Programme & Budget Associate

United Nations Population Fund

New York, United States of America

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

The incumbent helps ensure integrated, efficient and effective resource planning at UNFPA, supporting

the work of the Branch along through the following areas of activities:

Budget planning and formulation and integrated funds allocation

Integrated resource management, monitoring and oversight

Capacity building, training, advisory services and technical guidance

Policies and tools for resource planning and management

Support decision-making and UNFPA strategic priorities

Duties and Responsibilities:

Budget planning and formulation and integrated funds allocation:

  • Support work related to the preparation and formulation of the Integrated Budget and its reviews
  • and revisions for Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices, aligned with the priorities
  • of the UNFPA Strategic Plan;
  • Contribute to the analysis and review of individual office budget submissions for the Integrated
  • Budget, to the Integrated Budget proposal and to supporting analysis for ACABQ, Executive
  • Board and UNFPA senior management.
  • Support the fund allocation process for non-core funds, assist fund managers on resource
  • planning matters, and support the work of the steering committees of respective funds as
  • needed
  • Support to review of office’s requests with budgetary consequences (including office
  • restructuring proposals) and provide feedback

Integrated resource management, monitoring and oversight:

  • Receive, analyze, and respond to inquiries from UNFPA business units concerning resource
  • planning and budgeting
  • Serve as first point of contact in the General Service Desk on assigned service lines
  • Participate in team-wide problem-solving for inquiries
  • Use analytical tools to monitor expenditures and budget implementation
  • Support regular reporting including financial performance management reporting, interim donor
  • reporting where appropriate, facilitate approval of workplans and monitoring from budget
  • perspective

Capacity building, training, advisory services and technical guidance:

  • Support the branch’s efforts to build capacity for resource planning and budgeting in all offices
  • using all tools available (trainings, on-line tools, facilitated platforms etc.);
  • Support the review of funding proposals and workplans (from resource planning perspective) for
  • consistency and compliance with relevant policy, and provide constructive feedback
  • Support field offices in matters of programme budgeting and policies and procedures for
  • resource planning, using policy and costing tools as appropriate

Policies and tools for resource planning and management:

  • Support field offices in matters of programme budgeting and policies and procedures for
  • resource planning, using policy and costing tools as appropriate
  • Implement resource planning and budgeting decisions at the operational level using Enterprise
  • Resource Planning (ERP) and other software as needed

Support decision-making and UNFPA strategic priorities:

  • Participate in internal meetings and workstreams involving resource planning aspects
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Branch Chief and the Director of the Division for
  • Management Services to support their work as they may deem necessary;

Required Skills and Experience:

Education:

  • Completion of secondary education with supplemental training in business, financial management or
  • accounting.
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel, Word processing and computer applications.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 7 years of professional experience in resource planning, funds management, budgeting, finance, or
  • similar.

Other Desirable Skills:

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems, in particular budgeting systems.
  • Excellent computer and office software skills including in Microsoft applications, e.g. Word, Excel, Access
  • and PowerPoint, are necessary.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required; working knowledge of other UN official languages, especially French or
  • Spanish is an asset.

Source: https://www.unfpa.org/jobs/programme-budget-associate-strategic-resource-planning-branch-division-management-services-new