UN Senior Programme Associate Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Senior Programme Associate
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027568
Vacancy Notice: 23/2017
Reports to: Senior Field
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL7
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
  • The Senior Programme Associate provides
    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.
  • Provide support in organizing and
    documenting a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of
    the organization criteria and policies for the selection of implementing
    and operational partners. 
  • Render support in managing the development
    of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the
    development of partner capacities.
  • Assist in negotiating agreements with
    implementing partners and ensure that IP agreements are established in
    conformity with UNHCR financial rules and the latest Headquarters
  • Provide support in the design and
    preparation of detailed operations plan according to UNHCR standards and
    draft relevant agreement to be concluded with IPs.
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring
    and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyse
    programme performance, trends and target interventions.
  • Review the implementation and performance
    of IPs agreements through appropriate physical monitoring to evaluate the
    projects by reviewing work plans, progress reports, budget, financial
    reports and expenditures undertake field visits
  • Ensure quality programmes, use UNHCR
    corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to 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
    organization resource allocation framework, providing support and taking
    corrective action where required.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance
    of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
  • Perform any 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
  • Implementing Partner agreements are
    established in a timely manner, regularly monitored and reported on in
    compliance with established guidelines and procedures
  • Provide inputs for the country operations
    plan (including budgets, staffing levels and structures) as well as
    prepare inputs for funding submissions, appeals and reports.
  • Enforce compliance with UNHCR global
    strategies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Senior Programme Associate job placement should have completed
    Secondary Education with an advanced certificate in Business
    Administration, Social Science, International Law or related field.
  • At least eleven years of previous job
    experience relevant to the function.
  • Good computer skills (in MS office).
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge
    of another relevant UN language or local language.
  • The applicant should have preferably
    completed the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to
    functions of the position.
  • Extensive knowledge of UNHCR financial
    rules, procedures and processes. Knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes
    (MSRP, Focus, etc.).
  • Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations
    and functions relating to office administration and programme activities
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: 4th August 2017
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