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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
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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