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Job Title:    Project Control Associate

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External vacancy notice no. 024/2020

Position Number: 10028845

Position Grade: GS-6

 

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
primary functions of project control are to complement programme management and
provide support for oversight of projects including the formulation of a
monitoring plan, quality assurance, and verification. Other activities of
project control include: review of project agreements, project audit,
monitoring that there is synchrony between financial and operational
performance, participation in multi-functional monitoring activities and
reviews, tracking project risk management, and supporting project closure.

 

It is essential to
maintain segregation of duties between project control and programme functions
for effective accountability and oversight. Where there is no Project Control
Officer, General Service staff performing project control functions should
report directly to the Head of Office.

 

The Project Control
Associate receives general guidance and work plans from the supervisor. They
work independently on regular assignments under the supervision of the Project
Control Officer or to the same management level as programme. The incumbent may
supervise other general service staff.

 

Project Control staff
play a very important role in maintaining harmonious and effective
partnerships, and often interact with implementing partners. As a result,
incumbents need to be very mindful of all dimensions of partnerships in their
interaction with partners (in accordance with the Principles of Partnership,
the Code of Conduct and other relevant documents).

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Contribute
to reviewing the internal control systems of implementing partners.

·       
Contribute
to reviewing that IP agreements are in conformity with Country Operation Plans
and UNHCR’s rules, policies and procedures.

·       
Monitor
that a complete record is maintained for all projects.

·       
Contribute
to reviewing, analysing and verifying Financial and Performance Implementing
Partner Reports (Part I-IPFR and Part II-IPR), and to checking accuracy and
consistency between IPFR and IPR, in accordance with project agreements.

·       
Ensure
that the funds obligated under an IP agreement permit the payment of the next
instalment or a disbursement, confirming the status of instalments already
paid.

·       
Support
timely project closure in coordination with the programme unit.

·       
Bring to
the attention of supervisors and programme officers any significant variances
at the office level in: budget execution, percentage of project execution, time
schedule, and quality of projects against specifications or terms and
conditions.

·       
Maintain
professional relationships with implementing partners.

·       
Keep up
to date with all UNHCR rules, regulations and procedures necessary to perform
these duties.

·       
Escalate
IP issues to supervisors.

·       
Recommend
acceptance or non-acceptance of IPRs and payment of instalments.

·       
Contact
implementing partners for project related matters.

·       
Have
unlimited access to financial and operational records relating to projects.

·       
Perform
other related duties as required.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Project Control Associate job should hold a High school diploma. Required.

·       
Additional
qualification in Accounting, Auditing, Business Administration, Finance,
Project Management or related field is required.

·       
At least
three years of previous job experience in the field of accounting/finance,
auditing, project management, business analysis, quality assurance and/or risk
management is required.

·       
Knowledge
of English is required.

·       
Analytical
Thinking

·       
Stakeholder
Management

·       
Planning
and Organizing

 

Desirable
Qualifications & Competencies

·       
Knowledge
of additional UN recognized working language is desirable

 

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.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 17th December 2020

 

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