United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Programme Assistant (Environment and Natural Resources Management)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

  This job description is a direct response to UNDP’s improved Business Model in Uruguay. It envisions a new office structure adapted to current and future needs of the country, underpinning its advisory and programmatic offer while at the same time delivering solid implementation support. It also promotes a more collaborative approach to work across the office and with external partners.

The new structure defines the skillsets required to position UNDP in the new NCC context, adding substantive value through thought leadership and innovation, mobilizing strategic resources and ensuring projects are implemented in a smooth, efficient and transparent manner. This also entails engaging on the most pressing and transformational development challenges of the country.

Through its portfolio, the CO has tailored localized integral solutions to specific sustainable development issues and is crafting methodologies and toolboxes to deploy and escalate them across the country. This strategy requires excellent programme management and an organizational structure that reinforces the entire programming life cycle including planning, implementation, oversight, monitoring and evaluation, communications and efficient operations. The new structure will strengthen UNDP´s role as a learning organization ‘fit-for-purpose’ to deliver on Agenda 2030. It is designed to provide the foundation for the whole public policy life cycle with a special emphasis at sub-national level that, as an engagement strategy, is expected to allow new areas of joint work and resource mobilization.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Programme Analyst (Environment and Natural Resources Management), the Programme Assistant supports the Design, planning and management of the thematic portfolio assigned and facilitates programme implementation.   S/he works in close collaboration with the Programme Finance and M & E Assistant in contributing to the support of the quality assurance of project/programme initiatives as well as the sound programme/project Financial Management of the assigned portfolio.

The Programme Assistant interacts with the counterparts and project teams promoting a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.  The Programme Assistant also works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams in the CO and UNDP HQs staff for resolving programme-related issues and delivering information.

Incumbent is expected to display initiative, a positive approach and a strong client orientation. As such, s/he might be required to undertake other emerging tasks and additional duties as required by direct supervisor or senior management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Implementation of Programme/Project Strategies
  2. Support to quality assurance of the CO programme & Projects
  3. Administrative/Financial Support to thematic programme team.
  4. Support to Knowledge Management/Sharing



Ability to make new and useful ideas work Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Required Skills and Experience

  • Secondary Education, preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance.
  • University Degree in Law, Business and Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
  • 5-6 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme management support experience is required at the national or international level working in national/multinational development programmes.
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience will suffice if in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based Management Systems
La Consultoría se realizará bajo la modalidad de contrato de servicio por un período de 6 meses a partir de la firma del mismo y con posibilidad de prórroga.  La dedicación es de 40 horas semanales, de lunes a viernes en horario de Oficina del PNUD.

Los honorarios serán según la escala del PNUD - correspondiente a SB 3 P3 $136.738 por todo concepto, impuestos incluidos.  El/la consultor/a contratada deberá facturar como profesional universitario o empresa unipersonal.

Postulación y Formalidades

Los candidatos/as deberán postular a través de la web del PNUD donde se encuentra publicado este llamado.

Para postular se deberá: -           completar formulario de la web con datos personales -           subir un Curriculum Vitae estructurado de acuerdo a los requisitos y valoraciones del llamado e incluyendo referencias profesionales.   Se realizarán entrevistas a candidatos/as pre-seleccionados/as.

El plazo para postulaciones vence el día 19 de marzo a las 17horas URUGUAY El/la consultor/a deberá facturar como profesional universitario o como empresa unipersonal. Durante el plazo del contrato, la persona contratada no podrá ser funcionario/a público/a o mantener vínculos contractuales con organismos del Estado a excepción de la Universidad de la República.

La persona a contratar deberá ser ciudadano/a uruguayo/a (natural o legal), o extranjero/a residente con domicilio constituido y compromiso de permanecer en el territorio de la República Oriental del Uruguay durante todo el tiempo que las tareas implicadas en el contrato lo requieran.

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