Programme Assistant

Hosted Entities Cities Alliance
Job categories Administration
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5115/14926
Level ICS-5
Department/office ECR, GVA, Cities Alliance
Duty station Brussels, Belgium
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level G5
Duration 1 year with possibility of extension subject to performance and availability of funding
Application period 31-Jan-2018 to 14-Feb-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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Background information – Cities Alliance

Cities Alliance is a global partnership for the promotion of cities in poverty reduction and sustainable development. Headquartered in Brussels and supported by a Secretariat, it is a unique partnership with a diverse membership including – global organisations of local authorities, national governments, international non-governmental organisations, foundations, knowledge networks and multilateral organisations – which have come together to strengthen both impacts and coherence in urban development. Cities Alliance is a global leader, with a strong track record in grant making, that supports strategic city planning, slum upgrading strategies and national policies designed to make cities more inclusive and sustainable. Members promote longer-term and integrated work programmes, while actively promoting gender equality throughout all activities.

The Cities Alliance Secretariat is legally and administratively hosted by UNOPS.

Background information – UNOPS and ECR

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations. With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it. A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale. The Cities Alliance reports to UNOPS through the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) which is based in Geneva.

Background information – job specific

The Cities Alliance Secretariat is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic and multi-skilled Programme Assistant to join its team in Brussels at a time when it is launching a new 4-year Strategic Plan (2018-2021). The Programme Assistant will provide a range of support services to meet Cities Alliance programme and business needs. The Programme Assistant will be an integral part of the broader support team, working directly with urban development specialists, and reporting to the Head of the Programme Unit. The Programme Assistant will collaborate closely with the Senior Portfolio Specialist and the Head of Finance and Operations.

1.     Grant processing and procurement (25%) Collabora...

High school diploma is required. Additional training in administration and busin...

5 years post high school experience required .  Previous experience in prov...

Excellent spoken and written English required.  Knowledge of French is an a...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment Contract level: G-5 Local Support Staff po...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuildin...
This vacancy is closed.


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