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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Functional Competencies:
  • Knowledge Management and
  • Shares knowledge and
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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