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Programme (Budget) Officer, P2, Temporary Appointment (TA 364 days), #127831, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh # 569639 (For non - Bangladeshi Nationals only)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
P2 Entry Professional Temporary Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 28 Feb 2024
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, an advocate.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the Chief of Planning and Monitoring, the incumbent Programme (Budget) Officer will contribute to programme budget planning and monitoring, evaluation of programme/project activities, ensure funds utilisation is in line with donor conditions, monitor effective grants management, carry out financial data analysis, and ensure timely submission of expenditures. Review funding reported to and processed by the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) per year and reconcile with the internal UNICEF financial system to ensure accurate financial reporting.  The Programme (Budget) Officer also provides professional financial and operational assistance throughout the programming process by supporting a variety of technical tasks to facilitate the effective implementation of HACT in line with the UNICEF HACT Policy and Procedures.

Major duties and responsibilities:

1.  Budget Planning and Management

2.  Partnerships & Reporting (Budgets and financials)

3.  Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT)

4.  Capacity Building (Budget Management/HACT)

For detailed job responsibilities, please see the attached TOR:  ToR-Programme (Budget) Officer TA P2 CXB.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree in accounting, budgeting, business administration, financial management, audit procedures, or other social sciences.


    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in programme/project development and management or financial planning, management and oversight or related field at the international and/or in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in programme/project financial monitoring and evaluation in a UN system agency or organisation is an asset.

  • Background/familiarity with and exposure to emergency programming is preferred.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. [the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role]

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. 



UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. The genuine and complete vacancy announcements are published on UNICEF Careers website at 

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. 

Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term "Internal" refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This position is no longer open.