Budget & Programming Associate G6

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed.

World Food Programme


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 analyze project financial performance, and make recommendations in compliance with WFP financial policies and procedures and best practices, to support financial analysis and optimization of resources.
  • Provide comprehensive analysis of 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 maximize 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 utilization.
  • 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 analyze data, maintain accurate records and files, and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, to support the accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain communication with some stakeholders regarding project funds management matters and related processes, to clarify any discrepancies and optimize use of funds.
  • Guide 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 can quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


• 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.


Education: University Degree in Accounting/Finance, Business Administration,

Management, or other related fields corresponding to the advertisement.

Experience: A minimum of six (6) years of progressive experience in/managing Strategic

Outcomes, and their related budgets or other related fields as advertised.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English language.




Applications must be submitted no later than 12th June 2024 23:59hrs Zambian time.

Qualified Persons with Disabilities and Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply!

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.

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