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Programme Assistant - Sustainable Livelihoods

Job Category:
Sustainable Livilihood
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
02 June, 2004
Last Date to apply:
12 June, 2004
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. Draft correspondence, analyse documents and prepare briefs for the consideration of higher management. Excellent writing skills will be the primary criteria of selection. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Receive and review requests from projects regarding procurements, personnel, subcontracts and quarterly advances. Ensure compleition of all necessary documentation before submission to PO/ARR. Generate, monitor and check financial reports. Carry out routine budget revisions in consultation with a Programme Officer. Maintain a good filing system, electronic or otherwise, of the Unit. Compile and disseminate information/ documents on programme activities as required by Unit Chief.Provide all logistical support for meetings, seminars, workshops and missions 3 5 years experience in programme development and office management.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMasters Masters DegreeMasters in Social/Agricultural Sciences.

Must Title Level Description
YesComputers Excellent  High degree of computer literacy with hands on experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.
YesLanguage Excellent  Excellent English language skills, composition and presentation.