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    Apply: UNHCR Programme Officer

    Deadline: 16 February, 2023

    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is seeking to fill the role of Programme Officer.

    The UNHCR is a UN agency mandated to aid and protect refugees and stateless people and assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement.


    • Support in assessing and analysing the needs of persons of concern in a participatory manner, using an age, gender and diversity (AGD) perspective as a 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
    • Support the planning process in compliance with planning parameters outlined in the programme manual and the planning instructions
    • Review and analyse plans, and mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR office(s), ensuring quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards
    • Support in the provision of overall direction to broaden partnerships with key stakeholders in order to maximise the protection and solutions response for persons of concern
    • Provide support to ensure a consistent application of the framework for implementing with partners, including the effective implementation of the policy on the selection and retention of partners, management of partnership agreements, risk-based project performance monitoring, and risk-based project audits, among others
    • Contribute to ensuring consistent and coherent monitoring approaches, tools and systems in line with global standards and policies
    • Actively contribute to UNHCR’s programming of the 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
    • Oversee a timely and effective followup of internal and external audit observations and recommendations that relate to programmatic issues
    • Perform other related duties as required


    • First degree in Economics, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or a related field
    • Six years of relevant experience with a first degree, five years of relevant experience with a master’s degree, or four years of relevant experience with a doctorate degree
    • Demonstrated experience in programme management including familiarisation with the OMC and sound knowledge
    • Demonstrated experience in field operations, sound knowledge of the centrality of protection in programming, joint needs assessments and the principles of targeting
    • Demonstrated experience in coordination within an interagency context and other actors, in a refugee or humanitarian context (desirable)
    • Sound experience in programme management training and capacity-building activities (desirable)
    • Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station, if not English

    To apply and for more information, click here.

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    Temidayo Aderibigbe
    Temidayo Aderibigbe
    Temidayo is passionate about Africa, he's also a writer in areas of good governance, environmental sustainability, child education, and gender equality. He also doubles as a content writer, student, Pan-Africanist and Certified Google Digital marketer.

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