2 Fresher UN Jobs – Programme Associate – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice no. 008/2020
Position Number: 10033682 and 10033683
Position Grade: GS-6
About US:
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 would normally receive
guidance from more senior programme staff in the operation/bureau/division.
S/he may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to
the country/region programme(s). UNHCR Manual, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR
financial/budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the Programme
Associate. S/he is expected to stay abreast of the challenges posed by the
operational context, the UN and humanitarian reform and institutional
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. The incumbent
will have to establish good working relationships with their peers at country
level to facilitate the collection of information and other programme
management related activities.
The incumbent is
expected to work in line with the multi-functional team (MFT) approach as
defined within the Program Manual, ensuring the participation of relevant
stakeholders in all phases of the Program Management Cycle.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
the assessment and analysis of the needs of persons of concern in the
country/region in a participatory manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity
(AGD) perspective as basis for planning.
in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination
practices and the development of partner capacities related to programme
management if applicable.
in organizing and documenting the selection of partners in accordance with the
policy on selection and retention of partners, ensuring due diligence to meet
the requirements of projects.
support to the field with technical advice to ensure partnership agreements are
established in a timely manner, regularly monitored and reported on in
compliance with established guidelines and procedures included in the framework
for implementing with partners.
the implementation and performance of partnership agreements through field
visits and appropriate physical monitoring if applicable, reviewing performance
and financial reports.
the development and implementation of MFT monitoring plans for activities
implemented through partnerships and those under direct implementation in line
with Programme Manual and programming instructions.
to the review and analysis of operations plans, mid-year and year-end reports
of the different UNHCR offices, ensuring quality assurance and compliance with
established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards. Generate and
maintain records of implementation rate (performance progress and expenditures)
on a regular basis.
up on any change in regard to alignment of results chain, verifying indicators,
budget, prioritization, apportioning needed to measure programme performance,
trends and target interventions, contributing to soundness of Operations Plan
and enhancement of data quality.
up with UNHCR offices the compliance with issuance of audit certificates for
partners in line with the Policy on Risk-Based Project Audits.
support to the field through technical advice and training on resource
allocation processes and other programmatic issues.
UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Focus Client, Global Focus Insight and FOCUS
Reader, MSRP) for core activities related to planning, budgeting,
implementation and reporting, generating data for evidence-based programmatic
decisions and analysis.
UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously contributing to
improvements of programming tools and processes.
other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Programme Associate job placement
should have completed UNHCR Learning Programmes or specific training relevant
to function of the position including Programme Management – Level 1.
E-tutoring of PM1, Framework for Implementing with Partners Learning Programme.
exposure and experience in programme management training and capacity building
activities is desirable.
and Organizing
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 June 2020
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