Programme Associate (3 positions)

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UN Women hiring Programme Associate.

Duties and responsibilities

Provide advanced administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of programmes

  • Provide advanced administrative support and inputs in the preparation of the EVAW programme work plan, budget, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements;
  • Provide technical guidance to the country offices and executing agencies on routine delivery and reporting of programme supported activities and finances;
  • Support the coordination and collection of information for the audit of programmes/ projects and support implementation of audit recommendations;
  • Identify sources, and gather and compile data and information for documents, guidelines, speeches and position papers.

Provide advanced administrative support to the financial management of the Programme Unit in close collaboration with WCARO Finance team

  • Support the creation of projects in Atlas, prepare budget revisions, revise project awards and status; and determine unutilized funds and the operational and financial close of a project;
  • Support the monitoring of budget preparation and the finances of the EVAW programme; prepare periodic reports; finalize FACE forms;
  • Support the review of financial reports; prepare non-PO vouchers for development projects;
  • Support the maintenance of internal expenditures control system; post transactions in Atlas;
  • Create requisitions in Atlas for development projects; register good receipts in Atlas;
  • Prepare and follow up of cost-recovery bills in Atlas.

Provide advanced administrative support to the Programme Unit in close coordination with WCARO Operations team

  • Manage all logistical, administrative and financial arrangements for organization for meetings, workshops, events, and missions;
  • Oversee travel arrangements for the EVAW Programme Team, including travel requisitions and claims;
  • Prepare public information materials and briefing packets;
  • Liaise with high level officials on administrative issues;
  • Prepare and assemble briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations; contribute inputs to the materials;
  • Lead the preparation of procurement plans for the EVAW unit and monitor their implementation;
  • Prepare public information materials and briefing packets;
  • Assemble briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations;
  • Provide guidance and training to Programme Assistants, consultants, interns, etc.  as needed.

Provide administrative support to Resource Mobilization

  • Support the preparation of cost-sharing and other agreements; follow up on contributions within WCARO resource mobilization efforts;
  • Support the inclusion of cost-sharing agreements in DAMS;
  • Organize, compile and process information from Programme donors and programme team, as inputs to various databases and documents.

Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

  • Support synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices related to programme management and finance;
  • Coordinate the organization of training for the office staff and partners on programme and operations related issues.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and accurate support to events, workshops, and missions;
  • Full compliance of administrative activities with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Timely support to programme procurement activities;
  • Timely and accurate tracking of data for management and donor purposes;
  • Quality maintenance of internal systems;
  • Quality background and presentation materials.

Job requirements

Education and certification:

  • Completion of secondary education required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration is an asset.


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in administration or programme management/support;
  • Experience working in gender equality areas is desirable;
  • Experience supporting programmes on Ending Violence against Women & Girls is an asset is desirable;
  • Experience supporting Human Rights Programmes is an added advantage;
  • Experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset;
  • Experience in supporting a team.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in French is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language, english is an asset

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