Category Host entity Country
Programme Assistant Nat. Specialist UNDP China

Programme Assistant

Programme Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Beijing, Taipei, Jinan, Kunming, Hefei, Chongzuo, Nanning (CHN)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
30 August 2021
12 months
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

Under the supervision of the Project Management Office’s Directors and under the direct leadership of the PMO’s Project Manager, the National UNV will undertake the following tasks to support the project’s Implementation and management:

  • Coordinating and developing detailed annual work plans, making them conform to the project's expected results and outputs.
  • Managing the project budget under the supervision of the project manager.
  • Consolidate all the financial information inside and outside and report directly to PMO’s Project Manager and Project Management Office’s Directors.
  • Preparing and maintaining technical documents including event brief, project progress report, etc.
  • Keeping financial and procurement archives and facilitating the project audit.
  • Assisting project monitoring and evaluation, internal and external assessment, sharing experience and lessons learned from project implementation.
  • Assisting in the preparation and organization of international procurement conference and capacity building workshops.
  • Providing information on the project and consultation services to entperises participating in the project activities.
  • Reviewing and analyzing capacity gaps and needs from enterprises in order to develop the platform for international procurement services.
  • Analyzing the enterprises’ data regularly in order to develop plans and suggestions for the improvement of the customized procurement services.
  • Ensuring full compliance of project activities with NIM (National Implementation) policies, rules and regulations.
  • Contributing to knowledge networking and communication outreaching.
  • Providing administrative and programming support to project implementation.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Finance, Business Management, Political Science, International Development, Economics, Social Science or related fields is highly favoured. Candidates with undergraduate degrees with extensive relevant experience will also be considered.
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Demonstrable ability to maintain effective communications with different stakeholders, and arrange stakeholder meetings and/or workshops;
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular mastery of all applications of the MS Office package;
  • Project financial, technical and/or administrative management experience as well as basic knowledge on international public procurment are assets;
  • Experience on conference organization is highly preferred;
  • Excellent written communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills and team spirit;
  • Minimum age of 25 years old.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chinese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration
Area of expertise details
  • Experience with managing projects;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Substantive knowledge of global development issues;
  • Excellent abilities in oral communication and presentation;
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and to manage competing priorities;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, proven ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
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Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Self-Management, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile including contact details and two references and submit it. Incomplete profiles shall not be considered. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Post is for National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment. Therefore only nationals of above-mentioned Country and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. For further details, please clink on the link below. Application deadline: 17-08-2021