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Programme Assistant - CPRU

Job Category:
General Service
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
13 July, 2006
Last Date to apply:
27 July, 2006
Experience in years
2 to 4

3 to 5 years of relevant administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.


The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit of UNDP is mandated with the task of providing support to the UN System in case of disasters and humanitarian crises by coordinating the efforts of the sister agencies involved in provision of humanitarian relief and assisting in recovery and rehabilitation of the affected areas in the aftermath of major disasters. The unit is also responsible for integrating disaster management in the development process by factoring a comprehensive, multi-hazard approach to disaster risk reduction into policies, planning and programming related to sustainable development, relief, rehabilitation, and recovery activities. The CPR Unit is currently managing a diverse portfolio of relief, recovery projects in response to the October, 2005 earthquake.

The Programme Assistant works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project staff in the CO and UNDP HQ as required to exchange information and support programme delivery. Main responsibilities:

*Supports formulation of programme strategies and the Country Programme Action Plan focusing on achievement of the following results:

Collection, analysis and presentation of information for identification of areas for support and programme formulation/ implementation. 

*Provides effective support to management of the CO programme focusing on the achievement of the following results:

Creation of projects in Atlas, preparation of budget revisions, revision of project award and project status, determination of unutilized funds, operational and financial closure of a project.

Presentation of information for audit of NEX/DEX projects.

*Provides administrative support to the Programme  Unit focusing on achievement of  the following  results:

Preparation of non-PO vouchers for development projects.

Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system including timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers.

Creation of requisitions in Atlas for development projects, register of goods receipt in Atlas.

Making budget check for requisitions, POs and vouchers.

*Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:

Participation in the trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.

Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

(Qualified Women are particularly encouraged to apply)

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesB.A/B.Sc/B.Com Bachelors Degree (2-3 Years)

Must Title Level Description
YesMisc Excellent  Solid analytical and problem solving skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills. A high level of motivation, initiative, dedication, intuition an attention to details. Flexibility in the face of changing conditions and ability to manage several tasks simultaneously. Computer literacy with proficiency in modern computer software especially word-processing.