The Assistant Programme Officer (NOA), part of Programme Unit of UNHCR Moldova, will be supporting the Head of Unit and Office in operationalizing the office¿s agreed strategic priorities and operation plans in compliance with relevant rules, programme manual and operational and programmatic guidance, applying a sound Results Based Management approach. Current emergency response is implemented through funded partners (NGOs or Government entities) and through direct activities by whole UNHCR team. UNHCR works with 6 funded partners (NGOs), with significant funds delegated to partners. Monitoring and guidance for implementation, monitoring delivery of results and compliance with partnership agreements represents a significant part of responsibilities of the incumbent. UNHCR plans to increase the number and level of resources delegated to partners for implementing essential protection and assistance to refugees in current context. As above, the incumbent will have to work primarily with partners, national and international NGOs, with people of concern, collaborate at technical and programmatic level with Government counterparts (Ministries and Agencies), with UN agencies and other humanitarian actors. The Assistant Programme Officer will ensure that programme management is approached as per UNHCR's Strategic Directions, Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), corporate positions on SDGs. The incumbent is expected to work in line with the multi-functional team (MFT) approach, ensuring the participation of relevant stakeholders in all phases of Results Based Management framework and process. Close coordination and collaboration with all UNHCR functions Protection, Communications, External Relations, Supply, Cash Based Interventions team and Administration to bring results and positive changes in situation and wellbeing of refugees, asylum seekers and stateless persons present in Moldova.
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 priorities
- 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 activities
- Assist in a timely and effective follow-up of internal and external audits observations and recommendations that relate to programmatic issues.
- Perform other related duties as required.
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.
Certificates and/or Licenses
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-Stakeholder management and coordination with Implementing Partners (Gov/NGO/Corporate)
PG-Programme Management (programme cycles and reporting standards)
this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
In accordance with relevant International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) guidelines, National Professional Officers should be nationals of, and be locally recruited within the country of their employment - MOLDOVA.
Knowledge of English and Romanian languages is essential.
Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member and engagement under a UNHCR affiliate scheme or as an intern is subject to proof of vaccination against Covid-19.
Interested applicants are invited to send the CV and cover letter in English to: MDACHHR@unhcr.org