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

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Position Number: 10026721
Vacancy Notice Number: 029/2018
Reports to: Senior Programme
Post 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 Responsibilities: 
The Associate Programme
Officer 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.
  • Assist
    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 instructions.
  • Provide
    support 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 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 organizations resource allocation
    framework, providing support and taking corrective action where required.
  • Assist
    in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing
  • Monitor
    the implementation of IP Risk Management techniques and tools.
  • 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 Associate Programme Officer job opportunity should hold a University degree or equivalent in Business
    Administration, Law, Economics, Social Science or related field
  • At
    least 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 is desired
  • Good
    knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes
  • Knowledge
    of another relevant UN language  is
    an added advantage
  • Knowledge
    of UNHCR specific programmes (MSRP, Focus, etc.)
How to Apply:
All interested candidates 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: 29th April 2018
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