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

Job Title:       Senior Programme Assistant
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10013980
Vacancy Notice: 004/2019
Duty Station: Mbarara,
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 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 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
Deadline: 17th January 2019
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