Budget & Programming Officer SC9

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Job Description

Job Description

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.


 Opening date: 3rd January 2024                                                                    Closing date: 17th January 2024

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  •  Collaborate on the development of plans, processes, and procedures to ensure compliance with WFP Somalia CO’s budget programming policies.
  • Create and review project budget plans and monitor ongoing project performance against budgets, providing financial analysis and advice for resource optimization.
  • Review and create budget and project documentation, ensuring the accurate recording of resource data in internal systems, adhering to WFP standards.
  • Actively contribute innovative ideas for system improvements, techniques, tools, processes, and procedures to enhance budget and fund monitoring and management.
  • Monitor and provide guidance on fund utilization, advance financing, loans, borrowing, repayments, and refinancing arrangements, and communicate any deadlines for unassigned funds to the Country Directors and CO Leadership team.
  •  Oversee actions related to project closure and resource transfers.
  • Represent the unit in internal meetings, committees, and working groups to provide and obtain budget and resource programming perspectives.
  • Monitor the resource pipeline to maximize operational efficiency, following established standards and processes, and provide advice on resource allocations based on pipeline shortfalls using relevant tools.
  • Assist in preparing food-demand plans to support corporate Global Commodity Financial Facility management and provide data for RB/HQ decision-making.
  • Collect and analyze data to prepare accurate and timely reports for informed decision-making, ensuring consistency in information presented to senior management and external stakeholders.
  • Provide regular reports on the progress of WFP Projects under different SO’s and for donor grants.
  • Review and update CO-specific reports for external and internal audiences, ensuring data consistency across various reporting materials.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff in budgeting, fund management, and operational planning by answering queries and updating training materials, manuals, and guidelines.
  • Supervise GS staff as required and perform other relevant duties as needed.

Skills and Qualifications


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 postgraduate progressively responsively professional experience
in financial, budgeting and accounting Systems in commercial enterprises, national
governments, or international organizations. At least three (3) years of postgraduate professional experience.

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


  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of plans, processes, and procedures while ensuring compliance with budget programming policies.
  • Advanced knowledge of WFP’s information systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 
  • Ability to collate and analyze data for the preparation of accurate and timely reports,
  • Experience in coordinating operational planning, fostering discussions on resource projections and implications on a program-wide level.


Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates 

How to apply


Closing date: 17th January 2024


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.