Job Description

DEADLINE FOR THIS VACANCY IS EXTENDED TO- 3 September 2018 (5 pm Bangkok time)

Duration: 364 days (Temporary Appointment)

The position:

The Programme Assistant will work with operations, programme and technical staff to provide operational, programmatic and financial support to the Regional Office. The main areas of responsibility for the Programme Assistant will be administrative, financial, logistical and secretarial work within UNFPA Office. They will take a proactive and solutions focused approach to applying the rules, procedures and guidelines, providing vital support to donor-funded projects implemented by the Regional Office.  The Programme Assistant will report directly to the Humanitarian Adviser.

Job Purpose:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

In recent years UNFPA’s Asia Pacific Regional Office has successfully mobilized resources from Australia to implement regional initiatives on strengthening humanitarian preparedness and violence against women data, and is looking for a proactive and solutions-focused Programme Assistant to provide back-office support to ensure the annual workplans for these initiatives are successfully realized. 

The Programme Assistant will plan and manage operational requirements to facilitate effective programme delivery. 


Qualifications and Experience


Completed Secondary Level Education required. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field desirable. 

Knowledge and Experience: 

• 5 years of relevant experience in administration, finance or office management.   

• Familiarity of UNFPA system, rules and procedures is an advantage

• Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT financial systems. 

• Familiarity of PeopleSoft/ATLAS application is an advantage.


Fluency in English is required.