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Administrative Associate (HDRO Research unit)
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||10-Dec-12|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-6|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year (renewable)|
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
Internally advertised General Service (GS) fixed-term appointment (FTA) positions located in Headquarters are open to GS staff members currently serving in New York/Washington D.C. who hold a UNDP permanent or FTA who are either US Permanent Residents, US citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Externally advertised GS fixed-term appointment and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York/Washington D.C. are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Current UNDP GS staff serving outside of HQ must meet the eligibility criteria stated above prior to their application.
Selected candidates who meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria are responsible for their own travel and/or relocation costs.
Selection to GS fixed-term appointment positions at Headquarters requires passing a UN administered clerical test (ASAT).
Applicants under serious consideration for short-listing of posts requiring accountancy and finance skills, must take the UNDP Accountancy and Finance Test (UNDP AFT) prior to short-listing.
The Human Development Report Office is responsible for the development of the annual UNDP flagship report, the human development report. It is prepared by an internal team, the development report research and data team (“research team” in short) under the overall guidance of the HDRO director on the basis of a series of consultation with UNDP colleagues, experts, policy makers, statistical entities and other relevant partners, a series of commissioned studies and expert seminars. An publication and translation team is responsible for the actual production and launch of the report and other outreach activities.
Under the supervision of the Senior Policy Advisor, the staff member will support the “research team” in accomplishing its work plan and in producing the Global Human Development Report and other products. In undertaking the exercise, the staff member will undertake the following tasks:
Duties and Responsibilities
(45%) Provides Support to the substantive work of HDR “research team” focusing on achievement of the following results:
(25%) Supports substantively the procurement processes for the team through the following activities in the UNDP Online Administrative System (ATLAS):
(15%) Provides support to the administration of budgets and financial management for the team focusing on achievement of the following results:
(15%) Provides Administrative Support for the Research Team focusing on achievement of the following results:
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise: Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
Client Orientation: Maintains effective client relationships
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches: Implementing processes and uses products
Required Skills and Experience
|Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders).|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.