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Programme & Admin Associate (NEX-SC)

Job Category:
Programme Associates
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
National Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management
Posted On:
06 December, 2007
Last Date to apply:
19 December, 2007
Experience in years
2 to 4

3 years of proven work experience of working in community development projects. Experience of working with government officials, NGOs, INGOs and other relevant stakeholders; Experience of working with UN agencies, preferred; Excellent IT, Communication skills, Good writing and language skills in English.


The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit (CPRU) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the Government of Pakistan in establishing policy, legal and institutional arrangements for disaster risk reduction. The purpose of UNDP support is to develop and strengthen capacities of the Government of Pakistan at national, provincial and local levels to adopt strategies for reducing threat of disasters and minimizing the impact of disaster events upon communities.
The Government of Pakistan has established policy and institutional mechanisms at national, provincial and district levels. The President of Pakistan issued a National Disaster Management Ordinance on 21st of December 2006. Under the Ordinance a National Disaster Management Commission (NDMA) and a National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has been established. The National Commission has notified to the provincial, regional and state governments to establish Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs) and District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMAs) respectively.
In order to develop capacities of the newly established national provincial and district authorities, the UNDP is working closely with the National Disaster Management Authority. A ProDoc has been singed with the Government of Pakistan to support implementation of the National Disaster Risk Management Framework (NDRMF).
The NDMA, with technical assistance from UNDP, has initiated the capacity building process of disaster management authorities at the national, provincial and district level. For this particular purpose, a number of activities have been planned to be undertaken initially during a 5-year programme.
The services of the Programme & Admin Associate are required to support the Disaster Risk Reduction programme. He/she will assist the National Project Manager and Programme Officer in achieving the overall programme objective through timely completion of planned activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Be responsible for all the administrative/programme related functions of the project including all recruitment and personal matters under the supervision of the DRR Advisor.
  • Provide assistance to DRR Advisor and Programme Officer (PO) in mobilization of resources;
  • Assist (DRRA) in preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports, statement of expenditure, quarterly advances;
  • Provide support by developing, reviewing project work plans and monitoring progress;
  • Maintain contact with Government Officials and other stakeholders for the smooth implementation of the project;
  • Assist DRRA to formulate the project strategies.
  • Correspondence and organize documents, receive and review requests from project field offices regarding procurements.
  • Routine field visit to project office/sites to monitor on going project activities;

Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

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