UNOCHA - Humanitarian Programme Associate

Location : Gaziantep, TURKEY
Application Deadline :28-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :3d 23h 50m
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :GS-7
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :one year with possible extension

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


This post is in the Syria Cross-border Humanitarian Fund for Syria Emergency Response, Humanitarian Financing Unit (HFU) of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Turkey. The post is based in Gaziantep, with possible travel to field locations such as Antakya, Kilis. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Pooled Fund Manager for the HFU and works closely with the various sections of the HFU, as well as the Coordination, and the Information Management Units of UNOCHA Turkey.

Under the overall supervision of the OCHA Head of the Humanitarian Financing Unit and under the day-to-day guidance of the Deputy Pooled Fund Manager/Head of Programmes, the Programme Associate is expected to perform the following tasks:

Please note that applicants applying for UNOCHA Local Fixed Term positions must be a Turkish Citizen.

Only candidates holding Turkish Nationality and who meet the recruitment qualifications in terms of education, experience, and language skills as advertised through the Job Description, should apply online and submit one application through a letter of interest accompanied by an informative but concise CV in English indicating the reference code of the post and UN Personal History Form (P11).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Visit for additional information on UNOCHA.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the day-to-day work of the HFU through supporting the humanitarian programming cycle, particularly coordinating with implementing partners and stakeholders to ensure actions are in line with the Fund’s Operational Manual (CBPFs Global Guidelines).
  • Assist in the management of the allocation process through supporting the strategic and technical review process of project proposals during allocations.
  • Liaise and maintain regular communication with relevant clusters to ensure alignment of priorities between the HFU and clusters.
  • Conduct programmatic spot-check of projects to monitor implementation, ensuring that implementation is in line with the project proposal and the grant agreement.
  • Engage with implementing partners on monitoring reports and ensure findings and results of the monitoring visits are shared in a timely manner; ensure that the reports and recommendations/follow up action points are uploaded on the appropriate Grant Management System (GMS) monitoring module.
  • Follow up with partners to ensure timely submission of narrative reports and where needed, provide programmatic guidance on implementation and reporting to ensure accuracy and compliance with CBPF guidelines.
  • Assist in the systematic documenting of readily available electronic and physical files for all projects funded by the HFU, as well as other key documentation and correspondence related with the operation of the Fund.
  • Follows up closely with implementing partners to produce key products including regular updates and communication products.
  • Perform other duties as required by the Unit.





Analyzes complex technical materials (including data) and makes concise, relevant recommendations


Level 3: Adapts deliverables to meet client needs


Proactively identifies new opportunities and challenges


Level 3: Proactively seeks and recognizes contributions of others

People Management

Takes ownership of responsibilities


Level 3: Appropriately involves team in different stages of work and decision-making


Understands, explains and shares information on assigned tasks with accuracy and clarity


Level 3: Expresses information and views with adaptive reasoning and appreciation for complexity and variation


Meets goals and timelines for delivery of products or services


Level 3: Takes responsibility for addressing critical situations and delivering core value



Collaboration and Partnership

Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.  Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP

Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

Trust Fund Management

Knowledge of managing trust funds including contributions, allocations, delivery analysis, projections, and senior management advisory on emerging financial mechanisms.

Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

Community Management

Ability to maintain a community on assigned thematic areas

Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

Team Building  

Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goals

Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in social scienced, development studies, administration management or related studies


  • 4 years of relevant experience in areas of project management, implementation, and monitoring is required
  • Knowledge and/or experience in WASH programming or related field is desirable
  • Experience working in humanitarian settings or in delivery of humanitarian assistance is desirable
  • Experience with the United Nations is desirable

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English and Turkish are required
  • Working knowledge of other UN language desirable

Other skills:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and
  • Demonstrating agility and resourcefulness in resolving issues as they occur 
  • Ability to work with multi-cultural teams, as a team player and facilitating teamwork
  • Commitment to safeguarding ethics and integrity
  • Ability to manage relationships and communicate with diverse partners

“ A letter of interest, a UN Personal History Form (P11) in filled in English, and a CV must be attached as one document to the application.”

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UNDP Personal History Form (P11) 
  • Merge your UNDP Personal History Form (P11), CV and Motivation Letter into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that;

  • human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
  • any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is create;
  • necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.

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