Senior Programme Assessment and Analysis Officer, P3

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Kenya
Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 11 May 2021

Duties and Qualifications

Senior Programme Assessment and Analysis Officer
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Senior Programme Assessment and Analysis Officer may work in a field operation or as part of a Regional Bureau or in a division. The incumbent typically reports to the Assistant or Deputy Representative or the Representative or the Senior Programme Coordinator of the Bureau or other senior staff.

The role of the Senior Programme Assessment and Analysis Officer is to ensure that assessment informs programme design and resource allocation, and that it is always conducted in a participatory manner in line with the Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) and the accountability to Affected Populations (APP).

S/he will provide advice and guidance to ensure that the results of an assessment, both findings and the consequent programming decisions are fed back to the population of concern.
The incumbent will have contact with a wide variety of internal and external audiences ranging from staff in the region and staff from other UN and regional organizations with the overall objective of staying abreast of assessment findings and programmatic approaches. Also, the incumbent must ensure a close collaboration and involvement of the relevant technical specialists.

S/he will coordinate with the other sections/units within the Bureau and/or offices across the country/region to ensure harmonized Assessment & Analysis approaches at all levels and throughout the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle. S/he will work in line with the overall UNHCR directions which crucially require working with partners, including with persons of concern, governmental institutions and the private sector, ensuring that programme management overall is approached as per UNHCR¿s Strategic Directions, Global Strategic Priorities (GSPs), Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), corporate positions on SDGs.

The incumbent is expected to work in line with the multi-functional team (MFT) approach as defined within the Program Manual, ensuring the participation of relevant stakeholders in all phases of the Program Management Cycle.
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.


  • Ensure that assessment informs programme design and resource allocation, and that it is always conducted in a participatory manner in line with the Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD, accountability to Affected Populations (APP) and protection principles, including data protection.
  • Ensure that a situational analysis is undertaken to inform multi-year and annual planning, including stakeholder analysis, context analysis, assessments of needs, risks and capacities of persons of concern and host communities.
  • Coordinate the identification of critical assessment and analysis needs in support of UNHCRs advocacy objectives and operational priorities.
  • Coordinate the assessment and analysis plan, in close cooperation with IM staff ensuring consistency, efficiency and effectiveness of assessments, balance assessment needs against available technical resources, and identify gaps, overlaps and assessment fatigue.
  • Coordinate the application and coherence of analytical frameworks, including legal and socio-economic dimensions to guide analytical processes and deliverables, in close cooperation with IM staff.
  • Ensure the utility assessments for programming and the use of assessment information in planning and programming and advise on streamlining processes on assessments and analysis.
  • Ensure that assessment and analysis findings systematically inform planning and monitoring processes as well other relevant decision-making bodies in a timely manner.
  • Work with Information Management staff to ensure that assessments and analysis are adequately planned and resourced, harmonized, and conducted in line with UNCHRs principles.
  • Work with Information Management, Registration and other data staff on development of severity models, population estimates and profiles, needs analysis, secondary data reviews, vulnerability and targeting models. Coordinate the development and implementation of targeting approaches and models, in cooperation with other relevant functions.
  • Work with relevant colleagues in communicating assessment and analysis findings to maximise utility of assessment and analysis results.
  • Where relevant lead assessments exercise and support all assessments through the MFT approach, stay abreast of the results of all assessments to ensure their linking with program design.
  • Collaborate with relevant partners, incl. inter-agency on joint assessments, UN country analysis and scan assessment and analysis environment to create synergies with other assessments and avoid assessment gaps.
  • Coordinate the strengthening of capacities on assessment and analysis and identify good practices and lessons learned.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    Education & Professional Work Experience
    Years of Experience / Degree Level
    For P4/NOD - 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
  • Field(s) of Education
    Economics, Political Science, Social Sciences,
    or other relevant field.
    (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk are essential)
  • *Certificates and/or Licenses
    Programme Management;
    (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Relevant Job Experience
    Demonstrated experience in coordinating assessments, analysing assessment results, sound knowledge of the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle, knowledge and experience on Results Based-Management, demonstrated experience in field operations, sound knowledge on the centrality of protection in programming, enhanced knowledge on Joint Needs Assessments and the principles of targeting.
  • Desirable:
    Demonstrated experience in coordination within an inter-agency context and other actors, in a refugee or humanitarian context. Solid experience in training and capacity building activities.
  • Functional Skills
    PG-Needs Assessment and Response Analysis
    PG-Feasibility Study
    PG-programming in the field
    PG-Results-Based Management
    PG-Programme Analysis
    PG-Experience with coordinating with Implementing Partners (Governmt/INGO/NGO/Corporate)
    Communication skills
    (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
  • Language Requirements
    For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to apply on the UNHCR career page at - by clicking on the Vacancies tab and entering job ID 26630.

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

Closing Date

Please note that the closing date is Tuesday 11 May 2021 (mid-night Geneva time).

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