Programme Assistant (three posts), Gaziantep, Turkey
Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
Field location: Gaziantep, Turkey
Office: UNICEF Gaziantep, Turkey
Closing date: Sunday, 21 February 2021
Programme Assistant- GS5 Level,Ankara (3 posts) , Turkey-Batch Recruitment
Job no: 538021
Position type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: Turkey Division/Equivalent: CEE/CIS
Department/Office: Gaziantep, Turkey
Categories: Child Protection, Social and Economic Policy, G-5
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, a future
This is a batch recruitment for three Programme Assistant positions in UNICEF Ankara. Under the close supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the Programme Assistant supports the respective section (s) by carrying out a range of procedural, administrative, and operational tasks, to help develop, implement and monitor their country programme, ensuring timely and effective delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks:
Facilitating the processing of contracts for consultants, vendors and external partners that support the office in programme delivery. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TOR’s in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements. Keeps vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters up-to-date.
Collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and thereafter processing in VISION and Mycase.
Preparing and maintaining records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation and financial expenditures.
Supporting the management of administrative supplies and office equipment.
Maintaining office calendar and arranging meetings. Taking minutes of meetings and keeping the correspondence of the team well organized.
Providing travel assistance to staff members in section for travel arrangements and entitlements based on the organization’s rules and policies. Liaising with relevant travel focal points to ensure that the organization obtains the best service and price for all travel.
Maintaining and updating a system which monitors the absence of staff.
Preparing and maintaining records pertaining to programme planning and development for his/her respective section.
Carrying out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs), and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
Supporting capacity development activities, meetings and conferences by making the logistical arrangements, through engaging with facilitators, caterers and hosts; arranging times through liaising with participants over availability; liaising with budget focal points and section over costs and needs; and preparing background materials for participants
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...
Tags capacity development child protection economic policy office management programme planning
Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required.
Fluency in English and in Turkish required.
Thorough knowledge of administrative policies and procedures.
Strong organizational, planning and prioritizing skills and abilities.
High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment.
Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Training and experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software.
Strong office management skills.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are...
Analyzing (Level 1)
Learning & Researching (Level 1)
Planning and organizing (Level 1)
Following Instructions and Procedures (Level 1)
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised: Feb 11 2021 GTB Standard Time Application close: Feb 21 2021 GTB Standard Time