UN Jobs – Project Manager – CERF-UFE – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:    Project Manager – CERF-UFE

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/External Vacancy notice no. UNOPS/003/2020

Position Number: UNOPS/003/02

Position Grade: UNOPS International ICA (IICA,2- equivalent to P3)


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.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Oversee and Provide
Technical Support in the implementation of the two projects

Serve as
UNHCR focal person for both CERF-UFE and Spotlight Initiative (SLI);

regular Field Visits to UNHCR Implementing Partners/responsible Parties,
carrying Specific activities within the projects in the various settlements (06
in total)

inputs to quarterly Progress reports and contribute to the drafting of Annual
and final project reports;

regular follow ups with different stakeholders involved in the implementation
of project activities, including revision of their deliverables and results and
make proposals to the Senior SGBV Officer for effective implementation to
maximize impact of the projects in the field;

regular communication and extend technical support to economic empowerment
activities conducted by girls and women.

Provide Monitoring
and Knowledge Management Support

Systematic monitoring and reporting of UNHCR’s Project implementation, CERF-UFE
and Spotlight Initiative Programme Implementation;

inputs to Consolidate quarterly progress and drafting support to narrative and
annual reports;

Close Communication with Project Beneficiaries, consultations, IPs and
Institutional Contractors

Risks that could interfere with Programme delivery and design mitigation

and document project activities, success stories and lesson learnt;

and participate in the Mid-term review and evaluation in collaboration with
participating UN Agencies and Partners;

a plan for sustainability of the activities initiated under the two projects
and brief the operation on how this will be implemented after the end of the
two projects;

Coordination and

with all project parties and partners involved in project implementation;

and Participate in Programme activities including preparation of background
document and minutes taking;

key advocacy/awareness raising events in coordination with relevant colleagues
in coordination with UNHCR’s Senior SGBV officer partners applicable;

Close relationship with key stakeholder (state and non-state) and ensure adequate
information flow on related activities by the UN;

the supervision of UNHCR’s Senior SGBV Officer, support planning and
implementation of joint advocacy activities for greater visibility and
Programme achievements according to the guidelines of CERF Secretariat, EU and

any other duties as assigned by Supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Project Manager- CERF-UFE job should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in
development, human rights, Law, gender equality,  social sciences or other related areas

At least
2 years (with master’s degree) and 3 years (with bachelor’s degree or
equivalent) relevant professional experience including at least 1 year in the
field experience in SGBV prevention and response, broader protection or social
work involving empowerment of women and girls, gender, child protection, mental
health, counselling and working with survivors, humanitarian and development

working in protection of refugees in displacement settings and coordinating,
implementing, monitoring and evaluating programmes.

experience in interacting with and building partnerships and synergies with UN
agencies, NGOs and civil society organizations.

leadership skills and ability to work independently with minimum supervision in
a fast-paced environment

ability to successfully and effectively work and communicate with people in a
multi-cultural environment.

in English with excellent drafting and analytical skills is required. Working
knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

project/Programme management certification would be an added advantage.

and experience of working in SGBV sector of Uganda is an asset.


Qualifications & Competencies

design and facilitation skills of SGBV, gender and protection related learning
is desirable

capacities in monitoring and reporting on SGBV and or protection 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




Deadline: 20th December 2020


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