Programme Clerk

  • Added Date: Thursday, 13 September 2018
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018

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Under the overall guidance of the ACD, the Programme Clerk provides programme support services ensuring high quality of work, ensures accurate, timely and properly recorded/documented service delivery.


The Programme Clerk works in close collaboration with the Management Support and Business Development, Operations, Programme and project staff in the CO and UNDP HQ as required to exchange information and support programme delivery.


  • Support to formulation of programme strategies and the Country Programme Action Plan
  • Support to management of the CO programme
  • Administrative support to the Programme Unit
  • Support to resource mobilization
  • Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing
  • Collection, analysis and presentation of information for identification of support areas, and programme formulation/ implementation. 
  • Quality improvement of programme and project documentation. 
  • 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 NIM projects.


  • Create vendors for the programme area, if required.
  • Maintain and update the events and activities related to the project’s cycle. 
  • Maintain and coordinate the unit’s agenda, missions and events.
  • Coordinate and distribute documents related to programme and projects.
  • Coordinate and update programme files.
  • Revise and dispatch official correspondence
  • Consolidate information of programme performance and records. 


  • Review of contributions agreement, managing contributions in Atlas.


  • Participation in the trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Core Competencies



Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)



Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)


People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)



Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)



Ability to get things done

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)


Technical/Functional Comptencies


  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties related to programme support
  • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of clerical, administrative, secretarial best practices and procedures, in-depth knowledge of office software applications relating to word processing data management presentation, ATLAS, as required
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

  • Collects and compiles data with speed and accuracy identifying what is relevant and discarding what is not, records it in an accessible manner and maintains data bases
  • Thoroughly and methodically collects, verifies and records data demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative
  • Transmits file data; creates and generate queries, reports and documents utilizing databases, spreadsheets, communications and other software packages with speed and accuracy
  • Interprets data, draws conclusions and/or identifies patterns which support the work of others

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)


  • Creates, edits and presents information (queries, reports, documents)  in visually pleasing, clear and presentable formats  such as tables, forms, presentations, briefing notes/books and reports using advanced word processing and presentation functions and basic database and spreadsheet software
  • Edits, formats and provides inputs to correspondence, reports, documents and/or presentations using work processing, spreadsheets and databases meeting quality standards and requiring minimal correction
  • Shows sound grasp of grammar, spelling and structure in the required language
  • Ensures correspondence, reports and documents comply with established UN standards
  • Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)


  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support
  • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)



Secondary education. 


  • 4 years of relevant administrative experience.
  • Alternatively, 1 year of relevant experience will suffice if in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.). Experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirement 

  • Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

Please Note:

HEC attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UNDP. During the recruitment process, candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees.Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to (i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.

UNDP provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply (local and internal VA)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants bank accounts


Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

This vacancy is archived.

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