Vacancy Notice No. HONNO-007
Title of Post: Senior Programme Assistant
Category/Grade: Equivalent to G5
Location: Honduras, Tegucigalpa
Type of Contract: LICA UNOPS
Date of Issue: 15 May 2020
Effective date of Assignment: 23 June 2020
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is the UN Agency dedicated to protect the rights and seek durable solutions for refugees worldwide. UNHCR is in the field in over 125 countries. The National Office in Honduras opened in 2015 in order to strengthen UNHCR’s protection work in the region as part of the UNHCR’s Regional Protection and Solutions Strategy for the countries in the North of Central America (NCA).
Honduras is characterized by a situation of internal displacement due to high levels of violence, a protection and assistance challenge. The operation grew significantly in the last three years, but challenges and areas of intervention have increased as well. As of 2020 Honduras is a full stand-alone Representation. This has brought additional responsibilities in terms of operational capacity. Currently there are 35 staff members including both the Office in Tegucigalpa and the Field Office in San Pedro Sula, but the operation will increase to 68 staff members with additional Field Units (Choluteca and Ocotepeque). For 2020, 18 Project Partnership Agreements have been agreed.
Purpose and Scope
The UNOPS Senior Programme Assistant supports all administrative activities pertaining to partnership management, financial and performance monitoring and coordination for direct implementation activities. The incumbent is supervised by the Programme Officer and receives regular guidance and instructions from the supervisor on successive steps.
The incumbent is expected to have contacts within the organization and outside the duty station, as well as with partners and other stakeholders to collect information, monitor programme activities and implement administrative requirements. The duty of the incumbent is to support and monitor the administrative and financial activities assigned to him/her.
UNHCR Manual/Programme Chapter, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the Senior Programme Associate.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.
Monitoring and Progress Control
Performance indicators and reports:
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org
Submission of Applications:
If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation, signed Personal History Form by e-mail clearly stating the position title, vacancy notice number and your Last Name in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date 21 May 2020
The Personal History Form and its supplementary sheet https://www.unhcr.org/how-to-apply.html?query=personal%20history%20form
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. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
 Completed and relevant university education can count as maximum 50% of the required years of work experience.