget and Programming Assistant reports to the Budget and Programming Officer.

Within delegation authority, the Budget and Programming Assistant will be responsible for the following duties (not all-inclusive): • Contributes to the review of budget plans, monitoring and analysis of 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.

• Be responsible for performing technical steps in WFP corporate systems from entering to releasing of the data and ensure accurate data captured in the corporate systems within the established deadlines, to enable easy Access to Information and support planning and decision-making.

• Provides support in compiling data and basic analysis on fund and grant balances, to ensure the maximum fund utilization and decision-making process.

• Contributes to pipeline management facilitating efficient monitoring to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximize operational effectiveness i.e. ensure a timely submission of pipeline report, review basic pipeline data, consolidate a pipeline information of all operations in the region, for further decision-making.

• Compiles data and provide basic analysis, maintain accurate records and files, and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports for further reviews, to support accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders.

• Maintains communication with a number of individuals regarding project funds management matters and related processes to clarify any discrepancies and optimize use of funds.

• Provides guidance and on-the-job training to other staff in budget planning, fund management and operational planning, to support continued development and consistency in services delivered.

• Performs other related duties as required.



• Completion of secondary school education is required. University degree in Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain/Project Management, or related functional area is desirable.


• Four or more years of responsible work experience in managing/assisting the preparation of complex financial documents, budget analyses or pipeline management.

• Proficiency in MS Office skills in Excel and Power Point KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

• Self-motivated and proactive, able to work with a high degree of autonomy • Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative; ability to leverage analytical skills into advanced data models and tools.

• Ability to produce high-quality financial reports, including graphically based PowerPoint presentations as well as text documents • Strong time management skills with an ability to plan, anticipate requirements, problems and obstacles, and an ability to juggle competing priorities successfully, and to work to tight deadlines • Good interpersonal and communication skills, ability to perform in a multifunctional team setting • Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the World Food Programme LANGUAGE 

• Proficiency in both oral and written communication skills in English


Sunday 25 April 2021, 23:59 hrs Bangkok time

This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Thailand.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via ( ).

Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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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