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|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||08-Feb-13|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-6|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 Year|
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.
Encompassing 46 countries, the Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) is UNDP’s largest Regional Bureau, with almost one third of the countries in crisis or post-crisis situations. To help Africa overcome its development challenges, UNDP is focusing its resources to support development efforts of countries in the region through:
The overall purpose of this post is to ensure that the Regional Director’s office, receive the immediate administrative support they need in order to perform their functions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Function 1: Support to the management of the Directorate
Function 2: Ensures quality communications support to the Secretariat of the Regional Director
Ensures quality communications support to the Secretariat of the Regional Director, focusing on strengthening efficiency and responsiveness to internal and external clients:
The Directorate effectively functions as the front office of the Regional Bureau for Africa to the satisfaction of the Regional Director and communication to and from the Directorate are managed in a timely manner.
Impact of Results:
The key results of this job have a critical impact on the smooth functioning and overall effectiveness and efficiency of the the Directorate, which is the central hub of the Bureau and whose degree of organization and efficiency determines to a large extent the quality of the overall management of the Bureau. As the structure providing immediate support to the Directorate, the incumbent is co- responsible and co- accountable for the smooth functioning of that Unit.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
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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.