Project Control Associates at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Representation Office in Nigeria invites application from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position whose particulars are given below:

Job Title: Project Control Associate, G-6

Job ID: Vacancy Notice No: 2017/VA/006


  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nigeria wishes to engage the services of a Project Control Associate in its Abuja Office on a temporary basis.
  • Under the supervision of the Project Control Officer, the Project Control Associate will assist with programme management and provide support for oversight of projects including the formulation of a monitoring plan, quality assurance, and verification.
  • S/he will also assist with the reviewing of project agreements, project auditing, monitoring for synchrony between financial and operational performance, participate in multi-functional monitoring activities and reviews, tracking project risk management, and supporting project closure.
  • Conduct Financial verifications of the Partner Financial Reports (PFR)
  • Contribute to reviewing the internal control systems of implementing partners.
  • Contribute to reviewing that PFR agreements are in conformity with Country Operation Plans and UNHCR’s rules, policies and procedures.
  • Monitor that a complete record is maintained for all projects.
  • Escalate PFR issues to supervisors.
  • Contact implementing partners for project related matters.
  • Contribute to reviewing, analyzing and verifying Financial and Performance Implementing Partner Reports (Part I-IPFR and Part II-IPR), and to checking accuracy and consistency between IPFR and IPR, in accordance with project agreements.
  • Ensure that the funds obligated under a PFR agreement permit the payment of the next installment or a disbursement, confirming the status of installments already paid.
  • Support timely project closure in coordination with the programme unit.
  • Bring to the attention of supervisors and programme officers any significant variances at the office level in: budget execution, percentage of project execution, time schedule, and quality of projects against specifications or terms and conditions.
  • Maintain professional relationships with implementing partners.
  • Keep up-to-date with all UNHCR rules, regulations and procedures necessary to perform these duties.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Secondary education, together with training/certificate in Accounting, Auditing, Business Administration, Finance, Project Management or related field (candidates with a university degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or ACCA will be preferred)
  • Minimum 6 years of previous job experience in the field of accounting/finance, auditing, project management, business analysis, quality assurance and/or risk management.
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language
  • Excellent knowledge of English.
  • Good knowledge of United Nations financial rules and procedures.
  • Good understanding of accrual accounting (such as IPSAS or IFRS).
  • Working experience with ERP financial modules (such as PeopleSoft, Oracle or SAP).
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language

Location: Abuja

Closing Date
27th March, 2017.

How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should send their application/letter of motivation, resume and fully completed and signed UN Personal History Form (P11) and send via email to: quoting in the subject line the above vacancy notice number and title of the position.

Click here to download P11 Form (Doc)


  • There is no need to send other certificates with the application at this stage
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
  • Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.


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