UNHCR Program Officer Jobs in Kenya

UNHCR Program Officer Jobs in Kenya

Procedures and Eligibility

Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017.

Duties and Qualifications

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

  • The Programme Officer may be based in HQ, field/regional bureau, typically reporting to and be guided by the Senior Program officer and may supervise a small team of local and international staff.
  • He/she 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 Programme Officer will provide programmatic guidance and support with regard to the implementation of protection and solutions strategies within available resources.
  • S/he will coordinate 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.
  • 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.

    Duties
  • 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.
  • Support the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the Programme Manual and the planning instructions.
  • Review and analyse plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR office(s), ensuring quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards.
  • Support in the provision of overall direction to broaden partnerships with key stakeholders in order to maximize the protection and solutions response for persons of concern.
  • 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.
  • Contribute to ensure consistent and coherent monitoring approaches, tools and systems in line with global standards and polices.
  • Actively contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously contributing 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.
  • Oversee 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.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education & Professional Work Experience

  • For P3/NOC - 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree.
  • Field(s) of Education
  • Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Social Sciences or other relevant field.

    Essential:

  • 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.

    Desirable:
  • 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
  • PG-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)
  • PG-Results-Based Management
  • PG-UNHCR's Programmes
  • PG-Experience with coordinating with
  • Implementing Partners (Governmt/INGO/NGO/Corporate) Data and information management understanding;

    Language Requirements
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Position Competencies
  • C001L3 - Accountability Level 3
  • C002L3 - Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • C003L3 - Communication Level 3
  • C004L3 - Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • C005L3 - Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • C006L3 - Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • M001L3 - Empowering and Building Trust Level 3
  • M006L3 - Managing Resources Level 3
  • M003L3 - Judgement and Decision Making Level 3
  • M002L3 - Managing Performance Level 3
  • X001L3 - Analytical Thinking Level 3
  • X004L3 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Level 3
  • X009L3 - Change Capability and Adaptability Level 3

    Additional Information

    For those people applying for High Risk Duty Stations, we strongly encourage them – before deciding to apply- to read the country specific security and welfare country profiles which can be found on the Intranet under Support Services - Duty of Care (https://intranet.unhcr.org/en/support-services/duty-of-care.html).

    Ensuring staff are better informed is part of the increased attention UNHCR is paying to Duty of Care.

    Staff after having applied to High Risk Duty Stations will have access to country specific information webinars with Field Safety Section (FSS) and Staff Welfare Section (SWS) colleagues and provided with a tool to test their psychological preparedness for serving in High Risk Duty Stations.

    Applicants who applied for a position in a High Risk country will receive, after the deadline for applications has expired, a joint invitation from the Staff Welfare Section (SWS) and the Field Safety Section (FSS) to participate in these webinars.

    During the Webinars, latest updates on security and well-being will be provided, and FSS and SWS will address questions raised by participants.

    Applicants are highly encouraged to benefit, when applicable, from all measures as they provide most up-to-date security and well-being information helpful to assess staff’s readiness to serve in a High Risk Duty Station.

    A Staff Welfare Officer will also be available, if and when required, to discuss with interested applicants the results of the psychological preparedness tool as well as readiness for assignment in High Risk Duty Stations.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 16th April 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNHCR Program Officer Jobs in Kenya

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