Finance/Budget Analyst

Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationFinance and AccountsMonitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th June, 2021

Job Description

Organizational Setting

The Office of Strategy, Programme and Budget (OSP) advises the Director-General on strategic and policy matters related to the Organization’s objectives, results-based programmes, and budgets for all sources of funds; leads the development of policies and procedures on results-based management, FAO country programming frameworks, and internal control and risk management; coordinates the preparation of Organization’s strategic, programme and budget plans; manages allocation of resources; and monitors and reports on corporate programme and budget implementation to help ensure effective and efficient achievement of results.

Reporting Lines

The Consultant/PSA will work under the overall management of the Deputy Director, OSP, and the direct supervision of a Strategy and Planning Officer, OSP.

Technical Focus

The consultant/PSA will provide support in the areas of results-based budgeting and monitoring with a focus on the specialised areas: split assessment, cost increase calculation, standard rate setting, and variance analysis.

Key Results

Research, technical analysis, and related services and systems to support budgeting, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Prepare draft cost increase assumptions based on the analysis of expenditures and the factors that affect expenditures (economic, financial, and human resources, UN-system wide and external) and in liaison with Human Resources and Finance divisions;
  • Prepare draft standard rates for personnel and cost increase estimates;
  • Prepare draft staff cost and currency variance forecasts with analyses;
  • Contribute to the improvements of data, report, and system through research, analysis, and testing and in liaison with the system team and Digitalization and Informatics division.

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in business administration, accounting, economics, social sciences, mathematics, computer sciences or related fields
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation, accounting, budget/financial management and analysis, business process analysis and/or system development
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian (for PSA it can be only one language).


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