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

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10007724
Vacancy Notice No.: 007/2019
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Responsibilities:  
  • 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 instructions.
  • 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 Experience:
  • 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
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: 21st February 2019
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