Budget & Programming Officer

World Food Programme, Bangui, Central African Republic

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationFinance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th April, 2019

Job Description


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.


These jobs are found primarily in WFP Field based Offices, and job holders typically report to Programme Policy Officer or Programme Associate. The reporting lines may change depending on the size of the office.

At this level work is carried out under minimum supervision. Job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate technical work and reports. They may provide guidance on standard practices to other staff and counterparts in their area of work.


  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of projects, plans, and procedures according to WFP's budget programming policies and standards.
  • Monitor the use of funds, the allocation of resources, actions related to the closure of projects and the transfer of resources.
  • Assist in the preparation of resource request plans.
  • Monitor budget and project documentation and ensure that data is recorded in internal systems according to procedures.
  • Collect and analyze project data and contribute to the preparation of reports to support informed decision-making.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff in budgeting, management, planning by contributing to the updating of training materials.
  • Review and periodically develop accurate projections of food assistance and cash flow pipelines to identify gaps according to the needs of the different operational programs.
  • Maintain a database of loans and repayments between WFP projects and between WFP and other organizations.


  • Education: Advanced university degree in business administration, finance, economics or other relevant field, or university level degree with additional years of related work (minimum three).
  • Experience: 1 to 3 years of professional experience in financial analysis or operational budgets.
  • Spoken and written languages: French and English.


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