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

 Programme Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: 10028857
Vacancy Notice No.: 015/2018
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Position Grade: GL6
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.
Job Summary: The Programme Associate will receive guidance
from more senior programme staff in the operation. He/she will receive indirect
guidance from other sections and units relevant to the country programme(s).
UNHCR Manual, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and
regulations will guide the work of the Programme Associate. He/she is expected
to stay abreast of the challenges posed to the region by the political context,
the UN and humanitarian reform and institutional developments. The incumbent is
expected to have contacts within the organization and outside the duty station,
as well as with partners and other stakeholders to collect information, monitor
programme activities and implement administrative requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide support in
    negotiating agreements with implementing partners and ensure that IP
    agreements are established in conformity with UNHCR financial rules and
    the latest Headquarters instructions.
  • Conduct proper
    collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators
    needed to measure and analyse programme performance, trends and target
  • Regularly 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 as required.
  • The incumbent will
    also 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.
  • Provide support in
    keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and assist in the
    development of funding submissions, appeals and reports.
  • Tasked with ensuring
    compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
  • 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 Programme Associate job placement should have
    completed secondary education with post-secondary training/ certificate in
    Business Administration, Social Science, International Law or related
  • At least six years of
    prior 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
  • Completion of the
    UNHCR Learning Programmes or specific trainings relevant to the 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: 20th March 2018
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