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2 UN Associate Programme Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

 

Job Title:    Associate Programme Officer
(2 UN Jobs)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice 019/2020

Position Number: 10016914 & 10022186

Position Grade: NO-B

 

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 Associate Programme Officer will provide
programmatic guidance and support with regard to the implementation of
protection and solutions strategies within available resources. S/he will
coordinate with the other sections/units to ensure harmonized programmatic
approaches at all levels and throughout the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle.
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
management 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 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:  

·       
Support
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
planning.

·       
Provide
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.

·       
Assist
the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the
Programme Manual and the planning instructions.

·       
Support
the revision and analysis of plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR
office(s) in the Area of Responsibility AoR), ensure quality assurance and
compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards.

·       
Assist
in the provision of overall direction to broaden partnerships with key
stakeholders in order to maximize the protection and solutions response
for   persons of concern.

·       
Provide
support to ensure a consistent 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.

·       
Contribute
to ensure consistent and coherent monitoring approaches, tools and systems
across the region, in line with global standards and polices.

·       
Actively
contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously
contribute to improvements of programming tools and processes.

·       
Oversee
a timely and effective follow-up of internal and external audits observations
and recommendations that relate to programmatic issues.

·       
Perform
other related duties as required.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Associate Programme Officer job placement should hold a University degree
in Economics, Business Administration, Social Sciences or other relevant field. Required.

·       
At least
three years of previous working experience is required.

·       
Demonstrated
experience in programme management including familiarization with the OMC and
sound knowledge of Results Based-Management is required.

·       
Demonstrated
experience in field operations, sound knowledge on the centrality of protection
in programming, Joint Needs Assessments and the principles of targeting is
required.

·       
Knowledge
of English language is required.

·       
Analytical
Thinking

·       
Negotiation
and Conflict Resolution

·       
Political
Awareness

 

Desirable
Qualifications & Competencies

·       
Demonstrated
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

 

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.

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 10th November 2020

 

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