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

Job Title:       Senior Programme Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: 10028896
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • 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
  • 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
  • Perform any other
    duties as required.
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 concern.
  • IP agreements are
    established in a timely manner, regularly monitored and reported on in
    compliance with established guidelines and procedures.  

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • 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
  • 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 desired
  • 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: 28th March 2018
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