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|Location :||Brussels, BELGIUM|
|Application Deadline :||17-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||NPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||NPSA-7|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The United Nations/United Nations Development Programme (UN/UNDP) Representation Office in Brussels, Belgium represents the UN and UNDP both vis-à-vis the EU and the Government of Belgium, and plays an active role in facilitating a unified and coherent action of the more than 25 UN organizations represented in Brussels. Representing the UN in main constituencies, the Office supports and promotes partnerships with key stakeholders such as the Host Government, the EU institutions, the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACP), civil society and think-tanks.
The Executive Associate reinforces the Office’s capacity in dealing with the administration, general organization and follow up of a range of representational, policy and programme initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities
With excellent communications and interpersonal skills, the Executive Associate must be self-motivated, with the capacity to take initiatives. S/he must have a good sense of self-organization and flexibility, with an ability to work effectively under pressure, propose solutions to resolve a wide range of complex issues, and meet tight deadlines within a team. Displaying a client and results-oriented approach and promoting the values of the United Nations, the individual will deliver the following:
Administrative and logistical support
Ensure effective and efficient functioning of the UN/UNDP Director / Deputy Director’s office:
Facilitate effective communications and information management support
The Executive Associate will perform their duties under the direct supervision of the UN/UNDP Director, working in close collaboration with the various units within the Brussels Office (Directorate, Coordination, Communications, Programmes, Bureaux, Operations).
Administration & Operations: Ability to manage events, including venue identification, accommodation, logistics, catering, transportation, and cash disbursements, etc.
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum education requirements:
Minimum years of relevant experience:
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the competencies section:
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate, and at least three (3) most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him/herself to be suitable for the position.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.