Fresher Assistant Programme Officer UN Job Vacancies – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:        Assistant
Programme Officer (Fresher UN Job Vacancies)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 016/2020

Position Number: 10028848

Position Grade: NO-A


About US:

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
Assistant Programme Officer will support the provision of programmatic guidance
and support with regard to the implementation of protection and solutions
strategies within available resources. The incumbent will play a role in
coordinating with the other sections/units to ensure harmonized programmatic
approaches at all levels and throughout the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle.
S/he will work in line with the overall UNHCR directions which crucially
require working with partners, including with persons of concern, governmental
institutions and the private sector, ensuring that programme management is
approached as per UNHCR’s Strategic Directions, Global Strategic Priorities
(GSPs), Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), corporate positions on SDGs.


The incumbent 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:  

  • Support in assessing and analysing the needs of persons of concern
    in a participatory manner, using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)
    perspective as basis for planning.
  • Provide support on programmatic aspects of developing multi-year
    protection and solutions strategies and annual plans with corresponding
    priorities taking into account corporate priorities.
  • Support Results Based Management and programme capacity in light of
    evolving requirements, programming approaches and gaps.
  • Assist the planning process in compliance with planning parameters
    outlined in the Programme Manual and the planning instructions.
  • Contribute to the review and analyse of plans, mid-year and year-end
    reports of UNHCR offices in the region, ensuring quality assurance and
    compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and
  • Assist with the provision of overall direction to broaden
    partnerships with key stakeholders in order to maximize the protection and
    solutions response for   persons of concern.
  • Contribute to the successful application of the framework for
    implementing with partners, including the effective implementation of the
    policy on selection and retention of partners, management of partnership
    agreements, risk-based project performance monitoring, and risk-based
    project audits, among others.
  • Contribute to ensure consistent and coherent monitoring approaches,
    tools and systems within the Area of Responsibility (AoR), in line with
    global standards and polices.
  • Actively contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice
    and continuously contribute to improvements of programming tools and
  • Identify potential gaps and problems and in cooperation with other
    relevant sections recommend appropriate solutions to ensure the efficient
    implementation of programme activities.
  • Assist in a timely and effective follow-up of internal and external
    audits observations and recommendations that relate to programmatic
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Programme
    Officer job placement should hold an Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a
    BA/BS) in Economics Business Administration, Social Sciences or relevant
    field is required.
  • One year of demonstrated experience in programme management
    including familiarization with the OMC and sound knowledge Results
    Based-Management is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in field operations, sound knowledge on the
    centrality of protection in programming, Joint Needs Assessments and the
    principles of targeting is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written / oral / comprehension) is
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination within an inter-agency
    context and other actors, in a refugee or humanitarian context. Sound
    experience in program management training and capacity building activities
    is desirable.
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Managing Performance
  • Change Capability and Adaptability
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution


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


Click Here


Deadline: 24th September 2020


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