UN Admin Jobs – Executive Associate to Resident Representative – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:  Executive Associate to Resident Representative (UN Admin Jobs)

Organisation: 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.


Job Summary:  Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Resident Representative (RR), the Executive Associate provides support to the effective and efficient functioning of the office of the Resident Representative (RR) and ensures full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made.


The Executive Associate works in close collaboration with programme and operations teams, UN Agencies and national authorities and partners to ensure efficient flow of information, actions on instructions and agendas.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Supports effective and efficient functioning of the RR Office focusing on achievement of the following results.

  • Ensures an environment of professionalism and teamwork at all times and sets exemplary standards of conduct for the office team;
  • Manages RR’s missions and representation schedule;
  • Provides visa, accreditation and registration support to the RR, their visitors, other international staff when necessary;
  • Organizes meetings; appointments and briefings of RR; coordinates the preparation and drafts as required briefing notes and talking points for the meetings and events in advance of the meeting;
  • Screens all incoming communications, drafts and filters outgoing correspondence for supervisor’s signature, clearance and further action by other staff;
  • Ensures adherence to appropriate protocol and correspondence guidelines by the office team when communicating with the Government and other external partners;
  • Updates the parties concerned on officer-in charge arrangements or ad-interim arrangements during RR absences upon securing RR clearances.

Provide effective communications support to the office to facilitate essential flow of information.

  • Maintain paper and electronic filing systems to ensure safekeeping of confidential materials and accessibility of documents;
  • Coordinate information flow in the office, and follow up on circulation files;
  • Facilitate information sharing between the RR’s Office, UN Country Team, and the UN Coordination Unit;
  • Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, and actions taken; and coordinate the collection and submission of reports to the RR;
  • Screen all incoming calls and correspondence;
  • Provide advice to senior officials on national protocols and UN related procedures.

Facilitate knowledge building and management in the Country Office.

  • Provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Organize specialized training for secretarial and/or support staff;
  • Organize training for UN staff on coordination, administration and protocol issues.
  • The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Executive Associate to Resident Representative job should have completed Secondary Education is required with specialized secretarial training.
  • A university degree in Social Sciences, Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance or equivalent will be given due consideration, but is not a requirement.
  • Minimum of 7 years (with high school diploma) or 4 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant progressively responsible secretarial, administrative, and/or programme experience is required at the national and international level.
  • Experience in the use of computers, office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), and in handling web-based management systems such as ERP.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in the UN language of the duty station is required
  • Fluency in the national language of the duty station is required for local staff




  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking.
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning.
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process.
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously.
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Documents and records management:

  • Overall document (hard or electronic) management; registry and retention policy including storing and archiving.
  • Events management (including retreats, trainings and meetings):
  • Ability to manage events, including venue identification, accommodation, logistics, catering, transportation, and cash disbursements, etc.


  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience
  • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.

Customer Satisfaction/Client Management:

  • Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers’ needs.
  • Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy.
  • Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests.
  • Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.

Knowledge Generation:

  • Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 31st May 2024


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Date Posted 2024-05-26T09:42
Valid Through 2024-06-01T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization UNDP Uganda
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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