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Senior Programme Monitoring Associate

Kampala (Uganda)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Kampala (Uganda)
  • Grade: GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-29

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This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants. Senior Programme Monitoring Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Senior Programme Monitoring Associate may be based in HQ, field/regional bureau, reporting to and be guided by the Program Monitoring or Program Officer and may supervise some support staff. S/he may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the country programme(s) or to global quality assurance standards. UNHCR¿s Manual, UNHCR's corporate and regional strategic priorities, operation plans and other relevant institutional rules and regulations will guide the work of the incumbent. 

The Senior Programme Monitoring Associate will assist in providing support and guidance on monitoring protection and solutions strategies and in the coordination with other sections/units to ensure harmonized monitoring approaches. The incumbent 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 monitoring is approached as per UNHCR¿s Strategic Directions, Global Strategic Priorities (GSPs), Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), and corporate positions on SDGs.

The incumbent is expected to have contacts within the Organization and outside the duty station, as well as with partners and other stakeholders related to programme monitoring. The incumbent is expected to work in line with the multi-functional team (MFT) approach as defined within the Program Chapter, 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
- Assist the supervisor in the development and implementation of UNHCR¿s system for monitoring protection and solutions strategies and results (impact, outcomes, outputs) in cooperation with relevant teams.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of monitoring plans across all implementation modalities, (partnerships, direct implementation, operational partners) ensuring consistency and coherence of UNHCR¿s monitoring activities and an age, gender and diversity perspective in monitoring. 
- Support the collection of monitoring data, including data from partners, primary, secondary, qualitative, quantitative and disaggregated in close collaboration with evaluation, data and IM staff.
- Support the management of monitoring systems, including entry, aggregation, reporting and sharing of data based on agreed protocols and standards.
- Support the MFT in planning and conducting monitoring activities and support the planning of monitoring visits, the documentation of findings and the follow up to monitoring recommendations.
- Compile, review and analyse monitoring reports and data of partners and teams, ensuring quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards. Generate monitoring and progress reports on a regular basis.
- Assist teams and partners in selecting and designing indicators for multi-partner initiatives (including UNSDCF, HRP, RRP etc.) ensuring coherence and avoiding gaps and overlaps.
- Follow up on any changes in the operations and monitoring plan, verify baselines, targets and actuals contributing to the soundness of Operations Plan and enhancement of data quality.
- Support UNHCR and partner staff in applying UNHCR¿s results-based management monitoring standards and procedures.
- Support processes to link monitoring to the operation¿s evaluation and risk management plan.
- Use UNHCR¿s corporate tools (e.g. Focus Client, Global Focus Insight and FOCUS Reader) and existing guidance for core activities related to monitoring.
- Contribute actively to innovative solutions for monitoring and to UNHCR¿s global community of practice on monitoring.
- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G7 - 4 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education
Not applicable
(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 monitoring and related processes. Knowledge and practical experience of Results Based-Management. Experience in programme management training and capacity building activities. Advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, data management, etc.).

Desirable:
Completion of UNHCR Learning Programmes or specific training relevant to function of the position including Programme Management ¿ Level 1,  E-tutoring of PM1, Framework for Implementing with Partners Learning Programme.

Functional Skills
MS-Monitoring & Evaluation;
*IT-Computer Literacy;
DM-Data Management; 
PG-Planning;
PG-UNHCR¿s Programmes;
PG-Programme Management;
PG-Results-Based Management;
PG-Assessments and Surveys;
IT-Microsoft Excel
(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. Competencies as defined in Job Profile

Core Competencies
Accountability
Communication
Organizational Awareness
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies
Empowering and Building Trust
Managing Performance

Cross-Functional Competencies
Analytical Thinking
Planning and Organizing
Stakeholder Management Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening. No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral 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). Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is Thursday 29 July 2021
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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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