This UNOPS position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.
Duties and Qualifications
General Background :
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) introduced its current Results-Based Management (RBM) approach in 2009.
Due to major changes in UNHCR's internal and external environments, UNHCR's RBM approach is being reconceptualized. The RBM Renewal Project is a transformative change initiative aimed at strengthening the organization s ability to plan, manage and present results.
It is made up of the following workstreams : (1) Functional : RBM processes and approach (2) the IT solution and (3) change, culture and communication.
The changes to be introduced will require a substantial programme of training and user support during 2020 and 2021.
Purpose and Scope of Assignment :
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern.
It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills.
Given the nature of UNHCR's work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfil its mandate.
The Associate Programme Officer assists in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of protection and assistance programming for refugees, internally displaced and stateless persons.
The incumbent undertakes field visits to monitor the implementation of programming and introduce corrective measures where needed.
The Associate Programme Officer also provides input for the annual country operations plan, including budgets, and prepares inputs for funding submissions, appeals and reports.
The role also includes to providing training and support for the initial rollout of the new RBM processes and IT system.
It helps develop and strengthen field expertise and capacity in the business areas affected by the RBM renewal project : the preparation of multi-year strategies, annual implementation plans, budgets, monitoring and reporting.
The Associate Programme Officer provides assistance to the Senior Programme Officer and team in Bureau's Regional Activities by supporting colleagues, partners, and field offices in programmatic areas.
Monitoring and Progress Controls :
In coordination with the Offices in the Field, Assist in managing the development of a broad network of partners, staff members through the community of practice for the exchange of good practices and the development of partner capacities.
Qualifications and Experience :
Education : Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Project management, Social Science, or related field.
Job experience : Minimum 2 years of relevant experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master's), 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA / BS).
Experience on information management is a plus.
Work Experience : Relevant work experience in humanitarian sector, or non-profit organization, ideally in areas linked to the project cycle, programme management, planning, monitoring, reporting.
Key Competencies :
Desirable qualifications & competencies :
Language Requirements :
Please also note that English and Spanish are essential for this Job Opening.
Additional Information :
Please note that this position is offered under UNOPS International ICA contract (IICA-1 level) starting from 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2022.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and might be requested to sit for a test. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
No late applications will be accepted.
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing or training.)
Closing Date : The closing date for submission of applications is 27 October 2021 (mid-night Geneva time).