Performance and Budget Analyst Geneva, Switzerland

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Performance and Budget Analyst Geneva, Switzerland



The position is located in the Program Performance and Budget Division (PPBD), Department of Program Planning and Finance. The Division is responsible for facilitating the planning and budgeting, implementation and monitoring, and assessment of the performance of WIPO’s programs in accordance with WIPO’s Results-Based Management (RBM) framework and the Financial Regulations and Rules (FRRs)

Purpose Statement

The incumbent works closely with and provides support to the Senior Manager Operations/Program Performance and the Director on a range of operational budgetary and program performance-related issues, including ERP-related.

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Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Senior Manager Operations/Program Performance.

Work Relations

The incumbent liaises extensively with Managers, Sector Leads and colleagues throughout the Organization and with the Human Resources Management Department, the Finance Division, the Procurement Division and the Management and Administrative Applications Section to provide advice, resolve issues, and coordinate on budget and program performance-related issues.

 Duties and Responsibilities

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The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:

  • Analyze requests for the use of personnel and non-personnel resources against annual workplans and organizational results. Update and carry out administrative actions in ERP systems and follow up with concerned organizational units.
  •  Provide guidance on the preparation of annual workplans, implementation and monitoring of annual workplans and performance assessments. Prepare analysis, as required, on program implementation and budget utilization, identify issues and propose solutions in order to facilitate organizational service delivery.
  •  Monitor and analyze the utilization of personnel resources, including HR central costs and vacant positions and backfills, and produce periodic monitoring reports.
  • Provide guidance to Sectors on the preparation of the Program of Work and Budget. Review submissions, including costing and programmatic aspects, prepare cost analysis and prepare consolidated drafts. Contribute to the preparation of personnel costs for the biennium based on actual-based costing principles and the ongoing monitoring of personnel costs during implementation.

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  • Prepare inputs to the WIPO Performance Reports, including resource utilization explanations and annexes.
  • Act as PPBD business focal point for the streamlining and/or automation of operational processes and reporting, including review and analysis of existing processes/reports, identification of opportunities for improvement/simplification. Prepare business requirements and test cases for automation/reporting initiatives and conduct user acceptance testing.
  • Perform other related tasks as required, including back-up for Senior Performance and Budget Analysts in case of absence.

Education (Essential)

  • First-level university degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related discipline.

Experience (Essential)

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  • At least six years of relevant professional work experience including in the area of result-based management, finance or budgeting. An advanced university degree may be accepted in lieu of two years of relevant experience.
  • Experience of working with an ERP system, e.g. Oracle or PeopleSoft.

Language (Essential)

  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.