Fresher UN Assistant Project Control Officer Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026362
Reports to: Head of Sub-Office
Vacancy Notice: 18/2016
Duty Station: Adjumani,
Post Grade: NOA
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.
The primary functions of project control are to complement programme
management and provide support for oversight of projects including the
formulation of a monitoring plan, quality assurance, and verification. Other
activities of project control include: review of project agreements, project
audit, monitoring that there is synchrony between financial and operational
performance, participation in multi-functional monitoring activities and
reviews, tracking project risk management, and supporting project closure. It
is essential to maintain segregation of duties between project control and
programme functions for effective accountability and oversight.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Project Control Officer will play a focal role in maintaining harmonious and
effective partnerships, and often interact with implementing partners. As a
result, incumbents need to be very mindful of all dimensions of partnerships in
their interaction with partners (in accordance with the Principles of
Partnership, the Code of Conduct and other relevant documents).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively contribute to reviewing that
    project agreements are in conformity with Country Operation Plans and
    UNHCR rules, policies and procedures.
  • The incumbent will also contribute to
    tracking the management of project risks in collaboration with the
    programme unit, and report major risks to senior management.
  • Pro-actively contribute to reviewing,
    analyzing and verifying Financial and Performance Implementing Partner
    Reports (Part I-IPFR and Part II-IPR), and to checking accuracy and
    consistency between IPFR and IPR, in accordance with project agreements.
  • Regularly monitor, track and verify that
    expenditure for direct implementation by UNHCR is in line with the
    approved budget.
  • Carry out reviews of the internal control
    systems of implementing partners and provide advice as required.
  • Provide input on identified variants,
    risks and issues to the partner, programme unit and escalate to management
    as required.
  • Offer support to ensure timely project
    closure in coordination with the programme unit.
  • Provide input to the mid- and end-year
    programme review process on issues related to project control.
  • Build and maintain professional
    relationships with implementing partners.
  • Keep up-to-date with all UNHCR rules,
    regulations and procedures necessary to perform these duties.
  • Perform any other duties as required by
    the Head of Sub-Office.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Assurance of project implementation and
    delivery of expected results within budget/resources, timeframe, and in
    accordance with project agreements is provided.
  • Resources transferred to implementing
    partners are utilized for the intended purposes and in accordance with
    project agreements.
  • Performance delivery and financial
    expenditure reported by implementing partners are accurate and consistent.
  • Programme and senior management are
    promptly informed of major variances and risks in the execution of
    projects (budgets, finance, implementation or timeframe).
 Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Assistant Project Control Officer job opportunity should hold a University
    Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration,
    Economics or related field, OR university degree in another field combined
    with a professional qualification in accounting, auditing or finance
    (CPA/CIA or equivalent).
  • At least two years of previous job
    experience in the field of accounting/finance, project management,
    business analysis, quality assurance and/or risk management.
  • Good knowledge of international auditing
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular
    in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working
    knowledge of another UN language.
  • Knowledge of United Nations financial
    rules and procedures is desirable
  • Familiarity with the workflows of major
    Enterprise Resource Planning financial modules (such as PeopleSoft, SAP or
    Oracle) is an added advantage
  • Working experience with accrual accounting
    (such as IPSAS or IFRS) is an added advantage
  • Proven experience in working in an
    inter-agency context and in nurturing partnership.
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also
    independently, in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Knowledge of the UN system.
  • Ability to work in remote areas.
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: 24th
September, 2016
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