Planning Budgeting and Reporting Consultant

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Consultancy
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Audit and Oversight, Budget and Accounting, Evaluation, Finance
  • Deadline:
    10/06/2023

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.

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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.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT :

The Corporate Planning and Performance (CPP) Division establishes standards, products, and services to ensure transparent and accountable planning, budgeting, and performance management function in WFP. Serving internal and external clients and stakeholders, the Division provides critical support to oversight and decision-making, driving the effective and efficient implementation of WFPs mandate. Under the Chief Financial Officer’s direction, CPP works across the organization to ensure effective and efficient processes across the planning, budget and performance cycle (planning, budgeting, implementation oversight, and reporting). The Division strives to deliver simple, clear, and coherent planning to reporting services and products to its clients.

The Corporate Planning, Budgeting and Reporting Branch (CPPC) manage and administer the comprehensive program support and business operations budget and monitor performance against targets (budget & results) to inform resource allocation decisions. The Branch is responsible for designing, analysing, and presenting the corporate plan, corporate budget and planned activities and results; monitoring the implementation of the corporate plan and budget including KPIs and budget utilization; designing the corporate allotment structure and managing corporate budget funding requests.

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES (not limited to) :

Under the direct supervision of the Chief CPPC or her delegate, the Consultant will perform the following functions:
1. Develop and produce analytical products related to financial resources and performance results for the annual Management Plan and Annual Performance Report.
2. Translate performance planning measurement into insights and presentation decks to effectively communicate to managers.
3. In close collaboration with the Finance division, support the drafting and analyze specific sections of the Annual Performance Report.
4. Coordinate the Corporate Critical Initiatives (CCIs) planning and reporting exercise.
5. Analyze and compile CCI financial and performance results, providing guidance to CCI owners.
6. Build and maintain CPPC’s workplan for the Management Plan.
Identify, participate in selecting, and implement new processes and tools that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of end-to-end planning to reporting processes in the context of the CPP overall budgetary and performance planning portfolio.
7. Other duties as required

KEY DELIVERABLES:

The consultant is expected to deliver the following:

  1. Efficiently managed CCI budget collection process—including development of templates and provision of advice
  2. Management Plan CCI narrative and annex
  3. Quarterly synopsis of CCI financial and performance results
  4. Annual Performance Plan Financial Performance narrative and CCI annex
  5. Regularly updated workplan of CPPC’s responsibilities for the Management Plan

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:
Four years or more of relevant, progressive postgraduate work experience in project management, budget processes and/or relevant fields.

Knowledge and Skills:
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze, collect, organize, and interpret information and draw out the key messages
• Able to prepare tailored, high-quality powerpoint presentations
Strong written communication skills, able to clearly articulate insights to stakeholders in WFP and draft clear and concise reports
• Utilizes sound knowledge of strategy, performance management, and budgeting concepts to generate practical recommendations
• Project management skills (time management, organization, stakeholders enegagement) to balance competing priorities successfully and work to tight deadlines

Education:
Advanced University degree in Economics, International Business Management or other relevant fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Language:
Fluency (level C) in English language is essential.
Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language is preferred: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language.

DESIRED FOR THE ROLE:

  • Knowledge of business strategy, cost analysis, financial and performance management
  • Experience in project management

 

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline for application: 9 June midnight Rome time

Reference: VA no. 827415

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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.