UN Entry Level Assistant Project Control Officer Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026805
Vacancy Notice: 001/2017
Reports to: Senior Project
Control Officer
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: NOA
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.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Project Control Officer will be responsible for all project control functions
which 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. The Project Control Officers 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:  
  • Actively contribute to reviewing that
    project agreements are in conformity with Country Operation Plans and
    UNHCR rules, policies and procedures.
  • Significantly contribute to tracking the
    management of project risks in collaboration with the programme unit, and
    report major risks to senior management.
  • Contribute to reviewing, analyzing 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.
  • Regularly monitor, track and verify that
    expenditure for direct implementation by UNHCR is in line with the
    approved budget.
  • Carry out reviews of the internal control
    systems of implementing partners and provide advice as required.
  • Provide input on identified variants,
    risks and issues to the partner, programme unit and escalate to management
    as required.
  • Support timely project closure in
    coordination with the programme unit.
  • Provide input to the mid- and end-year
    programme review process on issues related to project control.
  • Maintain professional relationships with
    implementing partners.
  • Keep up-to-date with all UNHCR rules,
    regulations and procedures necessary to perform these duties.
  • Perform any other duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Assurance of project implementation and
    delivery of expected results within budget/resources, timeframe, and in
    accordance with project agreements is provided.
  • Resources transferred to implementing
    partners are utilized for the intended purposes and in accordance with
    project agreements.
  • Performance delivery and financial
    expenditure reported by implementing partners are accurate and consistent.
  • Programme and senior management are
    promptly informed of major variances and risks in the execution of
    projects (budgets, finance, implementation or timeframe).
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Assistant Project Control Officer job placement should hold a
    University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business
    Administration, Economics or related field, OR university degree in
    another field combined with a professional qualification in accounting,
    auditing or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent).
  • At least two years of previous job
    experience in the field of accounting/finance, project management,
    business analysis, quality assurance and/or risk management.
  • Good knowledge of international auditing
    standards.
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular
    in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation
    skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working
    knowledge of another UN language.
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: 25th
January, 2017

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