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

Job Title:            Programme Associate
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10013980
Vacancy Notice No.: 032/2017
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Position Grade: GL6
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 Programme
Associate will receive guidance from more senior programme staff in the
operation. He/she 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
Programme Associate. He/she is expected to stay abreast of the challenges posed
to the region by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform and
institutional developments. The incumbent is expected to 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
  • Provide support in negotiating agreements
    with implementing partners and ensure that IP agreements are established
    in conformity with UNHCR financial rules and the latest Headquarters
  • Conduct proper collection, monitoring and
    use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyse
    programme performance, trends and target interventions.
  • Regularly 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.
  • The incumbent will also 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.
  • Provide support in keeping donor
    representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of
    funding submissions, appeals and reports.
  • Tasked with 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
  • 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 completed
    secondary education with post-secondary training/ certificate in Business
    Administration, Social Science, International Law or related field
  • At least six years of prior 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
  • Extensive knowledge of UNHCR financial
    rules, procedures, and processes
  • 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: 18th December 2017

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