Recruiting Organisation: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Project: Global Pulse
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Resident Representative/ Resident Coordinator (RR/RC)
About Pulse Lab Kampala:
Global Pulse is establishing an innovation hub for real-time monitoring in Kampala. The Lab will function as an open innovation space where policy experts together with UN development practitioners and other partners experiment with new types of data and emerging technologies to evaluate their potential to enhance both public policy decision-making and community resilience. Following the development of useful approaches, Pulse Lab Kampala will support institutional adoption of these innovations into policy and practice.
Job Summary: The Executive Associate to Resident Representative/Resident Coordinator must guarantee effective and efficient functioning of the RR/RC office, full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made. The Executive Associate can supervise the secretarial and clerical staff of the office. The Executive Associate to RR/RC works in close collaboration with UNDP staff, RC Office staff, UN Agencies and national authorities to ensure efficient flow of information, actions on instructions, agendas.
The ideal United Nations Development Programme candidate must hold University Degree in Secretarial studies or equivalent with specialized training in Secretarial studies is desirable but not a requirement.
Skills and Experience:
Six or more years’ progressively responsible secretarial, administrative, programme experience is required at the national or international level.
Past experience, knowledge and exposure in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), experience in handling of web based management systems.
Language requirements: Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.
Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Shares knowledge and experience;
Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Ability to perform a broad range of specialized activities aimed at effective and efficient functioning of RR/RC office, including data/ schedule management, maintenance of protocol, information flow;
Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, elaboration and implementation of new data management systems.
Leadership and Self-Management:
Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
If you believe you are one of the ideal candidates for this opportunity in working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), then visit the web link below for full job details and How to Apply.
NB: UNDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified Women are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 4th April