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Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Sustainable Land Management Project (SLMP)
Posted On:
28 January, 2008
Last Date to apply:
09 February, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4

The position requires at least 3 years experience in secretarial and reception services. Experience in handling phone calls and complete command on software packages (MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint) as well as in handling web based management systems. Proficiency in written and spoken English will be the prerequisite.


Ministry of Environment is launching the first phase of a UNDP-GEF & GoP funded project on “Sustainable Land Management to combat Desertification in Pakistan”. The overall goal of the project is to combat land degradation and desertification in Pakistan in order to protect and restore ecosystems and essential ecosystem services that are key to reducing poverty. The main objectives are to strengthen institutional capacity, create an enabling environment, and demonstrate good practices – all in an effort to help remove key barriers to Sustainable Land Management (SLM).
Scope of  Work
The Receptionist will be responsible in managing telephone exchange and provide administrative and logistical support to the National Coordination Unit (NCU) team of the SLMP in running day to day operations of the NCU. The receptionist will directly report to the Admin and Finance Officer with additional reporting line to the National Project Coordinator. He/she will work in close collaboration of other team members.
The terms of reference for the position include the following:
-        As receptionist, monitor all incoming visitors to the office, facilitate them to the information on the Project, and direct them to the staff concerned.
-        Operate and manage telephone exchange in accordance with appropriate protocol, including receiving incoming calls and directing to relevant person. 
-        Making appointments and travel arrangement for project staff.
-        Carrying out typing works including reports, memo, general correspondence etc when assigned.
-        Manage incoming and outgoing correspondence, including letters, faxes, newspaper, magazine, etc.
-        Register all incoming and outgoing mail by proper stamp, receiving date, subject/project file number and the responsible person.
-        Maintain updated list of all telephone contact details of project partners/stakeholders.
-        Making logistical arrangements to ensure smooth operations,
including maintenance of logbooks of project vehicles.
-        Provide secretarial assistance as and when required.
-        Be familiar with relevant websites and effective use of internet, providing accurate Project related information to requestors.
-        Maintain record of telephone, fax and photo copier usage.
-        Collect and update MoE, UNDP-Country Office, EAD and other key partners’ staff information on monthly basis to ensue all information are correct and up to date.
-        Maintaining attendance register and leave record of the project staff.
-        Any other duties as assigned by the Admin & Finance Office/NPC.

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

Must Title Level Description
YesMisc Excellent  He/she must have strong communication, problem-solving skills and results orientation and sensitivity to gender issues.