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UN Programme Assistant Job Opportunities - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:        Programme Assistant
Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: IOM Programme Coordinator

About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the overall implementation of the Spotlight Initiative programme and ensure delivery of counter trafficking activities;
  • Pro-actively contribute to day-to-day implementation of the Spotlight Initiative programme and ensure conformity to expected results and programme work-plans;
  • Provide support to programme team in the implementation of their tasks for the achievement of programme results (process payments, communication, procurements, contracts, agenda, etc.);
  • Maintain records on all programme personnel/consultants and their respective status (contracts, ToRs, time and attendance – if appropriate, etc.) in accordance with accepted policies and procedures;
  • Make pertinent logistical arrangements for the prompt and effective implementation of programme activities;
  • Take records of programme related meetings;
  • Assume overall responsibility for administrative matters of a more general nature, such as registry and maintenance of programme files and records;
  • Arrange external and internal meetings (including the meetings of the Programme Board, Technical level, as well as other relevant meetings, etc.).
  • Ensure proper recording of cost recovery of non-core funded projects
  • Coordinate with relevant Government counterparts on the delivery of cross border counter trafficking activities;
  • Act as the focal person for the Spotlight Initiative Programme and participate in relevant coordination meetings;
  • Support and work directly with implementing partners in the delivery of livelihood support activities;
  • Assist in designing and dissemination of public information on TIP;
  • Conduct monitoring of implementing partners’ activities and provide regular written reports;
  • Provide logistical support in organizing and coordinating workshops, meetings, and training in relation to the programme activities;
  • Update reporting and monitoring tools to keep track of programme activities and ensure that all relevant documentation is produced and made available upon request;
  • Ensure liaison between the IOM DTM team and the FMP enumerators and provide further support as needed;
  • Perform any other day to day duties as may be required from time to time in the programme unit to ensure conformity to expected result.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Programme Assistant job placement should hold Secondary Education preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences, Business Administration, International Relations or other relevant field would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
  • Five years of relevant experience is required in the field of protection and or counter trafficking;
  • Strong understanding and experience implementing projects in the field of migration
  • Proficient in computer software: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Words, Excel and Internet Explorer)

Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Displays string attitude of client orientation
  • Exerts strict adherence to corporate rules, regulations and procedures. 
  • Familiarity with the internal control framework and results-based management tools is an added advantage.
Functional Competencies:
  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Encourages office staff to share knowledge and contribute to UNDP Practice Areas
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks, including support to design, planning and implementation of programme, managing data and reporting.
  • Ability to extract, interpret and analyze data and resolve programme and financial related problems
  • Good knowledge of Results Management Guide, financial rules and regulations, accounting and good knowledge of Atlas
  • Proven ability to problem-solve, and think creatively to develop and implement smart business solutions in a challenging socio-economic environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential part of the job.
  • Leadership and Self-Management
  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Exerts strict adherence to corporate rules, regulations and procedures. 
  • Familiarity with the internal control framework and results-based management tools is a must.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

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How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.

Deadline: 14th November 2019

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