Programme Associate - UN Women India CO (Open to Indian Nationals Only)

Programme Associate - UN Women India CO (Open to Indian Nationals Only)

United Nations Development Programme
6-9 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description :

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.
UN Women's Country Office is based in New Delhi, India,works to accelerate the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women through the strengthening of strategic partnerships, technical and policy advisory services and advocacy with governmental, inter-governmental and civil society partners. In addition, UN Women India CO is charged with leading and coordinating the UN system's work on gender equality, including through ensuring accountability for results.
Reporting to the Deputy Representative, the Programme Associate works with and provides support to the members of the Programme Team in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. S/he contributes to research, financial management, and programme implementation including providing necessary operational, administrative and programmatic support. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects staff in the India CO, ROAP and UN Women HQs 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 India COand executing agencies on routine delivery and reporting of programme supported activities and finances
  • Review programme data from programmes/ projects for the India CO/ROAP 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 Atlas, 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 Atlas for development projects register good receipts in Atlas
  • Assist in the preparation and follow up of cost-recovery bills in Atlas.

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 India CO resource mobilization efforts
  • Organize, compile and process information from donors, India CO, 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.

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 recording of overall programme unit finances
  • Timely and accurate tracking of data for India COmanagement and donor purposes
  • Quality maintenance of internal systems.


Core Values:
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies
  • Good knowledge of programme management
  • Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions
  • Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats
  • Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow
  • Strong financial and budgeting skills
  • Strong IT skills.

Required Skills and Experience

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

  • Minimum 6 years of progressively responsible experience in administration or programme management/support
  • Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages
  • Experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset
  • Experience in supporting a team.

Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English and Hindi is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Interested applicants should apply to this vacancy announcement through UNDP jobs site:
Application Information:
  • All 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
  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

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.

Job Details

Employment Types:






The United Nations Development Programme is a United Nations organization tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. Headquartered in New York City, it is the largest UN development aid agency, with offices in 170 countries.

Job Source :

Similar Jobs

People Also Considered

Data Not Available

Career Advice to Find Better

Simple body text this will replace with orginal content