Program Officer at UNHCR

  • Company: UNHCR
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: Addis Ababa Jobs
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Organizational Context

The Programme Officer will provide programmatic guidance and support with regard to the implementation of protection and solutions strategies within available resources. S/he will coordinate with the other sections/units to ensure harmonized programmatic approaches at all levels and throughout the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle. S/he will work in line with the overall UNHCR directions which crucially require working with partners, including with persons of concern, governmental institutions and the private sector, ensuring that programme management is approached as per UNHCR’s Strategic Directions, Global Strategic Priorities (GSPs), Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), corporate positions on SDGs.

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.

Responsibility

  • Support in assessing and analysing the needs of persons of concern in a participatory manner, using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective as basis for planning.
  • Provide support on programmatic aspects of developing multi-year protection and solutions strategies and annual plans with corresponding priorities taking into account corporate priorities.
  • Support Results Based Management and programme capacity in light of evolving requirements, programming approaches and gaps.
  • Support the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the Programme Manual and the planning instructions.
  • Review and analyse plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR office(s), ensuring quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards.
  • Support in the provision of overall direction to broaden partnerships with key stakeholders in order to maximize the protection and solutions response for persons of concern.
  • Provide support to ensure a consistent application of the framework for implementing with partners, including the effective implementation of the policy on selection and retention of partners, management of partnership agreements, risk-based project performance monitoring, and risk-based project audits, among others.
  • Contribute to ensure consistent and coherent monitoring approaches, tools and systems in line with global standards and polices.
  • Actively contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously contributing to improvements of programming tools and processes.
  • Identify potential gaps and problems and in cooperation with other relevant sections recommend appropriate solutions to ensure the efficient implementation of programme activities.
  • Oversee a timely and effective follow-up of internal and external audits observations and recommendations that relate to programmatic issues.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Duration of Contract

  • 1 year (FTA)

Grade

  • NOC

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

  • Economics, Business Administration, Social Sciences or other relevant field.

Certificates and/or Licenses

  • Programme Management

Relevant Job Experience

Essential:

  • Demonstrated experience in programme management including familiarization with the OMC and sound knowledge Results Based-Management.  Demonstrated experience in field operations, sound knowledge on the centrality of protection in programming, Joint Needs Assessments and the principles of targeting.

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated experience in coordination within an inter-agency context and other actors, in a refugee or humanitarian context. Sound experience in program management training and capacity building activities.
  Functional Skills
  • PG-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)
  • PG-Results-Based Management
  • PG-UNHCR’s Programmes
  • PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Governmt/INGO/NGO/Corporate) Data and information management understanding

Language Requirements

  • Knowledge of English and local language.

Competency Requirements

Core Competencies:

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

Managerial Competencies:

  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Managing Performance
  • Managing Resources
  • Empowering and Building Trust

Cross-Functional Competencies:

  • Change Capability and Adaptability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

How to Apply

This vacancy is open for qualified Ethiopians only.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

IMPORTANT

Applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send a motivation letter, the most recent factsheet and/or the new updated P11 Form through the online application system following the below link.

https://www.unhcr-eth.org/jobs/vacancy/374

Candidates will be required to sit for a written test and interview .

Due to the volume of applications only short -listed candidates will be invited for interview.

Former UNHCR General Service staff members, having held an Indefinite or FTA 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 following separation.

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