TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: Resource Planning Specialist, Tools & Costing, Strategic Resource Planning Branch (SRPB), Division for Management Services (DMS), New York, P-3

  • Level: P-3
  • Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
  • Closing date: 09 Feb 2023 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA

The Position:

The Resource Planning Specialist, Tools & Costing serves in the Division for Management Services, Strategic Resource Planning Branch (SRPB). The incumbent reports to the Resource Planning Specialist, Analytics and Policy. 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. The incumbent supervises a general service staff member.

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.

Job Purpose:

The incumbent provides tools, analytical products and expertise in the areas of resource planning and costing to achieve optimal use of both core and non-core funds through the following areas of activities:

1. Budget planning and formulation and integrated funds allocation
2. Capacity building, training, advisory services and technical guidance
3. Policies and tools for resource planning and management
4. Support decision-making and UNFPA strategic priorities
5. Branch management and representation, supervision of direct reports

Qualifications and Experience: 


Advanced university degree in financial management, business administration, business statistics, accounting, economics, social science, or similar. 

Knowledge and Experience: 

5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the fields of budgeting / resource planning, policy at national and/or international level.

Other Desirable Skills:

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Deep knowledge of ERP systems.
  • Excellent computer and office software skills including in Microsoft applications, e.g. Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, are necessary.
  • Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods, policies and procedures, is desirable.


Fluency in English is required; working knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.

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