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Senior Programme Associate

Closing: May 26, 2024

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Published: May 13, 2024 (18 days ago)

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Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work ExperienceYears of Experience / Degree Level

  • For G7 4 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of EducationNot specified

Certificates and/or LicensesNot specified

Relevant Job ExperienceEssential

  • Demonstrated experience in programme management, Operation Management Cycle and related processes. Knowledge and practical experience of Results BasedManagement. Experience in programme management training and capacity building activities. Knowledge of MS office applications 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, Etutoring of PM1, Framework for Implementing with Partners Learning Programme.

Functional Skills

  • *ITComputer Literacy
  • PGProgramme Management (programme cycles and reporting standards)
  • PGResultsBased Management
  • DMDatabase Management
  • PGProgramme Analysis
  • PGDevelopment and monitoring of programme 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.


Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work ExperienceYears of Experience / Degree Level

  • For G7 4 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of EducationNot specified

Certificates and/or LicensesNot specified

Relevant Job ExperienceEssential

  • Demonstrated experience in programme management, Operation Management Cycle and related processes. Knowledge and practical experience of Results BasedManagement. Experience in programme management training and capacity building activities. Knowledge of MS office applications 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, Etutoring of PM1, Framework for Implementing with Partners Learning Programme.

Functional Skills

  • *ITComputer Literacy
  • PGProgramme Management (programme cycles and reporting standards)
  • PGResultsBased Management
  • DMDatabase Management
  • PGProgramme Analysis
  • PGDevelopment and monitoring of programme 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.


  • Support the assessment and analysis of the needs of persons of concern in the country in a participatory manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective as basis for planning.
  • Support Results Based management and programme capacity in light of evolving requirements, programming approaches and gaps.
  •  Participate in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the development of partner capacities related to programme management.
  •  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.
  •  Support 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.
  •  Review the implementation and performance of partnership agreements through field visits and appropriate physical monitoring if applicable, reviewing work plans, performance and financial reports.
  •  Support the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the Programme Manual and annual planning instructions.
  •  Contribute to the review and analysis of operations plans, midyear and yearend reports, 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.
  •  Assist in negotiating and drafting partnership agreements, ensuring that all components are developed in conformity with UNHCR's financial rules and HQ instructions and guidance.
  •  Contribute to 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.
  •  Ensure compliance with issuance of audit certificates for partners in line with the Policy on RiskBased Project Audits and follow up of internal and external audit recommendations related to 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 evidencebased programmatic decisions and analysis.
  •  Actively contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously contributing to improvements of programming tools and processes.
  •  Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s).
  •  Perform other related duties as required.


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