Job Detail

Programme Associate

Date Posted: 2019-02-18 18:16:32
  • Position Number::

  • Category:

  • Grade:

    GS - 6
  • Years of Experience:

  • Duty Stations:

    Ogoja - Cross River State
  • Duration of Contract:

    One Year
  • Contract Type:

    Fixed Term Appointment



The incumbent normally receives guidance from the Programme Officer in the Sub-Office. 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.


Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:


  • 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 analyze 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office package tools(emphasis on MS Excel)

Job Deadline : Expired

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