UN Jobs – Assistant Representative – Programme – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

 

Job Title:    Assistant Representative –
Programme

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Position Grade: P-5

 

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 Representative – Programme will
function under direct supervision of the UNHCR Representative.  Advice and operational support may also be
provided by the Director/Deputy Director of the Bureau or the Regional
Representative and by other senior staff in the Bureau and in the support
Divisions at Headquarters. The incumbent will advise and assist the
Representative in the overall management of UNHCR’s programme activities and
issues of concern within the country operation in an effective and efficient
manner which supports the Organization’s mandate.  The incumbent will also have direct working
relationship/arrangement with the Head of UNHCR offices in the country
operation. S/he will also have a responsibility to monitor, coach, and guide
and intervene with the staff within the country.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Assist
the Representative in the overall management of UNHCR’s programme activities
within the country of assignment in an effective and efficient manner which
supports the Organization’s mandate.

·       
Verify
the standards of assistance for project activities at country level, ensuring
consistency with UNHCR’s country strategy and policies, and their integration
with protection functions.

·       
Assist
the Representative in developing contacts and networks with other government
agencies, UN agencies, and NGOs to foster mutual cooperation and ensure that
activities are coordinated and integrated to best effect.

·       
Develop
country-specific management tools for project monitoring and control; ensure
the effective and efficient use of financial and material resources within the
rules and procedures of UNHCR.

·       
Manage
personnel through regular performance appraisals, coaching, and assessments of
staff training and development needs

·       
Ensure
that essential services for the general welfare of staff i.a. living and
working conditions, health, education, recreation, etc. are in place.  This includes the establishment  of proper and efficient mechanisms to assist
staff suffering from work-related pressure or post traumatic stress.

·       
Play an
active role in the Security Management Team (SMT) in the relevant country and
the inter-agency security and contingency planning process; ensure that
appropriate security measures and evacuation plans are in place to protect
UNHCR staff; and that security guidelines and procedures as outlined by the
Designated Offcial and UNDSS are complied with.

·       
Report
and provide recommendations/solutions to the Representative on political,
socio-economic, and cultural developments that may effect the situation of
refugees in the country.

·       
Act as
Officer-in-Charge in the absence of the Representative as required.

·       
Set and
enforce parameters, criteria and deadlines for the design, review and report of
operations.

·       
Clear
the submission of the country operations plan (including budgets, staffing
levels and structures) as well as of funding submissions, appeals and report.

·       
Negotiate
implementing partner agreements.

·       
Represent
UNHCR in UN and other operations management and programmatic fora.

·       
Enforce
compliance with UNHCR¿s global strategies, protocols and guidelines.

·       
Approve
recommendations and advice on the technical capacity required of UNHCR and its
partners.

·       
Perform
other related duties as required.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Assistant Representative – Programme job placement should hold;

o   For P5 – 12 years relevant experience with
Undergraduate degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or
10 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

·       
Field(s)
of Education: Business Administration; Economics; International Relations;

·       
Political
Science; International Law; or other relevant field.

·       
HCR
Learning Prog; HCR Management Lrng Prg; HCR Protection Learning Prg;

·       
*EX-Experience
in international organization (United Nations or similar);

·       
EX-Field
experience with UNHCR and/or with other humanitarian organizations;

·       
EX-HQs
experience with UNHCR and/or with other humanitarian organizations;

·       
MG-5
years of managerial experience;

·       
Language
Requirements:
For International
Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working
language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs:
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English
and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN
working language of the duty station if not English.

 

Desirable

·       
Solid
UNHCR experience from both the Field and Headquarters.

·       
UNHCR
specific learning/ training activities (i.e. Management Learning Programme,
Protection Learning Programme).

 

Competencies

·       
C001L4 –
Accountability Level 4

·       
C002L4 –
Teamwork & Collaboration Level 4

·       
C003L4 –
Communication Level 4

·       
C004L4 –
Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 4

·       
C005L4 –
Client & Result Orientation Level 4

·       
C006L4 –
Organizational Awareness Level 4

·       
M001L4 –
Empowering and Building Trust Level 4

·       
M002L4 –
Managing Performance Level 4

·       
M006L4 –
Managing Resources Level 4

·       
M005L4 –
Leadership Level 4

·       
M003L4 –
Judgement and Decision Making Level 4

·       
M004L4 –
Strategic Planning and Vision Level 4

·       
X007L4 –
Political Awareness Level 4

·       
X001L4 –
Analytical Thinking Level 4

·       
X008L4 –
Stakeholder Management Level 4

 

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.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 7th December 2020

 

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