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

Job Title:      Senior Programme Assistant
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026759
Vacancy Notice: 30/2016
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL5
About UNHCR:
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.
Key Duties and
  • The jobholder collects, registers and
    maintains information on project activities.
  • Prepare status and progress reports,
    prepare tables and draft routine correspondence.
  • Prepare background material for use in
    discussions and briefing sessions.
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring
    and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and
    analyse programme performance, trends and target interventions.
  • Keenly review the implementation and
    performance of IPs agreements through appropriate physical monitoring to
    evaluate the projects by reviewing work plans, progress reports, budget,
    financial reports and expenditures. This may include field visits for
    specific monitoring and evaluation issues.
  • Apply UNHCR corporate tools (e.g. Global
    Focus, Focus Client) to assess the technical soundness of the operation
    and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance
    of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR country office has sufficient
    administrative assistance and support in routine services and activities
    within Programme Section thus better able to meet the needs of persons of
  • IP agreements are established in a timely
    manner, regularly monitored and reported on in compliance with established
    guidelines and procedures.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Senior Programme Assistant job
    placement should have completed secondary education courses/ training/
    certificate in Business Administration, Social Science, International Law
    or related field
  • At least four years of previous job
    experience relevant to the function
  • Good computer skills (in MS office)
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge
    of another relevant UN language;
  • Excellent knowledge of Aringa is an added
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.
Deadline: 4th
January, 2017

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