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Administrative and Finance Assistant,
|Location :||Minsk, BELARUS|
|Application Deadline :||23-Jun-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 with a possibility of extension|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
UNDP will use a transparent and competitive screening process, though will only contact those applicants in whom there is further interest. No telephone inquires will be entertained. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The Project “Support to Local Development in Belarus” is aimed at assisting government authorities, as well as self-governance and non-state organizations with improvement of good governance standards through a participatory approach and strengthened dialogue between the authorities, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and citizens. The Project will seek to consistently enhance the capacity of the said parties to jointly formulate local development priorities, design, implement and monitor local initiatives.
Overall goal of the project: Development of capacity, partnership and initiative in the Republic of Belarus in the field of management of social and economic development processes at the local level.
This goal will be achieved through addressing the following objectives:
1. Large-scale information and education campaign, first Contest of Local Initiatives.
2. Strengthening of the capacity of local authorities and organizations in the field of ABD and project management.
3. Development of ABD passports with the involvement of stakeholders.
4. Practical implementation of ABD initiatives, analysis and dissemination of accumulated experience.
5. Effective project management.
The Project will be implemented in four regions of the Republic of Belarus: Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, and Mogilev regions.
The Project will foster raising community awareness of the ways and mechanisms of managing area-based development (ABD) based on broad stakeholder engagement and gaining experience in solving vital local-level problems, planning future development of respective settlements, and implementing relevant initiatives. Organization of study tours to foreign countries on area-based development, participatory planning and strengthening of public administration mechanisms will facilitate development of direct contacts between Belarusian project participants and a number of agencies and organizations from EU countries.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Ensure administration and implementation of operational strategies, adapt processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:
2. Ensure administration of budgets:
3. Provide accounting and administrative support to the project:
4. Implement HR services such as:
Perform any other administrative and financial duties related to the project as requested by the Project Manager.
Required Skills and Experience
ONLY BELARUS NATIONALS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
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.