Associate Project Control Officer UN Career Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10012211
Vacancy Notice: 32/2016
Reports to: Senior Project
Control Officer
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Associate
Project Control Officer will complement programme management and provide
support for oversight of projects including the formulation of a monitoring
plan, quality assurance, and verification. 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
  • Actively participate in the operations
    annual assessment and planning cycle. – Review that project agreements are
    in conformity with Country Operation Plans and UNHCRs rules, policies and
    procedures. – Formulate and implement a project monitoring plan in
    collaboration with the programme unit and MFT. – Track the management of
    project risks in collaboration with the programme unit, and report major
    risks to senior management.
  • Keenly review, analyze and verify
    Financial and Performance Implementing Partner Reports (Part I-IPFR and
    Part II-IPR), and check accuracy and consistency between IPFR and IPR, in
    accordance with project agreements.
  • Undertake missions within the geographical
    area of responsibility.
  • Regularly monitor, track and verify that
    expenditure for direct implementation by UNHCR is in line with the
    approved budget.
  • Conduct reviews of the internal control
    systems of implementing partners and provide advice as required.
  • Send timely feedback and recommendations
    of identified variants, risks and issues to the partner, programme unit
    and escalate to management as required.
  • Prepare project control reports with the
    current status of programme implementation and financial status.
  • Carry out 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 and risk
  • Maintain professional relationships with
    implementing partners.
  • Keep up-to-date with all UNHCR rules,
    regulations and procedures necessary to perform these duties.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Quality assurance of project agreements is
    provided in accordance with applicable UNHCR rules and regulations.
  • A project monitoring plan is in place and
    implemented in collaboration with multi-functional teams (MFT).
  • 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.
    – Sufficient and adequate internal controls are in place for the
    management of projects and activities.
  • Effective project risk management in
    collaboration with the programme unit.
  • 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
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Associate 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 six 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
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular
    in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation
  • 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: 4th
January, 2017
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