Programme Assistant

  • Added Date: Friday, 11 January 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 18 January 2019

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  • Collection, analysis and presentation of information for identification of areas for support and programme formulation/ implementation.  
  • Creation of projects in Atlas, preparation of budget revisions, revision of project award and project status, determination of unutilized funds, operational and financial closure of a project.
  • Presentation of information for audit of NEX projects.
  • Preparation of non-PO vouchers for development projects.
  • Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system including timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers. 
  • Creation of requisitions in Atlas for development projects, register of goods receipt in Atlas.
  • Making budget check for requisitions, POs and vouchers. 
  • Review of contributions agreement, managing contributions in Atlas.
  • Prepares reports on resource mobilization targets as requested.
  • Participation in the trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


  • Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences
  • Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
  • Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
  • Maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors
  • Maintains database of project files
  • Provides data and information needed for preparation of project documents
  • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Identifies relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
  • Responds to client needs promptly

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity  
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment 
  • Self-development, initiative-taking 
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work 
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively 
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making

Prince2 training and certification, RMG

  • Secondary Education preferably with specialized certification in Administration, Accounting and Finance. 
  • University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences is desirable
  • 5 years of relevant administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Fluency in Portuguese
  • Working knowledge of English is desirable.

Important applicant information

All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

If the approved candidate lives in a city other than the duty station (Brasilia/DF) it will not be provided relocation allowance.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Contract Duration: 4 months

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