UN Programme Associate Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:       Programme Associate
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027158
Vacancy Notice: 009/2017
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL6
Reports to: Associate
Programme Officer
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
  • Assist in negotiating agreements with
    implementing partners and ensure that IP agreements are established in
    conformity with UNHCR financial rules and the latest Headquarter
  • 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; undertake field visits as required.
  • Use 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.
  • Offer support in keeping donor
    representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of
    funding submissions, appeals and reports.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance
    of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The needs of persons of concern in the
    country are assessed and analysed in a participatory manner and using an
    Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.
  • 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 Programme Associate job placement should have secondary education
    with post-secondary training/ certificate in Business Administration,
    Social Science, International Law or related field
  • At least six 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 or local language
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning
    Programmes or specific trainings relevant to the functions of the position
  • Good Knowledge of UNHCR financial rules,
    procedures, and processes
  • Working knowledge of UNHCR specific
    programmes (MSRP, Focus etc)
  • Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations
    and functions relating to office administration and programme activities
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: 23rd February

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