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UNHCR Vacancies 2023 for Assistant Programme Officer Jobs in Bunj Location.
UNHCR Jobs in Bunj 2023:- New job notification not for UNHCR job opportunity portal for the post of Assistant Programme Officer. Assistant Programme Officer Vacancy is for the Bunj location. Candidates should apply through www.unhcr.org before the last date which is 21/02/2023.
Assistant Programme Officer Jobs at UNHCR Details
|Recruiter Name||UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)|
|Name of Vacancy||Assistant Programme Officer Vacancy in South Sudan|
|Job Type||UN Jobs in South Sudan|
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Assistant Programme Officer Jobs Description
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Assistant Programme Officer may be based in HQ, field/regional bureau, and would normally receive guidance from more senior programme staff in the operation/bureau/division and may supervise a small team of local staff. The incumbent may refer to UNHCR¿s Programme Manual (Chapter IV), UNHCR’s corporate and regional strategic priorities, operation plans and other relevant institutional rules and regulations for further guidance.
The Assistant Programme Officer will support the provision of programmatic guidance and support with regard to the implementation of protection and solutions strategies within available resources. The incumbent will play a role in coordinating with the other sections/units to ensure harmonized programmatic approaches at all levels and throughout the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle. S/he will work in line with the overall UNHCR directions which crucially require working with partners, including with persons of concern, governmental institutions and the private sector, ensuring that programme management is approached as per UNHCR¿s Strategic Directions, Global Strategic Priorities (GSPs), Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), corporate positions on SDGs.
The incumbent is expected to work in line with the multi-functional team (MFT) approach as defined within the Program Manual, ensuring the participation of relevant stakeholders in all phases of the Program Management Cycle.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
– Support in assessing and analysing the needs of persons of concern in a participatory manner, using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective as basis for planning
– Provide support on programmatic aspects of developing multi-year protection and solutions strategies and annual plans with corresponding priorities taking into account corporate priorities
– Support Results Based Management and programme capacity in light of evolving requirements, programming approaches and gaps,
– Assist the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the Programme Manual and the planning instructions
– Contribute to the review and analyse of plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR offices in the region, ensuring quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards.
– Assist with the provision of overall direction to broaden partnerships with key stakeholders in order to maximize the protection and solutions response for persons of concern.
– Contribute to the successful 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.
– Contribute to ensure consistent and coherent monitoring approaches, tools and systems within the Area of Responsibility (AoR), in line with global standards and polices.
– Actively contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously contribute to improvements of programming tools and processes.
– Identify potential gaps and problems and in cooperation with other relevant sections recommend appropriate solutions to ensure the efficient implementation of programme activities
– Assist in a timely and effective follow-up of internal and external audits observations and recommendations that relate to programmatic issues.
– Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P1/NOA – 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
Economics Business Administration Social Sciences
or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
Demonstrated experience in programme management including familiarization with the OMC and sound knowledge 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.
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.
PG-Stakeholder management and coordination with Implementing Partners (Gov/NGO/Corporate)
PG-Programme Management (programme cycles and reporting standards)
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
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.
All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.
This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
Desired Candidate Profile
The incumbent will be required to have good coordination, networking and drafting skills, and the ability to interact with different partners and stakeholders both within and outside UNHCR.
Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):
Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:
The security situation in Bunj, Maban is generally stable, though remains fragile and fluid in a complex and unpredictable security environment and is characterized by low intensity and localized armed conflict in some areas in Upper Nile State, inter/intra communal conflict over a diverse range of issues including cattle raids, competition over resources and revenge attacks and occasional civil unrest in refugee operation and host community. These challenges continue to, directly and indirectly, impact on UNHCR operation. Maban County was severely affected by seasonal flood in 2022 for more than three months which also affected refugee operation and the capability to monitoring over the period. Shortage of food commodities in the market during the peak of rainy seasons coupled with poor road infrastructure is a recurring phenomenon in Maban County Context.
Nature of Position:
The Assistant Programme Officer, NOA will be reporting to the head of Programme unit, (Associate) Programme Officer. S/he will be the OIC for the Programme unit during the absence of (Associate) Programme Officer. As a result, capability to work independently with minimal supervision is crucial for this position. The incumbent may supervise some programme staff; S/he should have ability to perform duties under pressure work environment to meet required deadline as well.
The incumbent of the position should have strong programme management and experience in his/her field of expertise. S/he should be a strong team player, have strong service orientation, flexibility, and proactivity to manage arising situations and challenges. In addition, the incumbent needs to co-ordinate closely with other units in the Sub and Representation Offices, promote collaboration and diversity in a multicultural environment and contribute to a positive work environment. The incumbent, with the guidance of the Head of Programme unit, manage operation budget and negotiate with partners, together with technical and protection colleagues, the budget and activities under partner’s partnership agreement. Knowledge and familiarity with programme/operation management would be beneficial. S/he is expected to build a good relationship with local government and other stakeholders to ensure effective operation coordination. S/he must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing in English.
Good knowledge and understanding of UNHCR/UN rules, policies, and regulations regarding partnership and financial management, oversight, and compliance is required. Ideal candidate should also have proven analytical skills, abilities for identification of gaps and finding solutions, good level of computer literacy, in particular, experience in computerized systems and software. Experience in communicating, building capacities, coordinating consultative processes, building consensus and ability to contribute in policy and process reviews are equally as important attributes for this position.
Living and Working Conditions:
Bunj is classified as ‘E’ non-family High Risk duty station with basic infrastructure and limited leisure facilities. It is an isolated location with limited access options. Travel between Juba and Bunj are handled by UN humanitarian flights or private cargo flights. Currently there are three UNHAS flights per week between Bunj and Juba. Road access between Renk and Bunj could be affected by flood or security tension in the local area along the route.
Movement to and from locations in Bunj require official vehicle transport and there is no alternate local transportation means. There are very limited medical facilities in Bunj.
Bunj and surrounding area has been affected by flooding during rainy season for the last few years and the situation may not improve due to global warming. Taking photos is strongly discouraged in all locations especially in locations where government forces and other armed elements are stationed, unless permission is sought, as it may result in arrest by local security forces.
Currently, there is no banking facilities nor ATM services in Bunj town. There are two mobile networks in Maban County, MTN and ZAIN however Kaya refugee camp which is about 35 km from Bunj has week network coverage.
Relocatable national staff reside at UNHCR provided accommodation. Staff is required to pay monthly rent for a self-contained unit including cleaning services. The compound has a gym and basic recreational facilities. It also provides free internet access, free access to electricity and safe drinking water. Staff can either choose the option of cooking, or eating in the cafeteria (monthly subscription or pay per meal). There are no standard restaurants nearby and staff needs to follow UN curfew rules.
SRM measures in place: UN curfew is in force across the country, timing differs from one SRM Area to another. UN curfew is from 19:00 to 05:00 in Juba and from 18:00 to 05:00 in Bunj.
Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environment (SSAFE) to be conducted in areas with HIGH Risk level and above.
All international and national personnel must be issued with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and VHF radios.
Innovation and technology skills in programme and budgetary management
Knowledge of Sudanese Arabic will be desirable.
PG-Programme Management (programme cycles and reporting standards), PG-Results-Based Management, PG-Stakeholder management and coordination with Implementing Partners (Gov/NGO/Corporate), PG-UNHCR’s Programmes
BA: Business Administration (Required), BA: Economics (Required), BA: Law (Required), BA: Social Science (Required)
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