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  • Posted: Oct 14, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 28, 2020
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    UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.
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    Programme Associate

    Job ID
    Programme Associate
    22469
    Location
    Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Salary Grade
    G6
    Hardship Level
    E
    Family Location Type
    Non-Family

    Eligible Applicants
    This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.
    Procedures and Eligibility
    Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).
    Duties and Qualifications
    Programme Associate

    Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

    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 developments.

    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.
    All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

    Duties

    • Support 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.
    • Assist 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.
    • Assist 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.
    • Provide 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.
    • Support the implementation and performance of partnership agreements through field visits and appropriate physical monitoring if applicable, reviewing performance and financial reports.
    • Support 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.
    • Contribute 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.
    • Follow up on any change in regards 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.
    • Follow up with UNHCR offices the compliance with issuance of audit certificates for partners in line with the Policy on Risk-Based Project Audits.
    • Provide support to the field through technical advice and training on resource allocation processes and other programmatic issues.
    • Use 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.
    • Support UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously contributing to improvements of programming tools and processes.
    • Perform other duties as required

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education & Professional Work Experience

    • Years of Experience / Degree Level
    • For G6 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

    Field(s) of Education
    not specified

    (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Certificates and/or Licenses
    n/a

    (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Relevant Job Experience
    Essential:

    Demonstrated experience in programme management, Operation Management Cycle and related processes. Knowledge of Results Based-Management. Computer skills (in MS office) including advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, data management, etc.)

    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. Experience in programme management training and capacity building activities.

    Functional Skills

    • *IT-Computer Literacy
    • PG-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)
    • PG-Results-Based Management
    • DM-Database Management
    • PG-Programme Analysis
    • PG-Assessments and Surveys

    (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

    Language Requirements

    • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
    • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
    • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

    This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
    Position Competencies
    Core Competencies

    • Accountability
    • Communication
    • Organizational Awareness
    • Teamwork & Collaboration
    • Commitment to Continuous Learning
    • Client & Result Orientation

    Managerial Competencies

    • Empowering and Building Trust
    • Managing Resources

    Cross-Functional Competencies

    • Analytical Thinking
    • Planning and Organizing
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Language Requirements
    • Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.

    Knowledge of local Language is an added advantage
    Additional  Information
    A written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

    Method of Application

    Internal Candidates:

    Interested staff members should consult the policy Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (UNHCR/AI/2020/1/Rev.1 dated 31 March 2020). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.

    An applicant who has internal status is a staff member holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment in any duty station in the country. Former UNHCR General Service staff members, having held an indefinite or fixed-term appointment for an uninterrupted period of at least one year may apply for internally advertised vacancies at their previous grade or equivalent or one grade above, if the seniority requirements are met, for a period of two years for Male candidates and three years for Female candidates following separation.

    External Candidates: External candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates who are not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.[1]

    Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org

    Submission of Applications:

    Internal Applicants:

    Please log on to your MSRP accounts to complete your application(s)

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on public.msrp.unhcr.org to apply

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