Programme Officer Job in Kenya – UN

Job Title: Programme

Hiring Organization: UNHCR
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: NGO
Job Type: Full
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 02/01/2024

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Programme Officer may be based in HQ, field/regional bureau,
typically reporting to and be guided by the Senior Program officer and may
supervise a small team of local and international staff. He/she 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 Programme Officer will provide programmatic guidance and support with
regard to the implementation of protection and solutions strategies within
available resources. S/he will coordinate 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.


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

support on programmatic aspects of developing multi-year protection and
solutions strategies and annual plans with corresponding priorities taking into
account corporate priorities.

Results Based Management and programme capacity in light of evolving
requirements, programming approaches and gaps.

the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the
Programme Manual and the planning instructions.

and analyse plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR office(s), ensuring
quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines,
procedures and standards.

in the provision of overall direction to broaden partnerships with key
stakeholders in order to maximize the protection and solutions response for
persons of concern.

support to ensure a consistent 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

to ensure consistent and coherent monitoring approaches, tools and systems in
line with global standards and polices.

contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously
contributing to improvements of programming tools and processes.

potential gaps and problems and in cooperation with other relevant sections
recommend appropriate solutions to ensure the efficient implementation of
programme activities.

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

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).

other related duties as required.


& Professional Work Experience

For P3/NOC – 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years
relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with
Doctorate degree.

of Education

Economics, Business Administration, Social Sciences
or other relevant field.


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.


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.


Management (programme cycles and reporting standards)



Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)


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.


of UNHCR’s Operations Management Cycle, the Programme related procedures e.g.,
resources allocation, planning, and management processes, monitoring and

experiences in effective partnership management and multi-stakeholders
collaboration in humanitarian and /or development contexts

experiences in strategic planning processes and knowledge of results-based
management (RBM) concepts and tools as well as programming policies and
approaches, including PLAN for the Results, GET the Results, and SHOW the
Results phases.

of UNHCR Program tools (e.g., BTP, PROMS), and training in UNHCR’s and or UN
programme management learning programmes.

of Cash-based Interventions (CBI) including supporting and overseeing the CBI
components of the operation.


working in complex operational and multicultural environment and building and
leading teams and coordinating consultative processes.

with UNHCR and or UN organization and or INGOs on programme management and
understanding of national development planning processes.

to translate organizational changes, strategies, and policies into programmatic

in guiding teams in designing and monitoring strategies translating them into

programme management experience with UNHCR or other UN organizations in the
field or relevant working experiences with non-UN international organizations
in the field.

experience working in the field and in similar Operational contexts.

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