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Senior Programme Associate

Job Category:
Support Staff
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Livelihood Recovery Programme for Earthquake Affected Areas of NWFP and AJK
Posted On:
18 December, 2006
Last Date to apply:
01 January, 2007
Experience in years
2 to 4

5 to 7 years of proven work experience of working on community development projects.


An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale earthquake devastated, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and northern parts of the NWFP Province. Immediate relief phase for the most affected population of NWFP & AJK has been successfully been completed.

UNDP has prepared an Early Recovery Framework (ERF) in accordance with the strategy established by the UN in November 2005. The ERF incorporates and builds upon the project submitted in the South Asia Earthquake Flash Appeal, and is designed to meet the needs identified by the Early Recovery Framework and Action Plan. Community Based Livelihoods Recovery Programme for earthquake affected areas of NWFP and AJK is a component of the ERF. The project aims to support immediate and mid-term livelihood recovery of the vulnerable populations in the earthquake affected areas in AJK and NWFP, directly supporting the ERF. This is envisaged to be achieved through reviving the capacity of the concerned line departments, NGOs and CBOs for restoring livelihood of the affected earthquake vulnerable groups by improving agricultural production, rehabilitating critical minor infrastructure, MED, vocational skill training and preventing environmental degradation.

Under the overall supervision of National Project Coordinator, the Senior Programme Associate would perform the following tasks.

Provide assistance in ensuring timely and cost effective mobilization of UNDP inputs to produce result-oriented outputs by reviewing project work plans, monitoring progress and finding ways and means for improving project management strategy.

Initiate and maintain close contact with Government Officials and other development partners to ensure smooth implementation of the project.

Provide support in recruitment of project staff, draft Terms of Reference and undertake follow-up activities in recruitment and selection of appropriate candidates.

Coordinate with the office staff for timely mobilization of UNDP Country Office Support Services and work effectively to resolve implementation bottlenecks.
Draft correspondence, compile and organize documents. Receive and review requests from project field offices regarding procurements, subcontracts and quarterly advances.

Ensure completion of all necessary documentation before submission to donor, generate, monitor and check financial reports.
Support carrying out routine budget revisions in consultation with Crises Prevention & Recovery Unit.
Maintain a good filing system, electronic or otherwise, of the programme.
Compile and disseminate information/ documents on project activities as required by National Project Coordinator, Programme Officer or Unit Chief.
Provide all logistical support for meetings, seminars, workshops and missions.
Data entry of budget figures in ATLAS, revision of project award and project status.

Presentation of information for internal and external audit of DEX projects.
Preparation of non-PO vouchers for Livelihood projects.
Creation of requisitions in Atlas for Livelihood projects, register of goods receipt in ATLAS.

Making budget check for requisitions, POs and vouchers
Monthly field visits towards project offices for provision of feedback for financial and progress reports

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesUniversity DegreeBachelors Degree (2-3 Years)University degree

Must Title Level Description
YesIT Skills Excellent  Excellent IT Skills are required
YesInterpersonal Excellent  Excellent communication and interactional skills;
YesLanguage Excellent  Good writing and language skills in English