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Associate Programme Officer 04 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Colombia
Open

Associate Programme Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Colombia
Cali (COL)
Spanish,English
Immediate
12 months
04 November 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
  • 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;
  • Assist in ensuring that global strategic priorities (GSP) and regional priorities as well as information on projected resource availability guide the planning parameters;
  • Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan in 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;
  • Assist in training UNHCR as well as implementing partners (IP) staff in UNHCR standard procedures related to the Results Based Programme (RBM) management;
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyse 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 assisting in corrective action where required;
  • Assist in establishing and handling Implementing Partners Reports.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments: University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics Development, Social Science or related field.

36 Months
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management
  • Experience Remark: Minimum 3 years of work experience relevant to the function, in programme management, monitoring and evaluation Areas of Expertise:
  • Previous field experience is an advantage
  • Familiar with UNHCR´s RBM approach and use of project/software is an asset
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position
  • Additional Requirements for Area of Expertise: Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programming tools (MSRP, Focus, etc.) is an asset.
  • Experience working in UNHCR Field Offices and in Colombia in particular is an asse
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Leadership, Professionalism, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 04 November 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Associate Programme Officer 04 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Mexico
Open

Associate Programme Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Mexico
Mexico City (MEX)
Spanish,English
Immediate
8 months
04 November 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of tasks

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Snr. Programme Officer, the UN Volunteer Associate Programme Officer will:

  • Coordinate and monitoring the implementation of some Partners Agreements in Mexico City;
  • 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.
  • Provide support on programmatic aspects of developing multi-year protection and solutions strategies and annual plans with corresponding priorities taking into account corporate priorities.
  • Assist the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the Programme Manual and the planning instructions.
  • Support Results Based Management and programme capacity in light of evolving requirements, programming approaches and gaps.
  • Support the upcoming 2021 Detailed Planning and the introduction of the new RBM in the Operation, since MEX will be one of the pilot countries in the region;
  • Support the revision and analysis of plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR office(s) in the Area of Responsibility AoR), ensure quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards.
  • Contribute to ensure consistent and coherent monitoring approaches, tools and systems across the region, in line with global standards and polices.
  • Perform some duties at inter-agency level, by coordinating activities with other UN Agencies and International Organizations related to shelters and the response towards the Venezuela population in the country;
  • Coordinate with Supply and the other colleagues in the Unit the implementation of DI activities, especially those requiring a formal procurement process;
  • Support Field Offices where no Programme staff is still present, such as Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, and others.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

Master's degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Development, Social Science or related field.
Bachelors degree may be accepted instead of a master's degree, if combined with an additional year of relevant professional experience.

24 Months
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management

Essential qualifications/skills/job experience:

  • 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate (BA) degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate (MA) degree; or 1-year relevant experience with Doctorate (PhD) degree
  • Demonstrated experience in programme management including familiarization with the Operations Management Cycle (OMC) and sound knowledge of 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.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.

Desirable qualifications/skills/job experience:

  • Previous field experience is an advantage;
  • Familiar with UNHCR’s RBM approach and use of project/software is an asset;
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position is an asset;
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programming tools (MSRP, Focus, etc.) is an asset.
  • 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:

  • MG-Project Management
  • PG-Results-Based Management
  • PG-UNHCR's Programmes
  • PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Governmt/INGO/NGO/Corporate)
  • DM-Data Management

Language skills

  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is mandatory;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory
No

Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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