Entry Level UN Assistant Programme Officer Job Vacancies – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Assistant Programme Officer
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 010/2020
Position Number: 10028848
Position Grade: NO-A
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 Assistant Programme Officer will support the provision of
programmatic guidance and support with regard to the implementation of
protection and solutions strategies within available resources. The incumbent
will play a role in coordinating with the other sections/units to ensure
harmonized programmatic approaches at all levels and throughout the UNHCR
Operations Management Cycle. S/he will work in line with the overall UNHCR
directions which crucially require working with partners, including with
persons of concern, governmental institutions and the private sector, ensuring
that programme management is approached as per UNHCR’s Strategic Directions,
Global Strategic Priorities (GSPs), Global Compact for Refugees (GCR),
corporate positions on SDGs.
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:  
in assessing and analysing the needs of persons of concern in a participatory
manner, using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective as basis for
support on programmatic aspects of developing multi-year protection and
solutions strategies and annual plans with corresponding priorities taking into
account corporate priorities.
Support Results
Based Management and programme capacity in light of evolving requirements,
programming approaches and gaps.
the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the
Programme Manual and the planning instructions.
to the review and analyse of plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR
offices in the region, ensuring quality assurance and compliance with
established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards.
with the provision of overall direction to broaden partnerships with key
stakeholders in order to maximize the protection and solutions response
for   persons of concern.
to the successful application of the framework for implementing with partners,
including the effective implementation of the policy on selection and retention
of partners, management of partnership agreements, risk-based project
performance monitoring, and risk-based project audits, among others.
to ensure consistent and coherent monitoring approaches, tools and systems
within the Area of Responsibility (AoR), in line with global standards and
contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously
contribute to improvements of programming tools and processes.
potential gaps and problems and in cooperation with other relevant sections
recommend appropriate solutions to ensure the efficient implementation of
programme activities.
in a timely and effective follow-up of internal and external audits
observations and recommendations that relate to programmatic issues.
other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Programme Officer job
placement should hold an Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in
Economics Business Administration, Social Sciences or relevant field is
One year
of demonstrated experience in programme management including familiarization
with the OMC and sound knowledge Results Based-Management is required.
experience in field operations, sound knowledge on the centrality of protection
in programming, Joint Needs Assessments and the principles of targeting is
knowledge of English (written / oral / comprehension) is required.
experience in coordination within an inter-agency context and other actors, in
a refugee or humanitarian context. Sound experience in program management
training and capacity building activities is desirable.
and Decision Making
and Building Trust
Capability and Adaptability
and Conflict Resolution
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: 25th June 2020
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