Programme Associate

  • Added Date: Thursday, 20 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 03 March 2020
  • Support to formulation of programme strategies and the Country Programme Action Plan
  • Support to management of the CO programme
  • Administrative support to the Project
  • Maintain and regularly update all requisite financial records on the Project.
  • Support to resource mobilization
  • Provide inputs to the implementation of procurement management policies and strategies on cost saving and reduction;
  • Implement procurement management policies and strategies;
  • Contribute to the development of sourcing strategies;
  • Support processing of payments as required to IPs, clients, etc. on the Project
  • Maintain proper filing and documentation of financial, administrative and programmatic documents on the Project
  • Support the rollout of the of e-procurement and e-travel functions.
  • Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing
  • Analysis, researches, summary and presentation of basic information/data on specific finance related activities on the project;
  • Preparation for project finance documents and submission to relevant parties for approval by relevant parties;
  • Provide inputs to the preparation of procurement plans for Programmes/ projects;
  • Review procurement requests and initiate procurement procedures for office and projects equipment, supplies and services, as necessary;
  • Timely processing of vendor creation requests in ATLAS;
  • Organize travel including purchase of tickets, Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) calculation for all travelers;
  • Prepare submissions to on PROMPT as necessary.
  • Preparation and analysis of project workplan and budget proposals
  • Preparation of data for monitoring of projects; categorization, updating, tracking and analyzing data related to projects, e.g. accounting records, outputs, resources utilized, deviations/revisions, etc.; carries out periodic status reviews
  • Identification of issues and initiates requisite follow-up actions
  • Preparation of reports on budget revisions, expenditures and obligations, verification availability of funds;
  • Preparation for financial authorizations for expenditures to be approved and documentation in prevailing budget system;
  • Preparation of annual and quarterly audit/project financial reports, operational and financial closure of a medium size project.
  • 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.
  • Support to the effective reporting on progress of project implementation 
  • Provides support in the interpretation of budget guidelines; reviews and coordinates   submissions of work proposal and budget estimation, ensuring requisite information is included and justified in terms of proposed activities; propose adjustments as necessary; prepares reports and ensures that outputs/services are properly categorized.  
  • Identification of issues and initiates requisite follow-up actions.
  • 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. 
  • Provide administrative support to contract management processes; maintain databases;
  • Coordinate submissions of F10 claims;
  • Maintain rosters of suppliers;
  • Maintain filing system.
  • Review of contributions agreement, managing contributions in Atlas.
  • Arrange shipments and conference facilities;
  • Facilitate the processing of requests for visas for all UN travelers;
  • Support with administrative duties;
  • Arrange hotel reservations for visiting UN/UNDP officials;
  • Organize hotel and event arrangements for all official UNDP meetings/ functions, engagements, ensure that all requirements are catered for as required;
  • Arrange transportation requests for the project;
  • Perform other administrative tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Organization of trainings for the project staff. 
  • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in project management support function
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Assist Project Manager (International) with financial reporting and other tasks as required.
  • Conducts internal capacity building training for project staff to facilitate appropriate management and timely delivery of project outputs including in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming.


  • Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences
  • Results-Based Programme Development and Management

Contributing to results through provision of information

  • Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  • Building Strategic Partnerships 
  • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
  • Maintains databases of donor information
  • Tracks and reports on mobilized resources
  • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives.
  • Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
  • Responds positively to 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
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools, and utilizes these regularly 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
  • 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
  • Specialized certification in Accounting and Finance (ICAN). Bachelor’s degree in in Accounting, Finance, Business, or other relevant fields of study would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
  • 5 years of relevant finance or procurement 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 written and spoken English is an absolute necessity
  • Demonstrated strong familiarity with UNDP development projects in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge on various donor’s reporting requirements.
  • Strong knowledge and solid experience in coordination of project management support are essential as well as ability to draft high quality correspondence on budget-related issues, briefing notes, graphic and statistical summaries, accounting spreadsheets, etc.
  • Good inter-personal and team building skills.
  • Full time availability for project management support duties is essential.
  • Familiar with Government and UN/UNDP procedures would be desirable 
  • Advance computer skills required, knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems would be highly desirable.


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Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

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