FAO recruits 01 Strategy & Resource Planning Specialist
Juba, South Sudan
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Job Description: 2200957 Strategy & Resource Planning Specialist
Closure Date: 21/Apr/2022, 11:59:00 PMOrganizational Unit: FRSSDJob Type: Non-staff opportunitiesType of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)Grade Level: N/APrimary Location: South Sudan-JubaDuration: 6 months with possible extensionPost Number: N/A
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and cultureQualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to applyEveryone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s valuesFAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checksAll applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality Organizational SettingThe main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representatives, is to assist Governments to develop policies, programs and projects to achieve food and nutrition security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use the environment and natural resources in a sustainable manner.
In South Sudan, FAO also supports community efforts to promote rural development and strengthen food security. To achieve this, FAO promotes appropriate technologies, innovations, knowledge and skills that improve efficiencies in land and water use, and optimise utilization of forestry and fisheries resources for increased productivity and production. To this effect, FAO South Sudan delivers both emergency livelihood response and resilience building projects with extension services delivery as a cross cutting responsibility.
FAO has eleven field offices, one Field Office per state including Abyei administrative area. These offices are established to deliver FAO programs to the end users. To ensure effective and efficient delivery of plant protection and production extension services, FAO intends to deploy an Extension Associate (PP&P) to each of the field offices. Therefore, the incumbent will contribute to FAO’s plant production and protection programme as foreseen in the project/Corporate Support he/she will coordinate and be assigned.
The Strategy & Resource Planning Specialist will work under the overall supervision of the FAOR, and reports directly to the Strategy and Resource planning Officer
Provide guidance and support to project task force (PTF) in formulation, budget preparation in line with donor requirement and FAO cooperate policies. Coordinate processes of getting the required clearance in accordance to FAO regulations e.g. (LTO, LEG, Operational, CSFE, OCC, TCE/TCR and budget holder clearances.
Tasks and responsibilitiesEnsure routine management action are undertaken to have the approved budget uploaded in FPMIS and turned operationally active.
Plan/initiate the oversight process and develop the tools necessary to help decision makers abreast of project/Programme issues and in order to help management to maintain project scope. Provide proactive identification of project constraints and facilitate in providing the corrective action in adding insights into issues of prioritization and resolution.Develop, adapts and implements relevant planning and monitoring tools relating to budgets, field activities, PRs/POs for procurement, inventory, staffing, monthly/progress reporting.Prepare analytical reports on program/project for the management i.e. programme delivery, PO/PR from IMSI and operational advance.Monitor project expenditures against budget provided.Based on forecasts, budget lines description and donor constraints confirm availability of funds for payments and commitments. Identify the need for and execute back charges/journal vouchers for erroneous posting.Produce project budget reports based on available budgets by projects and overall portfolio.Perform budget monitoring on emphasis on over and expenditure, donor constraints for earmarking findings, timing of commitments and expenditures and operational effectiveness and efficient use of resources.Assist processing budget revision by preparing and processing budget adjustments, which require reflecting the changes in the work plan or in the implementation time line, exchange rate variation, costing factor, prioritization factor etc. The revised budget remains basis of decision-making.Once the revised budget is internally approved and endorsed by the donor, processing the changes in FPMIS and submit for FLO approval.Maintain FPMIS project information up to date (Budget, reports, other project relevant information). Upload delivery estimates in FPMIS.Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor. CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Minimum RequirementsBachelor’s degree in Business Administration specializing in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, Project Management or any other related course is required. ; Additional technical training in the field of accounts/finance is desirable.
At least three years of relevant experience in financial management, budgeting, Project ManagementSouth Sudan National. FAO Core Competencies
TeamworkCommunicationBuilding effective relationshipsKnowledge sharing and continuous improvement Technical/Functional SkillsGood experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of accounting.
Good knowledge of budget management tools skill.Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org
Applications received after the closing date will not be acceptedPlease note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
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Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process. FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
HOW TO APPLY• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
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