The Programme and Budget Specialist serves in the Division for Management Services, Strategic Resource Planning Branch (SRPB). The incumbent reports to the Resource Planning Advisor, Operations. The Branch ensures transparent, holistic, and efficient planning of UNFPA’s financial resources to support the achievement of the strategic plan. By taking a comprehensive perspective on the organization’s resources, comprising both core and non-core funding, SRPB helps both maximize impact and safeguard the financial sustainability of the organization. The Branch plays a key role in the integrated planning, distribution and management of financial resources for both programme and management activities and the monitoring of budget utilization.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
The incumbent ensures integrated, efficient and effective resource planning at UNFPA. They act as part of a team of focal points set up in a matrix structure, serving both assigned business units in HQ and Field offices, and being a point of contact with fund managers of UNFPA’s thematic funds. The incumbent supports resource planning through the following areas of activities:
1. Budget planning and formulation and integrated funds allocation
2. Integrated resource management, monitoring and oversight
3. Capacity building, training, advisory services and technical guidance
4. Policies and tools for resource planning and management
5. Support decision-making and UNFPA strategic priorities
Qualifications and Experience:
Advanced university degree in economics, public policy, political science, business administration, statistics, accounting, financial management, social science, data science, international relations or similar.
Knowledge and Experience:
5 years of professional experience in the fields of development, humanitarian aid, public policy, resource planning, strategy and strategic planning, budgeting, data analysis, or similar, at local, national and/or international level.
Fluency in English is required; working knowledge of other official UN languages, especially French or Spanish is an asset.
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