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Project Assistant


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Palestine
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-05-25

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Mission and objectives

UN Women (UNW), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. UN Women plays an innovative and catalytic role in the State of Palestine since its inception in 1997. UN Women Palestine Office focuses its activities on one overarching goal, namely, to support the implementation at the national level of existing international commitments to advance gender equality in line with the national priorities. In support of this goal, and thoroughly taking into consideration the specificities of the Palestinian context, UN Women concentrates its efforts and interventions toward the realisation of following strategic goals: Mainstreaming gender in governance, peace and security; Supporting women's economic security and rights; and Promoting women’s rights and protection against violence.


The UN Volunteer will work under the supervision of the Programme Manager to Provide Programme, Financial Management and Admin Support to the project team.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Programme Assistant will: 1. Provide Programme Management Support • Support the Programme Manager organize field visits on a regular basis to monitor and follow up on the progress of programme activities. • Gather lessons learned and best practices and share them with the UN Women Project Team. • Draft formal correspondence, in both Arabic and English, as needed. • Take meeting minutes and draft short reports as needed. • Support organizing workshops, activities and events related to the programme interventions, as needed. • Support the project teams in collecting data for reporting. • Assist the programme team in reviewing and preparing documentation on the procurement of goods and services, and support contract tracking. 2. Provide Financial Management Support • Support the programme team in the financial management of projects. • Prepare supporting documents for payments and financial reports. • Support the Programme and Finance Associate in reviewing financial submissions and verification of samples submitted by partners. • Support the Programme and Finance Associate to ensure timely and quality liquidation of partner advances. 3. Provide Administrative Support • Provide administrative support to the programme team in the organization of events, meetings and workshops, etc. • Create and maintain files of correspondence/documents and electronically received information, and ensure up-to- date filing. Maintain both hardcopies and electronic copies of the office records and reference files on various subjects. • Prepare presentation material/slides in Power-point for presentations for the meetings/workshops and keep all papers ready for meetings. 4. Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on: • Participation in workshops and trainings as requested by the Project Manager. • Supporting in the preparation and implementation of dissemination plans of knowledge products. • Keeping up to date with the latest advancement in the field of information and knowledge sharing. 5. Other • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

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