Entry Level Programme Assistant UN Jobs – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)



Job Title:    Programme Assistant (Fresher
UN Job Opportunities)

Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

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:  Under the direct supervision of the Public
Information Officer, the Programme Assistant will undertake the following tasks
to achieve the following key results:

Communications Support

in regularly updating the OHCHR in Uganda website, Facebook and Twitter
accounts, and with relevant content and quality photographs and others visuals.

in developing and implementing coordinated, innovative social media strategies
and campaigns involving multiple UN Agencies and key partners.

Technical Support

in the conduct of communications and information needs assessments for OHCHR,
UN joint programming and initiatives, and make proposals to effectively
integrate public information and programmes.

the development/production of information and communications instruments and
materials for awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and
press releases in coordination with the supervisor.

OHCHR publication activities, such as drafting articles, content management,
norms for publishing, design, maintenance of regular contact with printers and
other suppliers to ensure quality production.

and disseminates information and communication materials for launching
initiatives and publications.

Coordination and Programmes Support

coordination of OHCHR’s work to support and link with program staff in the
field as well as at the Head Office in Kampala, particularly linked to the
involvement and participation of key partners in the planning, and
commemoration of international human rights days.

the organization of public information campaigns on UN in Uganda joint
activities and popularizing the OHCHR mandate in Uganda.

OHCHR liaison with the UNCG in Uganda to ensure effective coordination of the
implementation of the Delivering As One Communication (DAO) Strategy.

with the Programme staff teams to collate and document evidence to support
OHCHR activities.

in monitoring and reporting on implementation of the UNDAF Advocacy and
Communications Strategy.

Knowledge and Information Management

in identifying and synthesizing best practices and lessons learned directly
linked to OHCHR mandate, partnerships and Outcomes/Results.

to knowledge networks and communities of practice including OHCHR global
communications repositories and the UN in Uganda Knowledge Management System.


Key Results/Expected Output:

strengthening of the public information and communications efforts of OHCHR,
linked to, particularly the UN Communications Group (UNCG).

strengthening of coherent ‘Communicating as One’ by all UN Agencies, funds and
programmes in Uganda.

visibility of OHCHR and partnership in Uganda.

on-line presence of OHCHR in Uganda.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Programme
Assistant job should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Public
Relations or related field would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

At least
three years’ experience in communications or managing public information events
and campaigns; especially working with websites, social media particularly
Facebook and Twitter, is desirable.

ability to take high quality resolution photographs for social media, websites
and other publications.



 Knowledge of internal policies, processes and
procedures generally and in particular those related to programme/project
administration, implementation and evaluation, technical cooperation,
programming and budgeting. Understanding of the functions and organization of
the work unit and of the organizational structure and respective roles of
related units.  Ability to work well with
figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources.
Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments
given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional
competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in
meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by
professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with
difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes
responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal
participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly
interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to
clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors
language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in
sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork:  Works
collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input
by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from
others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance
with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect
own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint
responsibility for team shortcomings.

& Organizing:
  Develops clear goals that are consistent with
agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts
priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for
completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and
honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within
prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with
organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight
and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal
responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where

Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or
services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client
needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated
risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in
new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or
traditional approaches.

Considers all
those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things
from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships
with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and
matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and
outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for
delivery of products or services to client.

to Continuous Learning:
abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to
develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of
colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks
feedback to learn and improve.

Keeps abreast of
available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to
the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate
tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.


How to Apply:

All Interested
candidates who wish to join the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 25th March 2021


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