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

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: 10028848
Vacancy Notice: 015/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior Programme
Grade: NOB
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
Under the direct Supervision of the Senior Programme Officer, the
incumbent 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.
  • Provide support 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 vacancy should hold a University
    degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Social
    Science or related field
  • At leats 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
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules,
    procedures and processes is desired
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN language
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes
    (MSRP, Focus, etc.)
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: 20th March 2018
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