Senior Project Assistant at UNDP, Mogadiscio, Somalia

Deadline: 26 June 2017

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Project Assistant in Mogadiscio, Somalia. The duration of this post is 1 year.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Senior Project Assistant will perform the following functions-

  • Full compliance of administrative activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
  • Ensure strong linkages between project and program.
  • Support Project Manager and programme team on UNDP procedures to follow in terms of budgeting, contracting modalities with implementing partners.
  • Actively participate in the preparation of work plans and operation plans as well as procurement plans for projects, Monitor progress and advise on timely corrective actions for proper operational project delivery.
  • Maintain an appropriate filing system documenting the implementation of approved work-plan activities.
  • Monitoring of achievements of outcomes and outputs as per LOA and supporting counterpart through supervision and training in ensuring timely and proper financial and narrative reporting in collaboration with the Program Specialist.
  • Provide support in regular monitoring and data collection of project activities and provide weekly work-plan and progress reports to the Project manager.
  • Produce timely implementation and monitoring reports as required by the project.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Completion of Secondary Education.
  • Certification in finance/accounts and project management course is a requirement.
  • University Degree in Business Administration, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, or related fields will be an advantage but not a requirement.
  • 4 years of finance, accounting, administrative, programme/project or research experience is required.
  • Experience in the usage of computer software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), and web based management systems.
  • Strong written and spoken English skills and Somali language is required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.

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