Thursday, August 2, 2012


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the following positions in the Decentralized Officers in Imo, Benue, Sokoto, Adamawa, Borno Abia, Kaduna and Ogun States and Abuja


Under the guidance of the UNFPA Resident Representative. The personal Assistant ensures the effective functioning of the representative office. He/she works closely with program,
Administrative and Finance staff. performing administrative duties. managing confidential files and coordinating briefing materials and arranging the agenda of the Representative

The Personal Assistant To The Resident Representative
Receives screens and route correspondence, attaches necessary background information and maintains a follow-up system with Units as requested.
Assists in the dissemination of information, acting as contact point with other Agencies.
Drafts routine correspondence some of a highly confidential nature, on a variety of sUbjects, ensuring that spelling. punctuation and format are correct for signature of the Resident Representative.
Arranges meetings with high-ranking officials and organizes the logistics of official receptions given by the Head of Office.
Maintains a database of addresses, phone and fax numbers of Government Officials, NGOs and the Diplomatic Corps.
Prepares briefing materials for use at meetings and official missions or special trips.
Receives screens and routes correspondences, attaches necessary background information and maintain follow-up.
Coordinates travel arrangements, liaises with the Travel and Finance Units.
Proof reads and clears correspondence for conformity with established procedures and accuracy of statements before being signed by the Representative.
Prepare travel/Semi Travel plans for the Representative and the CO. and forward to ARO.
Close and send diplomatic pouch.
Prepare note verbale/letter announcing the Representative s mission outside and return to the duty station to UN Agencies, Diplomatic offices and Embassies.
Organize weekly SMT meetings and other meetings for the Representative.
Participate in Meetings as directed by the Representative.
Prepare Rep's daily itinerary and collate CO and zonal offices weekly planner.
Disseminate circulars and information flow to the POs and the zonal offices as and when necessary.
Prepare monthly calendar to RC's office indicating availability of Rep. in duty station for RCa.1.
Raise requisitions for the CO as and when necessary.
Act liaison role between the units in the office and the zonal offices.
Perform any other task that may be assigned by the Rep from time to time.

Business Acumen
Organizational awareness
Job knowledge/technical expertise
Integrity/Commitment to mandate Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning
Valuing diversity
Working in teams
Conflict and self management
Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management Analytical and strategic thinking
Results orientation/Commitment to excellence Appropriate and transparent decision making

The ideal candidate should
Be a Nigerian national (Male or Female).
Possess University degree in Secretarial Administration or in other related field preferred.
Possess a minimum of 6 - 8 years or more of related work experience preferably in public or private sector organization
Have an excellent organizational and time management skills
Have the ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with colleagues and other bilateral partners
Have the ability to perform well under pressure and flexibility in handling unexpected work assignments as and when necessary
Be excellence minded and have the ability to work in team and a multi cultural environment
Possess good writing and communication skills.
Have good working knowledge of MS Office applications

How to Apply:

Step 1: Go to the website:
Step 2: Register for FREE
Step 3: Click on the "My Home" link then Click on the "Apply Online" link to Apply

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