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Category Host entity Country
Programme Assistant 10 March 2021 Nat. Youth UNDP Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh (SAU)
12 months with possibility of extension
10 March 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Conduct research on topics related to sustainable development at large and on a number of thematic issues in particular;
  • Support to formulation of new project ideas and documents in the Governance portfolio;
  • Prepare presentations and collect material and information on UNDP projects at a national level to promote SDGs in the country;
  • Support the revision/formulation of Concept Notes and Project Documents;
  • Summarize UN and Government reports;
  • Translate and/or proofread documents such as workplans and Terms of Reference (TORS);
  • Draft letters in Arabic and/or English addressed to national counterparts;
  • Support to financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions;
  • Support on progress reporting of projects;
  • Draft agenda, follow-up on logistics of meetings and inform both parties of participation in the meetings. Attend these meetings when required;
  • Take minutes of meetings;
  • Maintain and follow-up on decisions and actions agreed;
  • Maintain the electronic filing system to ensure thematic organization and availability of documents, correspondences and reference materials;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in business administration, social studies, political science, development studies or another related field of expertise.

12 Months
  • Up to 2 years of relevant experiance;
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is required
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. 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?

Please 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.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Saudia Arabia and legal residents in Saudia Arabia with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 10-03-2021