Overview

The Programme Specialist reports to the Programme and Budget Officer. He/she acts independently in routine matters,showing a high degree of initiative and independent judgment in performing a broad range of programme, planning and budgeting activities requiring in-depth analysis and interpretation of relevant policies, procedures and best practices and works in close collaboration with managers and staff in the regional and decentralized offices.

 

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Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, review and analyze the Periodic Budgetary Reports for final submission to the Office of Strategic Planning;
  • Assemble and synthesize data from corporate data bases to facilitate the analysis of programmes, projects or activities, and to draft periodic or ad hoc management reports;
  • Monitor projects and ensure the maintenance and retrieval of programming reference material, documentation, data and information;
  • Consolidate and monitor various reports on human resources planning and expenditures, the use of non-staff
  • Resources, the office communication and publishing plans, IT plans, and travel schedules;
  • Screen incoming correspondence to identify issues requiring further attention and draft related correspondence;
  • Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing across the office through training of staff and briefing of budget holders on administrative/budgetary/planning/programming/financial procedures and processes;
  • Review current processes and make recommendations to improve programme/projects administration procedures;
  • Perform other functions as required.

 

Job Requirements

  • University degree in Management, Accountings, Finances or related fields;
  • Five years of experience in administrative/ financial/ planning/ programming/ budgeting activities for both Regular Programme and Projects
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work
  • Extent and relevance of experience in budgeting and planning
  • Knowledge of French is considered an asset
  • Excellent knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment

Desirable Qualifications

  • Familiarity with FAO and/or UN field programme management procedures and guidelines;
  • Excellent communications skill, both orally and in writing, on technical materials for audiences at different levels of technical expertise;
  • Extent of knowledge of corporate information systems such as Oracle, FAO COIN (Country Office Information System) and FAO FPMIS (Field Programme Management Information System);
  • Knowledge of FAO organizational structure.

 

Application Procedures : How To Apply

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