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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Open to Kyrgyzstan Nationals only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bishkek city, KYRGYZSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||22-Nov-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-5|
|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 :||Contract renewable subject to funds availability and performance|
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work 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, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Under the overall guidance of the Representative, reporting to the Operations Manager and in close day-to-day interaction with the Finance Associate and the Programme Team, in particular the Women, Peace and Security team, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for performing a variety of administrative tasks to ensure the efficient and expeditious execution of operations and services in the UN Women Country Office in Kyrgyzstan and its project portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Ensures implementation of operational strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures effective and efficient functioning of the operations unit, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures effective administrative and logistical support, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Provides support to office maintenance and assets management, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the country office, focusing on achievement of the following results:
The key results have an impact on the efficiency of the unit. Accurate presentation of information strengthens the capacity of the office and promotes the image of UN/UN Women as an effective contributor to the development of the country.
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Integrity: Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Required Skills and Experience
Experience with United Nations rules and regulations, and procedures desirable.
Fluency in English, Russian; competency in Kyrgyz highly desirable.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
All online applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from
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
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.