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Programme Associate

United Nations Development Programme

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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 China Office in Beijing supports and carries out work on (i) enhancing women’s economic empowerment (WEE); (ii) ending violence against women; and (iii) innovative work to address gender issues in China. In addition to the above, UN Women also actively participates and contributes to various UN inter-agency processes and collaborates with UN organizations around specific programme areas.

Enhancing women’s economic empowerment is one of the key areas of UN Women’s work in China. The WEE portfolio includes five main pillars:1) support women’s skills development and life-long learning; 2) empower women-owned SMEs and entrepreneurs; 3) empower women in rural areas; 4) incentivize companies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment; and 5) establish network, partnership, and collaboration to advance WEE.

Under WEE, a new programme “Enhancing Women Workers’ Employment and Career Development Opportunities” funded by EU will support. The Programme will contribute to the Outcome “Women workers in China have better access to employment and career development” through the three Outputs:

  • Output 1  Women workers have enhanced capacity for employment and career development in 100 enterprises in Guangdong Province
  • Output 2   Employers and industries have tools, capacities and established mechanisms to support women workers’ employment and career development rights in 100 enterprises in Guangdong Province
  • Output 3   Key stakeholders create a more enabling environment to protect and promote the rights of women workers in Guangdong Province, especially through evidence-based policy dialogue
  • Reporting to the WEE Specialist, 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.  The Programme Associate 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 China Office, as well as the Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, 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 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 UN Women website and other media/ social media;
  • 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 administrative support to Resource Mobilization

  • Prepare cost-sharing and other agreements; follow up on contributions within the China Office resource mobilization efforts;
  • Organize, compile and process information from donors, China Office, 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 CO management and donor purposes;
  • Quality maintenance of internal systems.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification

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

Experience

  • 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;
  • Experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset;
  • Experience in supporting a team.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English and Chinese is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Source: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=110851

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Enhancing women’s economic empowerment is one of the key areas of UN Women’s work in China. The WEE portfolio includes five main pillars:1) support women’s skills development and life-long learning; 2) empower women-owned SMEs and entrepreneurs; 3) empower women in rural areas; 4) incentivize companies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment; and 5) establish network, partnership, and collaboration to advance WEE.

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