Associate Programme Officer

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

Preamble:

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.

In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.

In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

The Office of the UNHCR was established on 14 December 1950 by the UN General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country (www.unhcr.org).

Chad hosts some 415,000 refugees including 245 000 Sudanese in the Est, Central Africans, and Nigerian, Congolese and other refugees and tens of thousands of Chadians who returned from CAR and are at risk of statelessness. A landlocked country in central Africa, Chad is located between Sudan in the east, CAR in t

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, in Frachana, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Through a consultative process within the country and field visits, stay involved in the development of the strategies, methodologies, contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges for the country;
Assist in ensuring that global strategic priorities (GSP) and regional priorities as well as information on projected resource availability guide the planning parameters;
Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan in compliance with global strategic priorities and regional priorities as well as with annual programming/planning instructions;
Assist in organizing a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the organization’s criteria and policies for the selection of implementing and operational partners;
Assist in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the development of partner capacities;
Assist in training UNHCR as well as implementing partners (IP) staff in UNHCR standard procedures related to the Results Based Programme (RBM) management;
Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyze UNHCR’s performance, trends and target interventions;
Undertake field visits to evaluate and improve the planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of assistance projects;
Assist in implementing the establishment of sound monitoring processes, in reviewing final reports and on progress in order to advise on any corrective actions required or the need for additional resources to reach planned target levels;
Apply UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to record data and assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level;
Assist in keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and

, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

Minimum 3 years of work experience relevant to the function, in programme management, monitoring and evaluation

Chad is a continental country covering 1,284,000 km2. Its climate is Sahelian and temperatures can reach around 45 ° C in the dry season. In the cooler rainy season, many roads are impassable and flooding is frequent. This causes many health and supply problems to the population, including in the capital, Ndjamena. Because of widespread poverty and weak infrastructure and community facilities in the country, leisure is somewhat reduced, Chad is a complex operation in terms of security, environment and logistical context. The environment is characterized by unforeseen trends related to these factors. The risk of common criminality - fuelled by poverty, social unrest and high levels of unemployment continues to be one of the main threats to the physical integrity of UNHCR staff. UNHCR staff are always reminded the need to strictly respect all norms of security. The type of accommodation is Residential. Rest and Recuperation cycle: 8 weeks. In Farcahana, UN international staff members live UNHCR guest house. Other international staff members from UN agencies and INGOs are living in Farchana. The main regional town near Farchana is Abeche which is 110 kms far from Farchana. There are a regional airport in Abeche town which is also used by UNHAS airplanes three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and friday weekly rotations).

Added 9 months ago - Updated 2 months ago - Source: unv.org