Associate Programme Officer

UNOPS, Awdal, Somalia
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Job Summary

Job Description

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer and working closely with the Programme Managers, the Associate Programme Officer's functional responsibilities include:

  • Prepare draft budgets, project proposals for new projects and extensions of oNGOing projects to the Government of Japan as required by the Programme Managers;
  • Draft Programme Quarterly and Annual reports for the Government of Japan;
  • Prepare case studies and media briefs to profile Government as needed and requested;
  • Prepare donor reports, including ad-hoc reports as required;
  • Prepare periodic substantive reports for implementing partners against donor contributions, projects and activities;
  • Prepare periodic financial reports to local authorities as required;
  • Provide logistical and substantive support for donor visits and other delegations;
  • Assist the Programme Managers and Programme Officer during donor visits, visits to embassies and presentations and visits to/by Mine Action stakeholders in country;
  • Liaise with UN partner agencies and donors in mine action in obtaining up to date information on potential funding and projects;
  • Attend inter-agency meetings and assist on any programme issues;
  • Provide programme information to partner agencies, non-governmental organizations and contractors and UN agencies;
  • Maintain documentation of decisions and actions taken on programme issues;
  • Actively engage in developing public information materials and public information initiatives and maintain close working relationships with UN partner agencies on public information activities;
  • Any other duties as requested and tasked by the Programme Managers or Programme Officer.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Project Management, Social Sciences or related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; OR

  • A First-level University degree (Bachelor's Degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Project Management, Social Sciences or related field with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.


  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in programme management, project management or business administration;

  • Experience in donor reporting and preparing project proposals is required;

  • Computer literacy is required.


  • Fluency in English ( reading, writing and speaking ) is required;

  • Fluency in Japanese ( reading, writing and speaking ) is desired;

  • Knowledge of another UN official language is desired.