Programme Associate

United Nations Development Programme

Bangkok, Thailand

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works 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.

The newly adopted “Regional Framework Towards Peaceful, Inclusive Societies: Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and Inclusive Governance in the Asia Pacific Region (2023-2027)” lays out the direction of UN Women’s Governance, Peace and Security (GPS) portfolio in Asia-Pacific. The Framework has a dual focus on the advancement of the Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and inclusive governance in the region. The WPS component spans the support to the development and implementation of WPS National Action Plans (NAPs); conflict prevention, building peace and resilience; prevention of violent extremism; and women’s participation and leadership in emerging or non-traditional security issues such as climate security, cybersecurity and digital peacebuilding. The Inclusive Governance component comprises women’s access to justice; gender-responsive budgeting; and promotion of women’s leadership, including women’s political participation.

Reporting to the Regional Advisor – Governance, Peace and Security, the Programme Associate works with and provides support to the members of the Governance Peace and Security Team (Programme Team) in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in ROAP and HQ as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Provide administrative support in the preparation of programme work plans, budgets, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements;
  • Provide technical guidance to the RO unit and executing agencies on routine delivery and reporting of programme supported activities and finances;
  • Prepare information for the audit of programmes/ projects and support implementation of audit recommendations; 
  • Review programme data from programmes/ projects for the RO website;
  • Identify sources, and gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, speeches and position papers.

Provide administrative support to the financial management of the Programme Unit:

  • Create projects in Quantum system, prepare budget revisions, revise project awards and status; and determine unutilized funds and the operational and financial close of a project;
  • Provide administrative support in monitoring budget preparation and the finances of programmes/projects; including the finalization of FACE forms;
  • Review financial reports; prepare non-PO vouchers for development projects;
  • Process payment for consultants;
  • Maintain internal expenditures control system;
  • Create requisitions in Quantum system for development projects; register good receipts in Quantum system;
  • Assist in the preparation and follow up of cost-recovery bills in Quantum system.

Provide administrative support to the Programme Unit:

  • Undertake all logistical, administrative and financial arrangements for organization for meetings, workshops, events, and missions;
  • Make travel arrangements for the Programme Team, including travel requisitions and claims; 
  • Prepare public information materials and briefing packets; 
  • Assemble briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations;
  • Provide guidance and training to Programme Assistants as needed.

Provide administrative support to Resource Mobilization:

  • Prepare cost-sharing and other agreements; follow up on contributions within the RO resource mobilization efforts;
  • Organize, compile and process information from donors, RO, and programme team, as inputs to various databases and documents.

Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing:

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

Required Skills and Experience:
Education and certification:

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


  • At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in administration or programme management/support;
  • Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages is required;
  • Experience in the use of a modern web-based ERP System, preferably Oracle Cloud, is desirable;
  • Experience in supporting a team is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Thai is required
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).