Budget & Programming Associate

May 10, 2022

Job Description

the United Nations World Food Programme

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Budget & Programming Associate
Requisition ID: 162032
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Fixed Term: Africa, Western
Organisational Context

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Country Offices (COs).
Job holders typically report to the Budget & Programming Officer.
Job holders at this level demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to complex queries with only general guidance.
There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis.
Job holders support management of financial resources and may provide guidance to other staff.

Job Purpose

To provide a range of specialised support for efficient planning, monitoring and analysis of project financial performance to enhance optimal use of financial resources.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

Review budget plans, monitor and analyse project financial performance and make recommendations in compliance with WFP financial policies and procedures and best practices, to support financial analysis and optimisation of resources.
Provide comprehensive analysis on fund and grant balances identifying surpluses and deficits, and suggest corrective measures, to support maximum fund utilization and decision-making process.
Support pipeline management ensuring efficient monitoring, to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximise operational effectiveness.
Contribute to the improvement of internal processes, enhancement of corporate systems and design of tools, to facilitate the overall planning, expenditure forecasting, and budget management and monitoring of resource utilisation.
Enter project budget plans and revisions in the corporate systems, to ensure data is timely and accurately captured enabling easy access to information and supporting planning and decision-making.
Review, compile and analyse data, maintain accurate records and files and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, to support accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders.
Maintain communication with a number of stakeholders regarding project funds management matters and related processes, to clarify any discrepancies and optimise use of funds.
Provide guidance to other support staff and contribute to their learning and development in budget planning, fund management and operational planning, to facilitate continued development and consistency in services delivered.
Follow standard emergency preparedness practices, to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

Completion of Secondary School Education.
A post secondary Certificate in the related functional area.


Six years of relative work experience.


Fluency (level C) in the English language. 

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

Has supported the preparation and management of budgets.
Has assisted with the monitoring of budgets/resource plans/pipelines/supply chains.
Has assisted with budget/allotment related issues within the WFP budget system.

WFP offers an attractive compensation package.
Application Closing Date
25th May, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Only Nigerian nationals and Nigerian residency permit holders are eligible to apply for this position.
Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  
Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.

To apply for this job please visit career5.successfactors.eu.


Hi there 👋
It’s nice to meet you!

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.