Assistant Programme Officer Job in Kenya

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.


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

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

Assist in a timely and effective
follow-up of internal and external audits observations and recommendations
that relate to programmatic issues.

Support the identification and
management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives
in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the
functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor
or to relevant functional colleague(s).

Perform other related duties as

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

of Education

Business Administration
Social Sciences or other relevant

and/or Licenses

Not specified

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-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)

Candidate Profile

The incumbent will be required to
have good coordination, networking and drafting skills, and the ability to
interact with different partners and stakeholders both within and outside

S/He will be required to have
solid technical programming skills, as well as experience from
coordination of partners and networking. Excellent drafting skills are a
must, in addition to Excel and the new PROMS software.

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