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Programme Policy Officer (Operations & Budget) CST I, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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Job Description

  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Master’s degree
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Gender: Both

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Contribute to the implementation of plans and policies by setting clear goals; coordinate processes for budget and programming activities in compliance with WFP and functional strategies for FLAs/MoUs.
  2. Review FLAs and MoUs budgets for accuracy, appropriateness, cost containment/effectiveness and completeness in line with available guidelines, flagging any shortcomings and providing comprehensive feedback to the main stakeholders as needed.
  3. Contribute FLA/MoUS budgets in WFP’s corporate systems ensuring that all budget-supporting documents are available, and address received comments and recommendations before relevant resource data is recorded in internal systems for reference.
  4. Support the preparation Project Review Committee for call for proposals, analyze ratings ensure cost effectiveness.
  5. Analyze FLA/MoU closure activities, ensuring actions are taken for resources transfers and the timely start and closures of activities.
  6. Coordinate and consolidate information for the weekly/monthly situation reports.
  7. Participate in meetings with internal stakeholders to discuss the operational effectiveness and progress.
  8. Supervise, guide a small-sized team, coaching and providing/delivering training to build capacity and increase expected level of operational support, acting as a first escalation point on more complex analysis and queries.
  9. Represent the unit at internal meetings/committees/working groups as required, in order to obtain and provide information from a budget and resource programming perspective.
  10. Contribute and, put together budget plans for cooperating partners that are under-performing with clear timelines and objectives, including trainings, information sessions, etc.
  11. Perform other relevant duties as required.

•    Operational Partnerships are well maintained and strengthened through WFP’s main rules and guidelines.
•    Risks related to partners’ capacity, performance and capacities are regularly monitored and mitigated when and where possible.


Education:    Advanced university degree or first level university degree with additional relevant work experience.

Experience: Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience in the subject matter. Exposure to the international arena either by directly working for an international institution/organization; or, if working for a national entity, by way of interacting with international stakeholders

Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Proficiency in Windows MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Budget preparation, review and analysis
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Behavioral competencies such as Action Management, Client Orientation, Cognitive Capacity, Innovation, Partnering and Teamwork.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.


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