Job Description


Position Summary:

The Programme Assistant is part of a team, which provides integrated programme and technical support within a systems strengthening approach fundamental to UNFPA’s overall strategy.  The Programme Assistant also works in close collaboration with the International Operations Manager (IOM) and his/her team to ensure timely support to RO on operational matters.
The Programme Assistant provides programme, administrative and financial support to the programme and technical team, especially to advice and support to the management of the regional programme.  The Assistant also provides some data and research assistance.
The Programme Assistant works with and provides support the members of the Technical and Programme Team in the RO, as well as the team under the IOM; staff in the country offices, other programme assistants and officers at Headquarters, Sub-regional Offices and Country Offices as well as all staff within the Regional Office. Contacts with staff and other personnel promote achievement of common goals and shared objectives and demonstrate personal commitment to UNFPA’s mandate and organizational vision.
Both internal and external contacts include exchange of information on broader aspects of the work area which may include providing clarification of non-routine matters involving some technical input.


Qualifications and Experience

Completed Secondary Level Education required. First level university degree desirable.
Knowledge and Experience: 
5 years previous relevant experience working in private or public sector, including some experience in research assistance, project/programme implementation support;
Previous experience in the UN is an advantage
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
Computer literacy - Word, Excel, Power-point, etc.;
Good knowledge of Atlas / Peoplesoft or other ERP system;
Good writing and communication 

Languages: Fluency in English or French or Spanish or Arabic or Russian is required, depending on the location of the post. Working knowledge of English is required.