Women Economic Empowerment Programme Assistant at UN Women – May 2024


Women Economic Empowerment Programme Assistant

Task description
Under the direct supervision of the WEE Team Lead, a shared workplan will be developed together with the UN Volunteer to induct, mentor, and coach the UN Volunteer to understand UN Women work and specifically WEE and its different thematic areas, and to play his/her role effectively. They will be expected to support the following:

Programme Management Support

  • Provide programme and administrative support to the programme team in the preparation of various programme documents, such as work plans, budgets, reports and proposals on programme implementation arrangements.
  • Assist the programme team in reviewing and preparing documentation on the procurement of goods and services, and support contract tracking.
  • Help the team in providing guidance to the country and project offices on routine implementation of the project, tracking use of financial resources.
  • Review of contributions agreement, managing contributions in quantum.

Financial Management Support

  • Support the programme team in review of spending plan and delivery.
  • Organize, compile and process information from the donor as well as from the pro-gramme team and keep track of the information through databases and e-filing.
  • Support the programme team in the tracking of and reporting on mobilized resources.

Administrative Support to the Programme Unit

  • Provide administrative support including correspondence, to the programme team in preparation of events, meetings and workshops, etc.
  • Support with travel arrangements for the programme team and project staff, including preparation of travel requisitions and claims via Quantum ERP system.
  • Maintain and organize up-to-date hard and electronic files for easy access and retrieve-al. Ensure safekeeping of confidential materials.

Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation Support

  • Assist developing and maintaining programme information and knowledge management file (both soft and hard copies) at country project level to manage consultancy re-ports, assessments and other reports.
  • Support knowledge sharing processes and systems by, among others, strengthening development and integration of practices and procedures for information and knowledge capturing, packaging, sharing, and learning.
  • Assist regular sharing of experiences across programmes and divisions; facilitate seamless sharing of ideas, knowledge, and experiences among staff and partners
  • Participate in the trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme management support and other internal capacity building trainings for staff.

Required experience

  • 1 years of experience in or demonstrated interest in women economic empowerment.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.
  • Computer skills: knowledge of computing and IT skills, with full competency of Microsoft applications, Adobe Acrobat, Web Design and data base applications

Area(s) of expertise

  • Community development


  • English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in – currently enrolled or recent graduate – in community development, international development, economic development, natural resource management, project management, gender, social sciences, economics.

Competencies and values

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Client Orientation
  • Commitment and Motivation
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Empowering Others
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Self-Management
  • Technological Awareness
  • Working in Teams

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to UN Women on app.unv.org to apply