Budget & Finance Associate, New Delhi, India

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Country: India

City: New Delhi, India

Office: WHO New Delhi, India

Grade: G-6

Closing date: Monday, 15 February 2021

Budget & Finance Associate

( 2100032 )

Grade : G6

Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : Two years

Job Posting: Jan 18, 2021, 11:06:28 AM

WHO India Country Office collaborates with the Government of India and relevant stakeholders within the framework of the collaborative Country Cooperation Strategy, to actively support the development and implementation of national health policies, strategies and plans aiming at promoting access to and utilization of affordable and quality health services and improving the financial protection against health-related risks.

Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHO

WHO’s mandate revolves around six (6) leadership priorities specifying

(i) advancing universal health coverage; (ii) health related sustainable development goals; (iii) addressing the challenge of non-communicable diseases and mental health, violence and injuries and disabilities; (iv) implementing the provisions of the International Health Regulations (2005); (v) increasing access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products; (vi) addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health. The South

East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, with India’s population of 1.3 billion. All the Member States of WHO/SEAR (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste), share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation. The mission of WHO India is to improve quality of life of the 1.3 billion people in India by supporting the government in eliminating vaccine preventable and other communicable diseases, reducing maternal and neonatal mortalities, promoting healthy lifestyles, addressing determinants of health, preparing and responding to health emergencies and strengthening health systems for universal health coverage.


Under the overall guidance of NPO (Administrative Support) and direct supervision of NPO (Finance), the incumbent performs the following duties:

Assist in periodic monitoring & review of budget ceilings & assessment needs of the technical units as per strategic priority wise and programme area wise needs and allocations;
Prepare & consolidate budget analysis after taking into consideration the needs of the technical units for review by the supervisors;
Coordinate with regional office for processing of Programme Changes and Expenditure Batches as per operational requirements;
Assist supervisor in review and analysis of HR plan for identification of HR savings (if any) to be moved to activities or vice-versa;
Prepare programme changes & affecting the approved programme changes in GSM;
Assist PTAEO validation and funds management for HR and Activities workplan;
Facilitate financial analysis, reports and presentations. Generate MIS & provide support to Administrative Officer (AO) for decision making

as and when required;
Assist in implementation of recommendations from management reviews and audit observations/queries;
Facilitate biennial operational planning process including technical and financial monitoring /reporting; and

Support operational GSM work during the biennial planning process; mid-term and end of the biennium review process;
Costing & budgeting of HR and activities work plan;
Assist supervisors in GSM actions and compliances w.r.t operational planning and end of the year review process in GSM;
Facilitate VC funds tracking, monitoring and implementation trend including tracking of donor contribution;
Assist supervisor in review of donor agreements from budgetary and financial perspective, assist in timely donor reporting;
15. Coordinate with PPC and BFU for ‚in-service‘ and in-kind‘ awards for budget ceiling enhancements and expenditure recording; and

16. Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.



Essential: Completion of secondary school education.

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Desirable: Training in Budgeting and Accounting. Training in computer applications including Excel.


Essential: At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in administration and/or accounting, budgeting and finance functions.

Desirable: Practical experience relevant to the position. Relevant experience in WHO or another UNagency/ a comparable international Organization is an asset. Experience in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.



Good knowledge of use of application of computer applications and software such as MS Office.

Ability to draft complete/near complete reports, correspondence concisely and clearly.

Ability to establish good working relationships with Government Officials and staff of other UN agencies.

Desirable: Thorough knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and administrative procedures.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Knowing and managing yourself

Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Hindi.


WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at INR 1,035,979 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

A written test may be used as a form of screening.

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO 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 through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

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WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.