Vacancy Announcement No: 17/HCR/KRT/VN/107

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:

Candidate who wish to be considered for this vacancy notice should fill the motivation letter and submit updated P11 Form


Job Title: Assistant Programme Officer ( El Fasher)
Type of contract: Fixed Term Appointment
Status of Advertisement: Internal/External within & outside UNHCR Offices
Grade Level: NOA
No. of Post: 10027687
Duty Station: El Fasher
Duration: Effective date of Assignment 01 Janaury 2018
Closing Date: 22 Oct 2017

  Background:

Organizational Context: (Role of the position within the team, describing its leadership role, it’s external/internal work relationships or contacts, the contextual environment in which it operates and the scope of supervision received, and where applicable, exercise by the incumbent)

The incumbent is normally supervised by more senior programme staff in the operation. S/he may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the country programme(s). UNHCR Manual, programme objectives, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the Assistant Programme Officer. S/he is also 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 required to have basic conceptual knowledge of profession, be dynamic and able to take higher responsibilities progressively. S/he is supervised, coached and guided by the supervisor. The incumbent does not normally have direct supervisory role over other staff. However, it rests upon the supervisor of the post to make time specific arrangements subject to a given situation. The incumbent should also have demonstrated competencies and skills in the effective management of operational resources at her/his disposal. S/he is expected to be mature enough and be able to perfume under stressful situation and exercise more flexibility in the working environment. 

External contacts are predominantly with persons on subject matters of importance to Organization's programme (e.g. counterparts in other organizations or at working level in national Governments).  The incumbent should have a demonstrated skill in coordination and leadership to be able to interact with other stakeholders more effectively.



  Duties and responsibilities:

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)

  • Through a consultative process within the country and field visits, stay involved in the development of the strategies, methodologies, contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges for the country.
  • Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan for overall compliance with global strategic priorities and regional priorities as well as with annual programming/planning instructions.
  • Assist in organizing a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the organization’s criteria and policies for the selection of implementing and operational partners.
  • Assist in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the development of partner capacities.
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyze UNHCR’s performance, trends and target interventions.
  • Undertake field visits to evaluate and improve the planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of assistance projects.
  • Assist in implementing the establishment of sound monitoring processes, in reviewing final reports and on progress in order to advise on any corrective actions required or the need for additional resources to reach planned target levels.
  • Apply UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to record data and 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 monitoring compliance to the organization’s resource allocation framework, providing support and taking corrective action where required.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
  • Monitor the implementation of IP Risk Management techniques and tools.
  • Performs 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.
 
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Social Science or related field
  • Previous job experience: 2 years of previous job experience relevant to the function. In an international capacity: 1 year.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Completion of specific training relevant to functions of the position
  • Knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN language
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes (MSRP, Focus, etc.)
  • Computer skills (in MS office)

Required Competencies:

Managerial Competencies

  • Empowering and Building Trust
  • Managing Resources

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Political Awareness

Eligibility:

Candidates must be Sudanese nationals.

Internal staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (PPAL). If you have questions regarding eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit (Khartoum).

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:

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please apply through the Website  Sudanjob.net .

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training 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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Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.

 




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