UN Careers – Senior Programme Monitoring Associate – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 008/2020
Position Number: 10027121
Position Grade: GS-7
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 Senior Programme Monitoring Associate may
be based in HQ, field/regional bureau, reporting to and be guided by the
Program Monitoring or Program Officer and may supervise some support staff.
S/he may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the
country programme(s) or to global quality assurance standards. UNHCR’s Manual,
UNHCR’s corporate and regional strategic priorities, operation plans and other
relevant institutional rules and regulations will guide the work of the
incumbent.
The Senior Programme
Monitoring Associate will assist in providing support and guidance on
monitoring protection and solutions strategies and in the coordination with
other sections/units to ensure harmonized monitoring approaches. The incumbent
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 monitoring is
approached as per UNHCR’s Strategic Directions, Global Strategic Priorities
(GSPs), Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), and corporate positions on SDGs.
The incumbent is
expected to have contacts within the Organization and outside the duty station,
as well as with partners and other stakeholders related to programme
monitoring. The incumbent is expected to work in line with the multi-functional
team (MFT) approach as defined within the Program Chapter, ensuring the
participation of relevant stakeholders in all phases of the Program Management
Cycle.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Assist
the supervisor in the development and implementation of UNHCR’s system for
monitoring protection and solutions strategies and results (impact, outcomes,
outputs) in cooperation with relevant teams.
·       
Contribute
to the development and implementation of monitoring plans across all
implementation modalities, (partnerships, direct implementation, operational
partners) ensuring consistency and coherence of UNHCR’s monitoring activities
and an age, gender and diversity perspective in monitoring.
·       
Support
the collection of monitoring data, including data from partners, primary,
secondary, qualitative, quantitative and disaggregated in close collaboration
with evaluation, data and IM staff.
·       
Support
the management of monitoring systems, including entry, aggregation, reporting
and sharing of data based on agreed protocols and standards.
·       
Support
the MFT in planning and conducting monitoring activities and support the
planning of monitoring visits, the documentation of findings and the follow up
to monitoring recommendations.
·       
Compile,
review and analyze monitoring reports and data of partners and teams, ensuring
quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines,
procedures and standards. Generate monitoring and progress reports on a regular
basis.
·       
Assist
teams and partners in selecting and designing indicators for multi-partner
initiatives (including UNSDCF, HRP, RRP etc.) ensuring coherence and avoiding
gaps and overlaps.
·       
Follow
up on any changes in the operations and monitoring plan, verify baselines,
targets and actuals contributing to the soundness of Operations Plan and
enhancement of data quality.
·       
Support
UNHCR and partner staff in applying UNHCR’s results-based management monitoring
standards and procedures.
·       
Support
processes to link monitoring to the operation’s evaluation and risk management
plan.
·       
Use
UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Focus Client, Global Focus Insight and FOCUS
Reader) and existing guidance for core activities related to monitoring.
·       
Contribute
actively to innovative solutions for monitoring and to UNHCR’s global community
of practice on monitoring.
·       
Perform
other related duties as required.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Programme Monitoring
Associate job placement should have completed High school diploma. Required.
·       
At least
three years of previous job experience in programme monitoring and related
processes is required.
·       
Knowledge
and practical experience of Results Based-Management and experience in
programme management training and capacity building activities is required.
·       
Advanced
Excel skills (pivot tables, data management, etc.) is required.
·       
Knowledge
of English is required.
·       
Analytical
Thinking
·       
Stakeholder
Management
·       
Planning
and Organizing
Desirable
·       
Completion
of 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.
·       
Previous
experience in programme management training and capacity building activities is
desirable.
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: 21st June 2020
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