The Programme Associate would normally receiveguidance from more senior programme staff in the operation/bureau/division.S/he may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant tothe country/region programme(s). UNHCR Manual, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetaryrules and regulations will guide the work of the Programme Associate. S/he isexpected to stay abreast of the challenges posed by the operational context,the UN and humanitarian reform and institutional developments. 

The incumbent is expected to have contacts within theorganization and outside the duty station, as well as with partners and otherstakeholders to collect information, monitor programme activities and implementadministrative requirements. The incumbent will have to establish good workingrelationships with their peers at country level to facilitate the collection ofinformation and other programme management related activities.  

The incumbent is expected to work in line with themulti-functional team (MFT) approach as defined within the Program Manual,ensuring the participation of relevant stakeholders in all phases of theProgram Management Cycle.


All UNHCR staff members are accountable to performtheir duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within theirdelegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR whichincludes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policiesand Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks.In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities ina manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerialcompetencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and

Shortlisted candidates may be required to sitfor a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applicationswill be accepted.

UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomesapplications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, genderidentity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic andnational origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of therecruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training orany other fees). Should you be asked for a fee or a benefit at any stage ofthis process, please report your concern to UNHCR’s Investigation Service (inspector@unhcr.org).


A competitive compensation and benefits package isoffered. For information on UN Salaries, allowances and benefits, please visitthe portal of the international Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org.

respectfor diversity.


·        Supportthe assessment and analysis of the needs of persons of concern in the country/regionin a participatory manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD)perspective as basis for planning.

·        Assistin managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordinationpractices and the development of partner capacities related to programmemanagement if applicable.

·        Assistin organizing and documenting the selection of partners in accordance with the policyon selection and retention of partners, ensuring due diligence to meet therequirements of projects.

·        Providesupport to the field with technical advice to ensure partnership agreements areestablished in a timely manner, regularly monitored and reported on incompliance with established guidelines and procedures included in the frameworkfor implementing with partners.

·        Supportthe implementation and performance of partnership agreements through fieldvisits and appropriate physical monitoring if applicable, reviewing performanceand financial reports.

·        Supportthe development and implementation of MFT monitoring plans for activitiesimplemented through partnerships and those under direct implementation in linewith Programme Manual and programming instructions.

·        Contributeto the review and analysis of operations plans, mid-year and year-end reports ofthe different UNHCR offices, ensuring quality assurance and compliance withestablished policies, guidelines, procedures and standards. Generate andmaintain records of implementation rate (performance progress and expenditures)on a regular basis.

·        Followup on any change in regards to alignment of results chain, verifyingindicators, budget, prioritization, apportioning needed to measure programmeperformance, trends and target interventions, contributing to soundness ofOperations Plan and enhancement of data quality.

·        Followup with UNHCR offices the compliance with issuance of audit certificates for partnersin line with the Policy on Risk-Based Project Audits.

·        Providesupport to the field through technical advice and training on resource allocationprocesses and other programmatic issues.

·        UseUNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Focus Client, Global Focus Insight and FOCUSReader, MSRP) for core activities related to planning, budgeting,implementation and reporting, generating data for evidence-based programmaticdecisions and analysis.

·        SupportUNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously contributing toimprovements of programming tools and processes.

·        Performother duties as required


Years ofExperience / Degree Level 

·        For G6 - 6 years relevant experience withHigh school diploma plus Advanced Training/Certificate

Relevant Job Experience 


  • Demonstrated experience in programme management, Operation Management Cycle and related processes.
  • Knowledge of Results Based-Management.
  • Computer skills (in MS office) including advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, data management, etc.) 

Functional Skills

*IT-Computer Literacy

PG-Programme Management (project formulation,programme cycles and reporting standards)

PG-Results-Based Management

DM-Database Management

PG-Programme Analysis

PG-Assessments and Surveys

Language Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Competency Requirements

Core Competencies:



Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies:

Empowering and Building Trust

Managing Resources

Cross-Functional Competencies:

Analytical Thinking

Planning and Organizing



General Service Staffmembers currently serving in the country of the duty station where the vacancyexists, who have been appointed through AC process and have Indefinite or FixedTerm Appointment. Interested staff members should consult the Policy andProcedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (PPAL).


Autres informations


  • Completion of UNHCR Learning Programmes or specific training relevant to function of the position including Programme Management – Level 1.
  • E-tutoring of PM1, Framework for Implementing with Partners Learning Programme. Experience in programme management training and capacity building activities.




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