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Programme Assistant - Sustainable Livelihoods

Job Category:
Community & Social Services
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
18 December, 2003
Last Date to apply:
31 December, 2003
Experience in years
2 to 4

Context: The Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) Programme is one of the four main programmes of UNDP along with governance, gender and environment. The SL Programme is aimed at addressing poverty eradication in the context of poverty and environment nexus. The SL Unit dedicates its efforts to poverty alleviation by providing people access to facilities and opportunities that they can use to improve quality of their lives and their livelihoods in a sustained manner. The programme contains within its fold interventions in poverty monitoring, support for poverty related policy and advocacy, natural resource management, microcredit, micro enterprise development, ICT for development and strengthening national response to HIV/AIDS. Scope of the Position Under the overall supervision of Assistant Resident Representative/ Sustainable Livelihoods (ARR/SL), the Programme Assistant would perform the following tasks. Generate, monitor and check financial reports. Verify availability of funds for project activities. Carry out routine budget revisions in consultation with a Programme Officer. Maintain a good filing system, electronic or otherwise, of the Unit. Receive and review requests from projects regarding procurements, personnel, subcontracts and quarterly advances. Ensure compleition of all necessary documentation before submission to PO/ARR. Draft correspondence and respond to information requests relating to general work of SL Unit. Draft presentations and other statistical charts using latest presentation softwares. Compile and disseminate information/ documents on programme activities as required by Unit Chief. Provide all logistical support for meetings, seminars, workshops and missions Three years experience in a similar position

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesGraduateBachelors Degree (2-3 Years)Bachelors degree

Must Title Level Description
YesComputers Excellent  High degree of computer literacy with hands on experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. Exposure to an ERP such as SAP, Oracle or Peoplesoft would be a distinct advantage.
YesLanguage & Communications Excellent  Excellent English language skills Team player to work in a multi disciplinary and multi cultural environment