UN Associate Programme Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Position Number: 10026721
Vacancy Notice Number: 029/2018
Reports to: Senior Programme Officer
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Associate Programme Officer will undertake the following duties:
  • Through a consultative process within the country and field visits, stay involved in the development of the strategies, methodologies, contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges for the country.
  • Assist in ensuring that global strategic priorities (GSP) and regional priorities as well as information on projected resource availability guide the planning parameters.
  • Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan in compliance with global strategic priorities and regional priorities as well as with annual programming/planning instructions.
  • Provide support in organizing a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the organizations criteria and policies for the selection of implementing and operational partners.
  • Assist in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the development of partner capacities.
  • Assist in training UNHCR as well as implementing partners (IP) staff in UNHCR standard procedures related to the Results Based Programme management.
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyze UNHCRs performance, trends and target interventions.
  • Undertake field visits to evaluate and improve the planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of assistance projects.
  • Provide support in implementing the establishment of sound monitoring processes, in reviewing final reports and on progress in order to advise on any corrective actions required or the need for additional resources to reach planned target levels.
  • Apply UNHCRs corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to record data and assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level.
  • Assist in keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports.
  • Assist in monitoring compliance to the organizations resource allocation framework, providing support and taking corrective action where required.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
  • Monitor the implementation of IP Risk Management techniques and tools.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The needs of persons of concern in the country are assessed and analysed in a participatory manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.
  • IP agreements are established in a timely manner, regularly monitored and reported on in compliance with established guidelines and procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Associate Programme Officer job opportunity should hold a University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Social Science or related field
  • At least four years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position is desired
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN language  is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes (MSRP, Focus, etc.)
All interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 29th April 2018


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