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Administrative Support_ RSD

Suva (Fiji )

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Suva (Fiji )
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Legal - International Law
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-23

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Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader (RSD), Administrative Support will perform administrative and office support activities for the RSD Unit in relation to the vertical family of funds including the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and others.


The position supports all team members of the RSD Unit.  The Admin Assistant will be required to perform a variety of administrative tasks in accordance with the finance policies and procedures of UNDP Pacific Office. He/She will also be required to assist with basic financial management as per advised by the Deputy Team Leader, Programme Analysts and Programme Associates.

A detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide administrative support in implementing the RSD Unit activities focusing on Operations, Travel and Management coordination and achievement of the following results:


Expected Outputs and Deliverables;


  • Provide efficient day to day administrative support to the RSD Unit in relation to vertical family of funds.

  • Assist with efficient administrative, travel and logistics support to the RSD Unit, Innovation Unit and Project teams in country.

  • Assist with timely and efficient management of financial and payment processes; for budget monitoring, procurement, and any financial reporting as requested by the Coordinator and the Finance Administrative Assistant.


Implements Administration and HR services focusing on achievement of the following results:


  • Provide assistance in secretariat work, administrative, logistics support to activities, seminars, meetings, conferences and regular activities of the office including the preparation of meeting summary reports.

  • Provides assistance in the running of the unit through sound administration and maintenance of a dual physical and electronic “filing system” of rules, regulations, administrative instructions, correspondences, publications and other related documentation, and manage a comprehensive contacts database that supports all correspondence.

  • Provide assistance in the facilitation of GEF, GCF, DFAT funded Program activities in Fiji with the guidance of the Programme Analysts and Programme Associates.

  • Assist with the preparation and follow-up on administrative arrangements and forms related to the official travel of the Coordinator, national representatives, consultants and others; including travel plans, e-travel requests and security clearances.

  • Perform other related administrative duties, as required by the Deputy Team Leader.

  • Assist with the submission of new staff and consultants, including the preparation and submission of TORs, Job Descriptions, and Contracts to HR and Procurement. Assist with monitoring and follow-up of contracts and amendments, as well as payment documents.

  • Work with HR in association of positions to chart fields (COAs), update of COA information, setting up vendor performing the functions of Admin.HR, Position Administrator and Absence Processor in Atlas.

  • Maintenance of the RSD staffing list

  • Monitor staff attendance and leave balance and prepare relevant statistical data/charts



    Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing within the RSD Unit focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Participation in the trainings for the operations/projects staff on HR, Finance, Programmes, Operations and Procurement.

  • Contribution to knowledge networks and communities

  • Any other matters requested by the Deputy Team Leader

Finance and Payment:

  • Assist with the preparation of the operation programme activities.

  • Assist with maintaining of up-to-date financial records for the account of the GCF Programme, of allotments and expenditures under each budget line, prepare regular financial reports, including annual reports.

  • Prepare purchase order and service requests ensuring correct objects of expenditure and availability of funds.

  • Inspect goods and services provided by selected vendors and ensure payment of bills for one-off and recurrent expenses



  • Professionalism: Ability to perform a “broad range of administrative functions e.g budget/work programme, human resources, data base management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. Experience and knowledge in technical cooperation programme implementation.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;

  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;

  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;

  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;

  • Positive, constructive attitude to work;

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively administrative responsible work, finance and logistics and programme work

  • Project support within the development sector

  • Experience with international /regional organization

  • Experience in providing a streamlined financial service role to a project management team, including experience in developing and delivering financial reports

  • Demonstrate initiative in carrying out his/her duties and ability to work independently to tight deadlines

  • Experience and ability to operate standard office equipment, usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Diploma in Business Management studies or relevant field.

Consultancy Proposal (CV & Financial proposal Template) should be uploaded on UNDP Jobshop website ( no later than 23rd October 2020 (Fiji Time) clearly stating the title of consultancy applied for. Any proposals received after this date/time will not be accepted. Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants. Incomplete, late and joint proposals will not be considered and only offers for which there is further interest will be contacted. Failure to submit your application as stated as per the application submission guide (Procurement Notice) on the above link will be considered incomplete and therefore application will not be considered


  1. Daily rate to be inclusive of Medical insurance cost for the duration of the contract
  2. Selected Candidate will be required to submit a proof of medical insurance prior to issuance of contract
  3. If the selected/successful Candidate is over 65 years of age and required to travel outside his home country; He/She will be required provide a full medical report at their expense prior to issuance to contract. Contract will only be issued when Proposed candidate is deemed medically fit to undertake the assignment.
  4. Documentation required

    Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents;


  5. CV including names/contacts of at least 3 referees.

  6. A cover letter indicating why the candidate considers himself/herself suitable for the required consultancy;

  7. Completed template for confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal.

  8. Consultancy proposal should be sent via email to ( no later than 23rd  October  2020  (Fiji Time) clearly stating the title of consultancy applied for.


    Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.


    Incomplete and joint proposals may not be considered. Consultants with whom there is further interest will be contacted.

  9. A detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website


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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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