Job Title: Programme Associate Vacancy Notice: VN-02-19-MEX Position Number 10030583
Location: Tenosique Position Grade: G6 Closing Date: 2019-01-17
Organizational Context

The incumbent normally 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 and outside the duty station, 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.


-       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.

-       Perform other duties as required.





-       Provideinputs for the country operations plan (including budgets, staffing levels andstructures) as well as prepare inputs for funding submissions, appeals andreports.

-       Enforcecompliance with UNHCR’s global strategies, protocols and guidelines.

-       RepresentUNHCR in physical monitoring of projects.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

-       Completion of Secondary education and post-secondary training/ certificate in Business Administration, Social Science, International Law 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

-       Managing Resources

-       Analytical Thinking

-       Planning and Organizing


(In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of UN working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.)

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

-       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.


Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.


UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability,gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.


El ACNUR esta comprometido con la diversidad y acepta solicitudes decandidatos calificados, independientemente de su genero, discapacidad, estadocivil, raza, color, origen étnico y nacional, religión o creencias, yorientación sexual.


UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stageof the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing,training or any other fees).


Tome nota que el ACNUR no cobrara ningun cargo en ninguna de las fases del proceso de reclutamiento y seleccion.


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