Programme Assistant

UNOPS, Nairobi, Kenya

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th March, 2020

Job Description

Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/251 established the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries and adopted its Charter on 23 December 2016. The objectives of the Technology Bank include strengthening the science, technology and innovation capacity of least developed countries; and promoting the development and implementation of national and regional science, technology and innovation strategies.
Functional Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority the Programme Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assists in the coordination of project planning and preparation work for the joint initiative, monitors status of project activities and receipt of relevant documentation for review and approval.
  • Compiles, summarizes and enters data on project delivery; drafts related status reports, identifying shortfalls in delivery, budget overruns, etc., and brings to the attention of management.
  • Drafts correspondence and prepares and updates and periodic reports.
  • Provides general office assistance; responds to information requests and inquiries; reviews, logs and routes incoming correspondence; sets up and maintains files/records; organizes meetings, workshops; handles routine administrative tasks.
  • Performs other duties as assigned related to the joint Technology Bank, NASAC initiative.

Results Expected

Provides reliable administrative coordination of project planning and preparation activities and general office support services. Processes work and requisite follow-up accomplished under some supervision, seeks advice from and/or reporting to supervisor as needed. Accurately prepares reports. Consistently applies appropriate policies, guidelines and procedures. Effectively and in a timely manner, liaises and interacts with colleagues and concerned parties internally and externally.

Monitoring and progress controls

Reporting required on deliverables outlined under “Responsibilities” on at least a bi-monthly basis, and at the discretion of the Executive Director of NASAC and the Programme Management Officer of the Technology Bank, more frequently. An accounting for funds expended and activities delivered will be expected quarterly, with a final report at the end of the contract.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in programme or project administration, technical cooperation, financial management and budgeting or other administrative areas.


  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is an advantage.


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