UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Vacancy Notice No. VA/UNOPS/012/2019

Title of Post

Programme Associate

Category/grade

LICA-6

Number of positions

1 (one)

Type of contract

UNOPS Local Individual Contractor – initially for 3 months

Location
Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh
Date of Issue
06 March 2019
The effective date of assignment
As soon as possible
Closing Date
19 March 2019

Operational Context:

The incumbent normally receives guidance from more senior programme staff in the operation. He/she may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the country 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 to the region by the political 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.

Functional Statement:

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

  • The needs of persons of concern in the country are assessed and analysed in a participatory manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.
  • IP agreements are established in a timely manner, regularly monitored and reported on in compliance with established guidelines and procedures.

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • Assist in negotiating agreements with implementing partners and ensure that IP agreements are established in conformity with UNHCR’s financial rules and the latest Headquarters’ instructions.
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyse programme performance, trends and target interventions.
  • Review the implementation and performance of IPs agreements through appropriate physical monitoring to evaluate the projects by reviewing work plans, progress reports, budget, financial reports and expenditures; undertake field visits as required.
  • Use UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level.
  • Assist in keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

  • Provide inputs for the country operations plan (including budgets, staffing levels and structures) as well as prepare inputs for funding submissions, appeals and reports.
  • Enforce compliance with UNHCR’s global strategies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of projects.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completion of Secondary education and post-secondary training/ certificate in Business Administration, Social Science, International Law or related field.
  • Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
  • Computer skills (in MS office).
  • Fluency in English and local language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes (MSRP, Focus, etc.)
  • Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to office administration and programme activities.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Planning and organizing.

Remuneration:

A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered.

Submission of Applications:

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit their applications with fully complete and signed Personal History Form and Supplementary Pages via online: UNHCR Bangladesh Job Portal www.unhcr.io/jobs.

Deadline for submission of application: 19 March 2019

Personal History Form not submitted in UNHCR format as well as incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

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