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Associate Programme Officer at UNHCR – Jobs in Ghana

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Responsibility (Process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

•   Through consultative process within the country and field visits, stat involved in the development of strategies, methodologies, contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges for the country
•   Assist in ensuring that global strategic priorities (GSP) and regional priorities, as well s information on projected resource availability guide the planning parameters
•   Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan in compliance with global strategic priorities and and regional priorities as well as with annual programming / planning instructions
•   Assist in organising a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the organisation’s criteria and policies for the selection of implementing and operational partners
•   Assist in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the development of partner capacities
•   Assist in training UNHCR as well as implementing partners (IP) staff in UNHCR standard procedures related to the results based programme management
•   Undertake field visits to evaluate and improve the planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of assistance projects
•   Assist in implementing the establishment of sound monitoring processes, in reviewing final reports and on progress in order to advise on any corrective actions required or the need for additional resources to reach planned target levels
•   Apply UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global focus, focus client) to recrd data and assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level
•   Assist in monitoring compliance to the organisation’s resource allocation framework, providing support and taking corrective action where required
•   Assist in ensuring compliance in issurance of audit certificates for implementing partners
•   Monitor the implementation of IR Risk Management techniques and tools
•   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
•   Represent UNHCR in UN and other fora on programme and technical issues as delegated by programme senior management
•   Enforce compliance with UNHCR’s global strategies, protocols and guidelines

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Social Science or related field plus a minimum of 3 years of previous job experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 2 years of Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted
•   Excellent knowledge of English and UN Working language of the duty station if not English

Desirable Qualification & competencies

•   Completion of the UNHCR Learning programme 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)
•   Computer skills (in MS Office)
•   Knowledge of additional UN languages

Location: Ghana

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation, updated factsheet (for internals), signed Personal History Form (for externals) by e-mail clearly stating the position title, vacancy notice number and your last name in the subject line to:

[email protected]

Or you may submit your applications in sealed envelopes quoting the vacancy notice number and the position number addressed to:

The Representative
UNHCR Representative in Ghana, Private Mail Ag, KIA
Location of Office: 16 Labone Drive, 4th Dade Walk

Closing Date: 01 July, 2019


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