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

Job Title:       Senior Programme Assistant
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10022072 
Vacancy Notice: 032/2017
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior Programme Officer
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.
Job Summary: The Senior
Programme Assistant will receive guidance from more senior programme staff in
the operation. S/he will receive indirect guidance from other sections and
units relevant to the country programme(s). UNHCR Manual, Operations Plans, UN
and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the
Senior Programme Assistant. The incumbent will have contacts within the
organization and outside the duty station, as well as with partners and other
stakeholders to collect information, monitor programme activities and implement
administrative requirements.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent 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.
  • The Programme Assistant will 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
Key Result Areas:
  • 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
    Senior Programme Assistant career opportunity 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
  • Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations
    and functions relating to office administration and programme activities
  • Good computer skills (in MS office)
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge
    of another relevant UN language
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning
    programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position is
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules,
    procedures and processes.
  • Working knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes
    (MSRP, Focus, etc.).
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: 18th December 2017

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