UNHCR Senior Programme Associate Jobs in Ethiopia

UNHCR Senior Programme Associate Jobs in Ethiopia


  • UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

  • Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

  • And we never give up.

  • For every child, hope

    Job organizational context:

  • VISION transactions in Ethiopia Country Office represent high volume of expenditures related to cash assistance, programme supplies and programme related services from the overall Country Office expenditures. These have direct and significant impact on the rate of UNICEF programme implementation in the country and managing partner relationships.

  • Therefore, there is a need for focused and efficient processing of transactions towards achieving programme implementation. Apart from improving the efficiency of VISION transactions, the position as a HUB team serves as a resource pool to support and strengthen VISION system, Direct Cash Transfer management and HACT assurance activities.

  • How can you make a difference?

    Purpose for the job:

  • Join our team to work in close collaboration with a range of staff in the Country Office, external partners and agency counterparts in support of cash transfers to implementing partners, DCT monitoring, assurance activities and capacity development of staff and Implementing Partners in the area of HACT implementation. Provide regular feedback on the status of cash transfers, fund commitments, DCT monitoring and assurance findings through monitoring milestones and advises on improvements to keep activities on track.

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Supervise and carry out quality assurance of HACT transactions ensuring all supporting documentation and relevant information provided for processing transactions in VISION in compliance with UNICEF rules and procedures, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision and/or follow up.

  • Carry out transactions in VISION using the correct t-codes, and ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs) and maintaining accuracy and timeliness in line with established benchmarks.

  • Help conduct regular spot checks of partners projects to assess their financial record-keeping, expenditure controls and reporting systems.

  • Liaise with programme sections and field offices to resolve issues on fund allocation, fund commitments, outstanding DCTs and other issues, to support the timely processing of transactions.

  • Contribute to the analysis and preparation of periodic reports, project documents by providing statistical information, preparing tables and drafting relatively routine sections as required.

  • Support in researching, compiling and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject
    matters relevant to facilitate programme delivery as well as preparation of reports, working papers and presentations.

  • Prepare monitoring and reporting information for supervisor and team on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.

  • Ensure record maintenance and monitoring of transactions and contribute to periodic review and strengthening of SOPs for transactions. Support orientation of new staff members and refresher sessions to ensure quality submission of the different categories of service requests to the HUB. Liaise with other VISION users on resolution of common incidents/issues and track and monitor the incident throughout its lifecycle, including verification and closure.

  • Prepare periodic or ad-hoc reports relating to the country office and support in optimizing use of programme funds.

  • Support capacity development activities related to HACT & programme development by preparing training materials and participating in exercises.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.

  • A minimum of 7 Seven years of relevant professional experience in with both national and International work experience in administrative or clerical work experience is required.

  • Prior experience in programme support functions is an asset.

  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate

  • UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The UNICEF competencies required for this post are

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People.

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness.

  • Works Collaboratively with others.

  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships.

  • Innovates and Embraces Change.

  • Thinks and Acts Strategically.

  • Drive to achieve impactful results.

  • Manages ambiguity and complexity.

    How to Apply

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


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