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Programme and Executive Assistant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||East Jerusalem, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES|
|Application Deadline :||30-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 Year with Possibility of extension|
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.
UN Women (UNW), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women plays an innovative and catalytic role in the State of Palestine since its inception in 1997. UN Women Palestine Office focuses its activities on one overarching goal, namely, to support the implementation at the national level of existing international commitments to advance gender equality in line with the national priorities. In support of this goal, and thoroughly taking into consideration the specificities of the Palestinian context, UN Women concentrates its efforts and interventions toward the realisation of following strategic goals: Mainstreaming gender in governance, peace and security; Supporting women's economic security and rights; and Promoting women’s rights and protection against violence.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Special Representative the duties and responsibilities of the Programme and Executive Assistant will include the following:
2. Prepare minutes and summaries of meetings (actions to be taken); tracking of progress on planned actions, follow-up with focal points (inside Palestine office and with other partners and stakeholders);
3. Establish and maintain an effective network of contacts to ensure effective liaison in support of management;
4. Effectively provide general research support to the Special Representative; and utilize all relevant computer software to retrieve, maintain data as needed;
5. Provide support to SR in monitoring compliance with the program filing system;
6. Assist in organizing field visits for Country Office missions in coordination with the relevant programme team members
7. Projects/Administrative support (to projects assigned by the SR):
8. Act as the secretary of the local Project Appraisal Committee (L-PAC); preparing full submission of documents for L-PAC review, scheduling meetings and taking meetings minutes, as well as liaising with the relevant programme team members for finalizing the L-PAC submission and responding to the committee’s feedback.
9. Perform other duties as assigned
CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Required Skills and Experience
High School Diploma. Bachelor degree in Business administration, management, finance or related fields is an asset.
Fluency (both oral and written) in English and Arabic essential. Knowledge of Hebrew is considered an asset.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.