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Job Title:          Assistant Programme Officer
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10016914
Vacancy Notice: 017/2017
Reports to: Senior Programme Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About UNHCR:
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:   
  • 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.
  • Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan for overall compliance with global strategic priorities and regional priorities as well as with annual programming/planning instructions.
  • Assist 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.
  • 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.
  • Offer 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 (example 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.
  • Render support in monitoring compliance to the organizations resource allocation framework, providing support and taking corrective action where required.
  • Provide support in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
  • Keenly monitor the implementation of IP Risk Management techniques and tools.
  • Performs any other duties as required.

Key Result Areas:
  • 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 Assistant Programme Officer job opportunity should hold a University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Social Science or related field
  • At least two years of previous job experience relevant to the function. One year of experience in an international capacity is desired.
  • Completion of specific training relevant to functions of the position is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN language is desired
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes (MSRP, Focus, etc.)
  • Good computer skills (in MS office)
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals 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: 5th June 2017

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