Define the role of the position within the team, describing its leadership role, if any, it’s external / internal work relationships or contacts, the contextual environment in which it operates and the scope of supervision received, and where applicable, exercised by the incumbent.
The primary functions of project control are to complement programme management and provide oversight of projects including the formulation of performance monitoring plans for PPAs and direct implementation, quality assurance, and verification, and ensuring compliance with UNHCR programme and financial rules, policies and procedures.
Other activities of project control include:
Participation and provision of input to the Country Operations Plan, review and quality assurance of project agreements, project audit,monitoring, while ensuring that there is synchrony between financial and operational performance, participation in multi-functional monitoring activities and reviews, capacity building of partners, tracking and management of project risks, supporting project closure, and timely implementation of audit recommendations.
The position is the most senior Project Control position in the Branch Office and requires considerable level of both programme and finance understanding, besides project control expertise.
The incumbent will supervise national staff in the Project Control unit at the Branch Office. Good managerial skills are therefore required, besides excellent organisational skills as the incumbent will be coordinating verification of projects from all parts of the operation and calling upon support from the sub-offices.
The incumbent will work very closely with the Snr. Oversight Officer and the Director of Risk Management in Nairobi to ensure that risk based approach is integrated in the project management and monitoring plans.
The Project Control Officer will mainly interact with the project and finance managers of partner agencies. S/he will play a very important role in maintaining effective partnerships, while ensuring integrity and full accountability our UNHCR programmes and requisite implementation arrangements.
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