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Programme Assistant, at GS6 Level based in Harare

Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Chief of Social Policy, the incumbent performs a variety of information gathering, monitoring, technical and administrative services of moderate scope and difficulty, in support of programme activities.

Major Tasks to be accomplished:

 Collects information mainly form records and reports and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports on programme and project activities.

 Organizes data and information, prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation.

 Contributes to the preparation of reports, project documents and submissions to governments by providing information, preparing tables and drafting relatively routine sections. Prepares background information for use in discussions with government and other organizations. Participates in briefing and debriefing of project personnel.

 Scrutinizes plans of operations, exchanges of letters and takes appropriate follow-up action. Assists in the administrative processes of government requests for assistance.

 May be required to carry out specific administrative operational/control tasks for project/programme activities.

 Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications and Competencies

 Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field related to work of the organization.

 Additional commercial training in Accounting or Finance is desirable.

 Six years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least one year is closely related to the support of programme activities such as Grants monitoring and Partner liquidations.

 Demonstrable proficiency in computer application packages plus working knowledge of Vision or related Software

 Good analytical skills and flair for numbers

 Good communication and organizational skills.

 Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

If you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send your application letter together with resume quoting vacancy notice number to the following address. All applications must have a cover letter and a C.V. and applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Human Resources Manager

(Vacancy Notice: Zim-2014/3)

UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue,

P O Box 1250

Belgravia, Harare

or email: hararevacancies@unicef.org 

United Nations Children’s Fund Telephone 263-4 703941 Zimbabwe Facsimile 263-4 731849 6 Fairbridge Avenue Mobile: 263-772 234 877 Belgravia, PO Box 1250 www.unicef.org Harare, Zimbabwe

Applications should be received by 24 January 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff, and equal opportunities for people living with disabilities.

Well qualified candidates, particularly women and people living with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.



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