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  • Posted: May 13, 2024
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    UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.
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    Senior Programme Associate


    •  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.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education & Professional Work Experience
    Years 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 Education
    Not specified

    Certificates and/or Licenses
    Not specified

    Relevant Job Experience

    • 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.).


    • 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.

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    Project Manager- EU (UNOPS)

    The main purpose:

    Report to the External Relations Officer in the following tasks:

    • Support official Project management for the two EU funded projects. 
    • Liaise with other project teams benefitting from EU funds to prepare joint reports and documents.
    • Work closely with the teams in Kakuma and Dadaab and in Nairobi on the implementation of the project activities.
    • Ensuring that project reports and documents are drafted in a timely manner and are of good quality.

    Monitoring and Progress Controls

    • Prepare and draft reports- narrative and financial to the donor (EU)
    • Review inputs from the field before submission to the ERO.
    • Work on other funding initiatives that may arise with the EU.
    • Contribute to donor management systems including developing specific products and coordinating meetings for the EU funded projects. 
    • Support the coordination and organising of regular programme meetings and steering committee meetings.
    • Provide support to project teams in the field in grant management and programming of earmarked funds.
    • Keep track of various learnings/lessons for the project
    • Coordinate with the Communications team on communications and visibility products in line with the contractual obligations

    Qualifications and Experience

    • (List the required education, work experience, expertise, and competencies of the individual contractor. The listed education and experience should correspond with the level at which the contract is offered.)

    (Level and area of required and/or preferred education)

    • Undergraduate degree in sociology, social sciences, project management, finance, or other related fields
    • Certification in project management is an added advantage.
    • Training on fundraising with the EU
    • An advanced degree in a related field is an added advantage.

    Years of experience 


    For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree 


    • •    At least 7 years working at a responsible level in a development-focused organisation with direct fundraising experience working with the EU of no less than four years.
    • •    Experience in external engagement with donors, UN agencies, partners, governments. Professional work experience in field operations. Knowledge of UNHCR’s operational arrangements, its relief programmes, the funding needs, and priorities is desirable. 
    • •    Experience of complex stakeholder management

    Key Competencies 

    • Ability to produce high-quality written materials tailored to specific audiences.
    • Ability to balance different and sometimes competing needs and deadlines.
    • Excellent organization and project planning/ management skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Knowledge of partnerships, fundraising, and/or relationships with donors and/or external partners.

    Core Competencies: 

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

    Managerial Competencies: 

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

    Cross-Functional Competencies: 

    • Analytical Thinking
    • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    • Planning and Organizing

    Language Requirements

    • Fluency in English is essential for this job opening.

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