Duties and Qualifications
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.
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
Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
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.
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.
PG-Programme Management (project formulation, programme cycles and reporting standards)
PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Governmt / INGO / NGO / Corporate)
Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
For National Professional jobs : Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
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.
Position Competencies Core Competencies
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation
Empowering and Building Trust
Judgement and Decision Making
Change Capability and Adaptability
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Language Requirements Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
Knowledge of local Language is highly recommended Additional Information A written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).