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Executive Associate

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 06 February 2019
  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Country: Samoa
  • City: Apia
  • Contract Type: Service Contract (SC)
  • Post Level: SB3
    • Maintenance of the RR’s calendar, contacts with high-ranking visitors, arrangement of appointments and meetings, acting as an interpreter when required and/or taking minutes; 
    • Maintenance of protocol procedures;
    • Preparation of high quality briefing materials for supervisor for appointments, meetings, missions;
    • Preparation of informal translations;
    • Management of RR missions and representation schedule;
    • Maintenance of rosters of high-level partners, telephone lists;
    • Preparation of correspondence, directives, comments on behalf of RR for his/signature and making follow-up when required;
    • Use of automated office management systems for effective functioning of the RR office.
    • Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials. Use of automated filing system;
    • Coordination of the information flow in the office, follow up on circulation files;
    • Facilitation of information sharing between UNCT and the UN Coordination Unit;
    • Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to RR;
    • Screening of all incoming calls and correspondence;
    • Presentation of proposals to eliminate communication bottlenecks in the office and streamline office procedures between the RR’s office and the rest of UNDP.
    • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
    • Organization of specialized trainings for secretaries;
    • Organization of trainings to UNDP staff on coordination, administration and protocol issues;
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor. 
    • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives.
    • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things;
    • Documents innovative strategies and new approaches.
    • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;
    • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
    • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
    • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
    • Documents ‘best practices’ in organizational change and development within and outside UNDP; 
    • Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions.
    • Uses information/databases/other management systems;
    • Provides inputs to the development of simple system components.
    • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion;
    • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
    • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;
    • Responds to client needs promptly.
    • Gathers and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems;
    • Prepares timely inputs to reports;
    • Maintains databases.
    • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;  
    • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment; 
    • Self-development, initiative-taking;
    • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work; 
    • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively; 
    • Creating synergies through self-control;
    • Managing conflict;
    • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
    • Informed and transparent decision making.
    • Successful completion of Secondary Education with specialized secretarial training;
    • University Degree or equivalent would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
    • Successful completion of secondary education with 6 years of progressively responsible secretarial, administrative, programme experience is required at the national or international level;
    • Or, a university degree or equivalent with 2 years work experience would be desirable, but it is not a requirement;
    • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), experience in handling of web- based management systems.
    • Fluency in English and Samoan both written and verbal.
    • This vacancy is open to Samoan nationals only. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

    This vacancy is open to Samoan nationals only. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Important applicant information

    All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

    Applicant information about UNDP rosters

    Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

    Workforce diversity

    UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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    Contract Duration: Initial 12 months

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