Programme Assistant, Deputy Representative's office, Damascus, Syria

DAMASCUS | Damascus

Job no: 499600
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Syrian Arab Republic
Categories: Support: Programme, G-6

Purpose: Under general supervision of the Deputy Representative, performs a variety of information gathering, monitoring, technical and administrative services of moderate scope and difficulty, in support of programme activities.

Processes transaction (payments, supply, liquidation of CAGs, etc.) in VISION and ensures that it is finalized and effected.

Advises the Deputy Representative and other members of the team on the status of programs funds and closely monitoring of funds expiry, outstanding CAGs, donor conditions, etc.

Contributes to the preparation of reports, project documents and submissions to governments by providing information, preparing tables and drafting relatively routine sections. Prepares background information for use in discussions with governments and other organizations. Participates in the briefing and debriefing of project personnel .

Scrutinizes plans of operations, exchanges of letters and takes appropriate follow-up action. Assists in the administrative process of government requests for assistance.

Assists Deputy Representative in preparation of meetings, maintains contact with partner institution and individuals towards programme implementation. May be required to carry out specific administrative operational/control tasks for project/programme activities.

Maintains contact list and prepares correspondences for partners, ensures the organization and filing of programme documents and follow-up with other sections as well as partner.

Performs other duties, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES required to perform the duties of the post:

  1. a) EDUCATION : Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field related to the work of the organization.

  2. WORK EXPERIENCE (Indicate the length and type of practical experience required.)* Six years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least one year is closely related to support of programme activities.*

  3. LANGUAGES: Fluency in English and Arabic


  5. i) Core Values (Required)

  6. Integrity

  7. Commitment

  8. Diversity and Inclusion

ii) Core Competencies (Required)

Communication [II]

Working with People [II]

Drive for Results [II]

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

Applying Technical Expertise [II]

Planning and Organizing [II]

Following instructions and Procedures [II]Analyzing [II]

Duration of contract : One year

If you are interested in this vacancy, please follow the below link to apply:

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: DAMASCUS | Damascus
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
  • Closing Date: 2016-10-25

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