Programme Assistant

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 10 October 2018
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018

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Effective day-to-day technical, administrative, financial, and knowledge management support to the Small Grants Program within the country programme to ensure effective and efficient operation and management of the GEF-SGP country programme portfolio with partners

Support to Programme implementation

  • Contribute to day-to-day support to programme/project implementation and ensuring conformity to expected results, outputs, objectives and work-plans;
  • Assist the NC in prescreening project concepts and project proposals, and evaluate the financial part of the project proposals;
  • Assist the NC in development and revision of grant application forms and other management tools, requirements of the programme and other SGP documents
  • Advise potential grantees on project preparation processes and guidelines, and report to NC and NSC on project development activities, as required;
  • Provide day-to-day support and guidance to new and ongoing projects and its grantees, as required;
  • Assist the NC in project implementation,monitoring and evaluation, including participation in field visits;
  • Support on organization and preparation of minutes of NSC meetings and other SGP events;
  • Maintain contacts and professional working relationship with NGOs, governmental institutions, donors, other SGP stakeholders;
  • Assist NC in reporting regularly to the CPMT, UNOPS and  UNDP CO, and assist NC in timely preparation of annual monitoring survey, and other CPMT / UNOPS surveys and reports as required;
  • Draft memos and other operational documents on behalf of NC, and respond to queries on SGP programme matter;
  • Regularly update and maintain SGP project database as well as stakeholders’ database;

 

Financial Management

  • Provide guidance, review, and control the accuracy of supporting documentation of projects’ interim and final financial reports, such as invoices, and advise the NC as required 
  • Process payment requests from grantees and vendors through obtaining necessary clearances and authorizations and ensuring payments are effected promptly, and in accordance with SGP Standard Operation Procedures ;
  • Maintain close working contact with respective UNOPS Regional Focal Point and seek her/his support, advice and guidance on how better to operate OneUNOPS in accordance with SGP SOPs, if needed. 
  • In collaboration with the NC, maintain financial integrity of the programme, implement and monitor accounting system and databases of SGP country operational budget;
  • Prepare and maintain the grant disbursement table and calendar; as well as track the Country Operating Budget to ensure compliance with approved yearly budget.
  • Draft annual SGP Country office administrative and project budget proposals;
  • Management of the Petty Cash account with proper documentation and proper tractable records.
  • Enter, extract, transfer data from OneUNOPS and SGP database and produce reports as required;
  • Follow up of travel arrangements and DSA payments for NC and NSC members
  • Provide other financial reports as required.

Administrative Functions

  • Procure office supplies, equipment, and furniture adhering to SGP SOPs procurement rules and regulation;
  • Manage and organize everyday office work.
  • Establish a proper filing system, maintain SGP country office administrative, financial, and management files and update them with original documentation or copy of the original documentation as necessary. Special focus on:
  • Draft routine correspondence and communications and establish filing system to record communications with local stakeholders;
  • Prepare background information and documentation, update data relevant to the programme areas and compile background material for the NC and NSC;
  • Ensure flow of information and dissemination of materials with all concerned;
  • Maintain and updated inventory of all physical assets and register all inventory in the asset inventory sheet.
  • Provide logistical and administrative support tovisiting missions, travel arrangements, and meetings for the NC, NSC,  adhering to SGP SOPs procurement rules and regulation; 

Knowledge Management and Communication

  • Actively support the SGP country office in the efforts on knowledge management, knowledge networking and visibility of SGP;
  • In accordance with SGP branding guidelines, support NC and NSC in the efforts towards proper recognition of SGP in any KM & Communication material produced by SGP grantees or stakeholders.    
  • Facilitate organization of SGP advocacy events, workshops, stakeholders’ dialogues and round-tables;
  • Assist in drafting articles and publications with proper recognition of SGP ;
  • Participate at events for SGP information dissemination purposes
  • Maintain, update or provide valid SGP information for the SGP website, SGP Global database and UNDP CO website.

 

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Is able to maintain an effective relationship and understanding with different groups of people.

 

Functional Competencies:

 

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Shares knowledge and experience.
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plans and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to master new material quickly.
  • Ability to manage priorities in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Good communications, interpersonal skills.
  • Creativity and is demonstrates innovation.

 

 

  Education:

  Nationality requirement:

A high school diploma with additional experience is required. University degree, preferably in Business Administration or an environmental science field is desirable.

Candidate should be a national or naturalized citizen of the country. 

Experience:

 

At least 5 years of relevant experience in office management, including financial reporting;

 

Previous working experience with a UN agency an asset.  

Skills

 

Good communications and interpersonal skills essential;

Excellent drafting and analytical skills required. 

Good knowledge of budget control and financial management.

Language requirements:

 

Fluency in the official national language, and English, French, or Spanish.

IT skills:

Excellent knowledge of MS Office, database and Internet use.

 

Important applicant information

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Contract Duration: 1 year

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