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Associate Programme Officer


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and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile

In view of the Regional Bureau 's role, the incumbent of the position should have strong multiyear strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting experiences. S/he should be a strong team player, have strong service-orientation, flexibility and proactivity to manage arising situations and challenges. In addition, the incumbent of the position should co-ordinate closely with other units in the Regional Bureau, promote collaboration and diversity in a multicultural environment and contribute to a positive work environment. The incumbent must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing in English. Knowledge of, and familiarity with, UNHCRâs work in the EHAGL region would be beneficial. The incumbent should have strong technological awareness and skills to utilize UNHCRâs corporate solutions/systems and tools and be able to train and build the capacity of UNHCR staff and partners where necessary.

Additional Desirable Functional skills:

â¢MG-Resource Management
â¢MG-Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) development
â¢PG-Expenditure management
â¢PG-Programme Analysis
â¢PG-Programme Implementation and Partnerships
â¢PG-Programme planning at country/bureau level
â¢PG-Business process management
â¢SO-Presentation skills
â¢TR-Capacity Buidling

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):



Desired languages



Operational context

Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:

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Nature of Position:

The UNHCR Regional Bureau for East, Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes (EHAGL) of Africa is based in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a critical hub for collaboration, strategic engagement, and addressing cross-cutting operational challenges. A Regional Director heads the Bureau and has primary accountability for strategic decision-making, regional prioritization, and quality assurance and enhanced delegated authorities to manage the region effectively.

With functional links to the Divisions at HQs, technical experts are integrated within the regional bureau structures/pillars and lines of authority. These are: 1) Strategic Planning and management, 2) Protection and 3) External Engagement. The position of Associate Programme Officer sits under the Strategic Planning and Management Pillar and will support the Regional Bureauâs effort in discharging its support and oversight functions vis-à-vis country operations in the EHAGL region.

The position is based in Nairobi and will report to the Senior Progamme Coordinator. The incumbent is expected to travel on missions to remote locations in the field, where the quality of life and working conditions would be challenged alongside with security concerns.

Living and Working Conditions:

Despite the security concerns mentioned below, Nairobi is a good duty station for families. It has good medical facilities. Recreational facilities, schools and hotels are of international standards.
Sufficient housing is available, as well as good banking facilities, unlimited access to communication means, such as internet, telephone etc.
There is no malaria in Nairobi, but cholera, malaria and yellow fever occur in other parts of Kenya.
Security Considerations
Nairobi is in UN security level 6, but politically instigated demonstrations and riots may occur at any time.
General crime in Nairobi is high and like many other large cities. A high sense of vigilance and alertness is required.

Additional Qualifications

MG-Project Management, PG-Results-Based Management, PG-Stakeholder management and coordination with Implementing Partners (Gov/NGO/Corporate), PG-UNHCR's ProgrammesBachelor of Arts (BA): Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Economics, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Law, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Social ScienceCP-PM Certification Programme for Programme Management - UNHCR, Programme Management - Other


Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Empowering & building trust, Judgement & decision making, Managing resource, Negotiation & conflict resolution, Organizational awareness, Teamwork & collaboration

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Additional Information

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates will be required to sit for written test. Oral interviews are mandatory.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Functional clearance

This position doesn't require a functional clearance

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