WFP Somalia Budget & Programming Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

UN WFP Somalia

Position Title: Budget & Programming Officer

Vacancy Announcement No. 110/2022

Contract Type / Grade: Fixed-term, NOB

Duty Station: Nairobi

Contract Duration: 12 months (extendable)

Date of Issue: 15th November 2022

Closing Date: 28th November 2022

About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the ı. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

Why join WFP in Somalia?

In Somalia, the World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 550 employees who contribute towards Zero Hunger in Somalia in close partnership with local partners.

What will you do?

Budget Planning

  • Contribute towards the development of plans, processes and procedures ensuring compliance with wider budget programming policies for WFP Somalia CO.
  • Create and review project budget plans and monitor ongoing project performance against budget, ensuring adherence to guidance and policies, and provide financial analysis and advice to optimize resources.
  • Create and review budget and project documentation and ensure relevant resource data is recorded in internal systems for reference, in line with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Proactively contribute ideas on process and system improvement to better monitor and manage budgets and funds.

Resource Management

  • Monitor and provide advice on fund utilisation, and advance financing, loan and borrowing / repayment and refinancing arrangements; including alerts to approaching deadlines for unassigned funds and potential resource shortfalls / surpluses and propose appropriate solutions.
  • Monitor and provide advice on actions related to project closure and resource transfers.
  • Represent the unit at internal meetings/committees/working groups as required.

Pipeline Management

  • Monitor the resource pipeline to maximise operational effectiveness and provide advice on resource allocations based on severity of pipeline shortfalls.
  • Support the preparation of food-demand plans to support management and usage of corporate Global Commodity Financial Facility to guide decision-making.


  • Collate, analyse data and prepare reports to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to senior management and external stakeholders.
  • Provide regular progress reports on WFP Projects and for donor grants.
  • Review and update a wide range of manuals and guidelines and reports including- donor reports, executive briefs and sitreps for both external and internal stakeholders.
  • Guide and support capacity building for more junior employees.

Do you meet the minimum requirements?

  • Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or a First University Degree with additional years of related work experience.
  • Three or more years of postgraduate progressive professional experience in financial, budgeting and accounting Systems in commercial enterprises, national governments, or international organizations.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication in English.

Are you competent for this job?

Do you have

  • Experience in providing analytical inputs for the development of budgets, or operational plans and contributed to the production of various analytical reports to support decision making.
  • Strong analytical, communication (oral and written) and presentation skills.
  • Effective cognitive abilities, analytical, problem-solving skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, negotiating skills.
  • Proven capacity to initiate and lead innovation that strives for continuous improvements.
  • A demonstrated broad understand of WFP’s financial architecture and how it supports implementation of operations is an added advantage.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment Portal HERE.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

WFP is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis.

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.