UN Programme Assistant Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Programme

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Position No.: 10026728

Vacancy Notice: 017/2019

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Grade: GS-4

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 Assistant receives guidance from
more senior programme staff and may receive indirect guidance from other
sections and units relevant to the country programme(s). UNHCR Manual,
programme objectives, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules
and regulations will guide the work of the Programme Assistant. 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. S/he is expected to work in line with the multi-functional team
(MFT) approach as defined within the Program Manual, ensuring the participation
of relevant stakeholders in all phases of the Program Management Cycle.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide administrative assistance and support in routine services
    and activities within Programme.
  • Assist in organizing and documenting the selection of partners in
    accordance with the policy on selection and retention of partners,
    ensuring due diligence to meet the requirements of projects.
  • Provide support to ensure partnership agreements are established in
    a timely manner, regularly monitored and reported on in compliance with
    established guidelines and procedures included in the framework for
    implementing with partners.
  • Guided by the MFT approach, contribute to monitoring activities
    implemented through partnerships and those under direct implementation in
    line with Programme Manual and programming instructions.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with issuance of audit certificates
    for partners in line with the Policy on Risk-Based Project Audits
  • Use UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Focus Client, Global Focus Insight
    and FOCUS Reader, MSRP) for core activities related to planning,
    budgeting, implementation and reporting, generating data for
    evidence-based programmatic decisions and analysis.
  • Actively contribute to UNHCR’s programming of community of practice
    and to the improvement of programming tools and processes.
  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Programme Assistant
    job placement should have training relevant to function of the position
    including Programme Management – Level 1. E-tutoring of PM1, Framework for
    Implementing with Partners Learning Programme
  • Experience in programme management training and capacity building
  • Demonstrated experience in programme management, Operation
    Management Cycle and related processes.
  • Computer skills (in MS office) including advanced Excel skills
    (pivot tables, data management


  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Analytical thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Stakeholder Management

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

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Deadline: 29th August 2019

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