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Administrative and Finance Assistant, Energy Efficiency project
|Location :||Minsk, BELARUS|
|Application Deadline :||10-Nov-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to a total of four years|
UNDP and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) launch a new project in the area of energy efficiency “Improving energy efficiency in residential buildings in the Republic of Belarus”. The objective of the project is to reduce the energy consumption and related GHG emissions with the focus on new residential buildings by introducing new performance based building design and construction standards with related energy certification scheme(s) and by ensuring their effective implementation and enforcement.
By this, the energy consumption of new buildings is sought to be cut by at least 70% compared to the existing building stock constructed before 1993 and by 40% compared to the buildings erected in accordance with the current construction norms and thermal standards in place. The project will support the i) strengthening of the legal and regulatory framework; ii) training of local experts and other key stakeholders; iii) construction of three EE demo buildings to test and gain practical experience on different EE solutions; and iv) related outreach and dissemination of the lesson learnt.
The Energy Efficiency Department under the State Committee on Standardization of Belarus is the project’s national executing agency (referred further in the text as Executing Agency), with the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of Belarus acting as a key partner.
Objective of the assignment:
The objective of this assignment is to provide effective administrative support services to ensure implementation of the project with delivery of all the intended outcomes and outputs in accordance with the Project Document within the approved budget.
Duties and Responsibilities
|The Administrative and Financial Assistant (AFA) will be based in Minsk and will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager and provides administrative and financial support for the successful implementation of project activities aiming at the achievement of all the project results.
He/she promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations and works in close collaboration with the national partners, donors and project staff for resolving complex finance and administrative related issues. The AFA is responsible for all administrative (contractual, organizational and logistical) matters under the project and provides assistance to the Project Manager (PM) and other members of the project team in the implementation of day-to-day project activities. He/she is responsible for all accounting (disbursements, record-keeping, cash management) matters under the project. The AFA reports to the Project Manager and works in close cooperation with other members of the project team.
Please complete and attach the UNDP PERSONAL HISTORY FORM (P11) to your on-line application. It can be downloaded from UNDP Personal History Form
Summary of Key Functions:
Accounting and administrative support:
Provide financial monitoring and reporting focusing on achievement of the following results:
Required Skills and Experience
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.