Assistant Programme Officer

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Development
  • Deadline:
    December 7, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Terms of Reference

In Chile, UNHCR works together with government institutions, civil society organizations, municipalities, and the private sector to ensure access to protection, humanitarian assistance, and durable solutions to more than 400,000 Venezuelans, and 14,000 refugees, asylum-seekers and other individuals in need of international protection, who have sought safety in the country. Over the last couple of years, Chile has become the fourth most important country of destination for Venezuelans in Latin America after Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador.

At the request made by the UN Secretary-General to UNHCR and IOM on 12 April 2018, to lead and coordinate the response to refugees and migrants from Venezuela, UNHCR and IOM currently co-lead the National Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela in Chile and works closely with other UN sister agencies to ensure a holistic response to their plight.

The operation in Chile has a workforce of approximately 50 people, composed of staff members (both national and international), and affiliates. The National Office (NO) is located in Santiago de Chile, with field presence in Iquique, Arica, Antofagasta and Puerto Montt. The NO Chile falls under the scope of the Multi-country Office (MCO) Argentina, located in Buenos Aires.

UNHCR is seeking an experienced professional that will support the provision of programmatic guidance and support the implementation of protection and solutions strategies within the resources available. The incumbent will be under the supervision of the Associate Programme Officer, and will coordinate with the other sections/units to ensure harmonized programmatic approaches at all levels and throughout the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle. They will work in line with the overall UNHCR directions which requires working with several stakeholders ranging principally from partners but also displaced populations, 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. The incumbent is expected to work in line with a multi-functional team (MFT) approach as defined within the Program Manual, ensuring the participation of relevant stakeholders in all phases of the Program Management Cycle.

The ideal candidate should have proven experience of working on projects involving government actors, civil society, and other stakeholders; solid experience planning and monitoring programmes in the field of humanitarian assistance; knowledge and experience with Programme and Results Based Management; excellent communication skills both in English and Spanish. Previous work with UNHCR is an asset. 

Standard Job Description

Assistant Programme Officer Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Assistant Programme Officer may be based in HQ, field/regional bureau, and would normally receive guidance from more senior programme staff in the operation/bureau/division and may supervise a small team of local staff. The incumbent 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 Assistant Programme Officer will support the provision of programmatic guidance and support with regard to the implementation of protection and solutions strategies within available resources. The incumbent will play a role in coordinating 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. The incumbent is expected to work in line with the multi-functional team (MFT) approach as defined within the Program Manual, ensuring the participation of relevant stakeholders in all phases of the Program Management Cycle. 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, – Assist the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the Programme Manual and the planning instructions – Contribute to the review and analyse of plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR offices in the region, ensuring quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards. – Assist with the provision of overall direction to broaden partnerships with key stakeholders in order to maximize the protection and solutions response for persons of concern. – Contribute to the successful 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 within the Area of Responsibility (AoR), in line with global standards and polices. – Actively contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously contribute 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 – Assist in 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 Years of Experience / Degree Level For P1/NOA – 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree Field(s) of Education Economics Business Administration Social Sciences or other relevant field. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential) Certificates and/or Licenses Not specified (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience 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-UNHCR’s Programmes PG-Results-Based Management PG-Stakeholder management and coordination with Implementing Partners (Gov/NGO/Corporate) PG-Programme Management (programme cycles and reporting standards) (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) 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. All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power. As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise. 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.

Required Languages

English,

Spanish

Desired Languages

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Additional Qualifications

Skills

Education

BA: Business Administration (Required), BA: Economics (Required), BA: Social Science (Required)Certifications

Work Experience

 

Other information

This position doesn’t require a functional clearance