Job at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Senior Programme Assistant (Deadline: 19 February 2018 )

Job at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Senior Programme Assistant (Deadline: 19 February 2018 )

Job at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Senior Programme Assistant (Deadline: 19 February 2018 )

Internal/External Vacancy Announcement No: 18/HCR/KGL/VN/007
Title of Post: Senior Programme Assistant
Post Number: 10027913
Duty Station: Byumba, Rwanda
Category and Level: GL5
Duration of assignment: Initially for a period of one year
Closing date of application: 19 February 2018



The incumbent normally receives guidance from 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, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR
financial/budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the Senior Programme
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.


 UNHCR country office has sufficient administrative assistance and support in routine
services and activities within Programme Section thus better able to meet the needs
of persons of concern.
 IP agreements are established in a timely manner, regularly monitored and reported
on in compliance with established guidelines and procedures.
 Collects, registers and maintains information on project activities.
 Prepare status and progress reports, prepare tables and draft routine
 Prepare background material for use in discussions and briefing sessions.
 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. This may include field visits for
specific monitoring and evaluation issues.
 Apply 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 ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing
 Perform other duties as required.
 Provide inputs for the country operations plan (including budgets, staffing levels and
structures) as well as prepare inputs for funding submissions, appeals and reports.
 Access the relevant information and programme records, Focus/ MSRP data.
 Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of projects.
 Completion of Secondary education courses/ training/ certificate in Business
Administration, Social Science, International Law or related field.
 Computer skills (in MS office).
 Minimum 4 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
 Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local
 Managing Resources.
 Analytical thinking.
 Planning and organizing.


 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.


If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your Personal History Form (P11)
and its supplementary pages (if applicable), motivation letter and CV by e-mail with “LAST
name – Senior Programme Assistant (10027913) position, Byumba” in the subject line to:
[email protected] by 19 February 2018.
Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be
notified. No late applications will be accepted.
UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates
regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic
and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview
meeting, processing, training or any other fees). Should you be asked for a fee or a benefit at
any stage of this process, please report your concern to UNHCR’s Investigation Service
([email protected]).


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




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