Programme Associate UN Jobs – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:     Programme Associate
Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s
global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to
knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The
UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries
including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed
countries.
Job Summary: The Programme
Associate will offer technical support to ensure that the goals and objectives
of the UNDP programmes are met in a timely and effective manner, and UNDP is
represented at field level in Gulu. 
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Specifically, the
Programme Associate will:
·        
Provide programme management support at field
level for both on-going and new UNDP programmes implemented in Gulu;
·        
Ensure adherence to the UNDP monitoring and
evaluation system for the projects/programmes implemented in Northern Uganda
through supporting regular field monitoring visits of activities as well as
facilitating and supporting joint field monitoring visits;
·Support in
preparation of monthly progress reports to the Country Office;
·        
Support documentation of Programmes and project
success stories/lessons;
·        
Offer support, facilitate and assist external
evaluations, audits including implementation of audit recommendations and spot
checks on UNDP implementing partners as well as Responsible parties;
·        
Regularly monitor financial delivery and prepare
reports as needed;
·        
In charge of the preparation of reports
including mission reports, periodic briefs on progress especially from the
field operations and on M&E visits;
·        
Support in the organization and management of
workshops, trainings events and briefs and orientation of the programmes as and
when required for effective implementation of the programme;
·        
Preparation of requisitions for goods and
services to be procured in the Northern Uganda Programme;
·        
Responsible for filing of all related project
documents;
·        
Support in effectively recording and maintenance
of Office assets at field office;
·        
Petty cash and imprest management for the field
office;
·        
Sound contributions to knowledge networks and
communities of practice;
·        
Represent UNDP in field operation meetings like
Regional Operations Management Team (ROMT) and common services;
·        
Carry out additional tasks that may be assigned
by the Country Office as and when necessary.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the United Nations UNDP
Programme Associate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business
administration, Public Administration, Social sciences, Economics or
International Development, or any other field related to project management.
·        
A minimum of five years work experience in provision
of support to the management of programmes;
·        
Previous exposure and experience in specifically
supporting programmes in post conflict and recovery areas;
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of crisis
prevention and recovery issues in Uganda and/or in Sub-Saharan Africa region;
·        
Previous experience in working in the field;
·        
Relevant experience of working with government
agencies, District Local Governments, local communities and international
organizations;
·        
Prior experience in the use of computers and
office software packages and handling of web based management systems;
·        
Good writing skills; 
·        
Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams;
·        
Ability to conduct and support conduct of
meetings and activities as well as contribute positively to the conduct of
meetings/missions
·        
Ability to multi-task;
·        
Ability to travel to project sites as required;
·        
Excellent communication skills;
·        
Knowledge of the UN system will be an added
advantage.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender,
nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups
and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications
will be treated with the strictest confidence.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join
the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity
should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further
review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 2nd September
2016
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