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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:  

to reviewing the internal control systems of implementing partners.

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

that a complete record is maintained for all projects.

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.

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

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

professional relationships with implementing partners.

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

IP issues to supervisors.

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

implementing partners for project related matters.

unlimited access to financial and operational records relating to projects.

other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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

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.

of English is required.



and Organizing


Qualifications & Competencies

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




Deadline: 17th December 2020


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