Job Title: SGP Programme Assistant
Location: Abuja, NIGERIA
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post Level: SB-3
Languages Required : English
Starting Date (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 01-Mar-2012
Duration of Initial Contract: One year
Organisation: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Sector: Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)
Effective day-to-day substantive, administrative and financial support to the national SGP team and the National Steering Committee to ensure the smooth operation and management of the GEF-SGP (Global Environment Facility â€“ Small Grants Programme) programme portfolio, timely and efficient response to queries from different grantees and stakeholders, closely monitoring the achievement of the national annual SGP delivery and co-financing targets, and updating of relevant databases .
Duties and Responsibilities:
â€¢ Contribute to day-to-day support to programme/project implementation and ensuring conformity to expected results, outputs, objectives and work-plans;
â€¢ Assist the PM in prescreening project concepts and project proposals, and evaluate the financial part of the project proposals;
â€¢ Assist the PM in development and amendment of application forms and other management tools, requirements of the programme and other SGP documents
â€¢ Advise potential grantees on technical project preparation issues, and Report to PM and NSC on project development activities, as required;
â€¢ Provide day-to-day support to new and already approved projects and the grantees, as required;
â€¢ Assist the PM in project implementation and monitoring, including participation in field visits;;
â€¢ Organize SGP advocacy events, workshops, round-tables, missions forPM and other SGP events;
â€¢ Maintain working-level contacts with NGOs, governmental institutions, donors, other SGP stakeholders, and participate at events for SGP information dissemination purposes;
Education: First University degree, preferably in Business Administration or an environmental science field.
â€¢ At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in office management, including financial reporting;
â€¢ Previous working experience with a UN agency an asset.
â€¢ Good communications and interpersonal skills essential;
â€¢ Excellent drafting and analytical skills required.
â€¢ Good knowledge of budget control and financial management.
Language requirements: Fluency in the official national language (must be one of the 6 UN languages), and English/second language
IT skills: Excellent knowledge of MS Office, database and Internet use.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should apply online through the website by clicking on the Apply now button. The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page.
Please note that instead of a CV youâ€™re required to download the UNDP Personnel History Form (P11). Complete it and upload when prompted.
Applications without a fully completed P11 form will not be considered. Only applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted.
The system will only allow for one attachment.
Deadline: 23 January 2012.
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