Category Host entity Country
UNV Programme Support Associate Nat. Specialist UNV India

UNV Programme Support Associate

UNV Programme Support Associate

National Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
New Delhi (IND)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Analyst (Country Coordinator) or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Programme Support Associate will:

Assistance with advocacy, partnerships and demand generation for onsite and online volunteers

  • Support outreach activities towards UN host entities, for information on UNV offer and volunteer demand generation;
  • Act upon volunteer mobilization forecasting for online and onsite Volunteer assignments with UN host entities, particularly in supporting the development and timely submission of Descriptions of Assignments, confirmation of funds and review of registration request of local organizations to UNV Online Volunteering service
  • Support UN Country Teams in advocacy for volunteerism, including for International Volunteer Day (IVD) events.
  • Support advocacy campaigns with local volunteer involving organizations;
  • Draft routine correspondence and reports in accordance with standard internal procedures;
  • Support the Programme Analyst in compiling basic documentation and information and collecting data for routine correspondence and reports;
  • In close coordination with the Communications Associate in the Regional Office, support ithe preparation, dissemination and presentation of country-specific promotional information on the mandate and work of UNV with relevant development partners and the media.

Talent acquisition and volunteer support

  • Support the acquisition of local candidate talents in coordination with the Volunteer Services Centre (VSC) and as per the corporate talent acquisition plan;
  • Monitor the contractual status of all serving UN Volunteers and flag to VSC follow-up actions;
  • Maintain up to date contact records of all serving UN Volunteers and their recognized dependents;
  • Assist on the logistical and travel arrangements of arriving UN Volunteers and their recognized dependents;
  • Liaise with relevant UN Host Entities to facilitate government clearances, entry visas and resident permits of incoming UN Volunteers and their recognized dependents;
  • Provide the necessary support to UN Volunteers upon arrival, to open bank accounts as well as to complete forms required for residence permits, etc.;
  • Undertake tasks for the local support of the UN Volunteers and recognized dependents in the country, including in the cases of medical evacuation, security evacuations or death of a UN Volunteer;
  • Assist VSC in ensuring that all conditions are met before paying final entitlements to UN Volunteers at the end of their assignment.

Administrative and logistical support

  • Maintain inventories of all UNV-supplied, non-expendable equipment, and ensure records of all items purchased for UNV-executed projects are submitted to UNV headquarters;
  • Maintain general office files and keep information and reference material in a manner that allows easy reference and retrieval;
  • Perform other duties, related to the assignment, as may be required.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, partnerships, marketing, human resources, or business administration.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in programme administration and support. Experience with volunteer organizations is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Solid computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with web-based systems; and office technology equipment;
Language skills
  • Hindi(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism