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National Project Personnel - Office Assistant

Kiev (Ukraine)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-29

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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

FAO Ukraine is a project management Office headed by the Regional Programme Leader (RPL) under the operational responsibility of the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia. FAO Ukraine is contributing to the development of national policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Program Leader/FAOR/BH, Head of Office/Program Officer and Project Team Leader in Ukraine, direct supervision of Head of Sub Office in Lviv, and in close coordination with the Project team and Country Office team in Kiev, the Office Assistant will be responsible for providing assistance in operational aspects of the Project in Western Ukraine.

Technical Focus

The Office Assistant will provide necessary supports to ensure the smooth operations of the Sub-Office, thus, the implementation of the Project activities in the targeted locations.

Tasks and responsibilities:

• Carry out day-to-day administrative and logistical tasks of the Sub-Office and collaborate with the Project team to assist them to carry out their duties to efficiently implement the Project activities in Lviv and Zakarpattia oblasts.
• Ensure management of FAO Project vehicles through the inspection of physical condition, maintenance and verification of vehicle logbook and adherence of safety and security measures and protocols of FAO and UNDSS.
• Review and keep up-to-date necessary vehicle operations documents such as registration card, insurance card and other requirements as per FAO procedures and the requirements of the Government.
• Provide necessary supports to the personnel and consultants of FAO to undertake field missions such as obtaining security clearance, travel authorization, travel expense claim, vehicle allocation etc.). Accompany FAO experts in the field missions, as needed.
• Maintain office files, records, reports and other informational sources in accordance with accepted rules and policies.
• Management and report on the petty cash of the Sub-Office, procurement of office supplies and other services, as needed.
• Maintain, up-to-date and report on the asset registers for expendable and non-expendable items of the Sub-Office.
• Provide interpretation during official meetings and field visits, translate relevant document, if needed.
• Process incoming and draft outgoing correspondence, e-mails, meeting minutes etc.
• Make arrangements for meetings, presentations, seminars, trainings, workshops and other outreach events.
• Maintain contacts with the stakeholders of the Project.
• Keep abreast on the development of local situation and inform the Head of Sub-Office.
• Carry out other relevant tasks as and when requested by the Supervisor.


Minimum Requirements

• University degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Social sciences, etc.
• Three years of relevant experience in administrative and office support work.
• Language skills: Working knowledge (Level C) of English; fluency in Russian and Ukrainian
• IT Skills: Good knowledge of MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment. Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in an appropriate format.
• National of Ukraine.

FAO Core Competencies

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

• Good knowledge of communication and documentation standards
• Good knowledge of corporate computerized financial / travel / Human Resources systems and administrative procedures and policies
• Good knowledge of the organizational structure

Selection Criteria

• Candidates to be called for interviews will be screened against the Minimum Requirements.


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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