UNHCR Program Associate Jobs in Ethiopia

UNHCR Program Associate Jobs in Ethiopia

  • The incumbent receives guidance from more senior programme staff in the operation. He/she 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 Programme Associate. S/he is expected to stay abreast of the challenges posed to the region by the political context, the UN and humanitarian reform and institutional developments.

  • The incumbent is expected to have contacts within the organization as well as with partners and other stakeholders to collect information, monitor programme activities and implement administrative requirements.


  • The needs of persons of concern in the country are assessed and analysed in a participatory manner and using an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective to form a firm basis for planning.

  • IP agreements are established in a timely manner, regularly monitored and reported on in compliance with established guidelines and procedures.

  • IP financial and performance reports are monitored and verified and results of verification/monitoring missions are reflected in quality reports.


  • Assist in negotiating agreements with implementing partners and ensure that IP agreements are established in conformity with UNHCR’s financial rules and the latest Headquarters’ instructions.

  • 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; undertake field visits as required.

  • Use 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 keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports.

  • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.

  • Upload UNHCR and IP budgets in Focus and MSRP, vrify and monitor financial performance with the use of MSRP reports

  • Upload and verify narrative and indicator values as per the RBM framework in Focus

  • Support analysis of project proposals

  • 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.

  • Support development of partner agreements

  • Enforce compliance with UNHCR’s global strategies, protocols and guidelines.

  • Represent UNHCR in physical monitoring of projects.

    Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Completion of Secondary education and post-secondary training/ certificate in Business Administration, Economics, Social Science, Project management or related field

  • Minimum 6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function

  • Computer skills (in MS office)

  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language

    Desirable Qualifications & Compitencies

  • 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

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNHCR Program Associate Jobs in Ethiopia

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