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Executive and Administrative Assistant

Nepal

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Nepal
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-07

Details

Mission and objectives

The Government of Nepal has adopted important normative frameworks for women’s human rights, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, and UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820. These commitments are enshrined in the Constitution of Nepal and efforts are being taken to ensure that all laws and policies conform with the constitutional provisions on gender equality. UN Women, 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. Established by General Assembly resolution 64/289 of 2 July 2010 on system-wide coherence, with a mandate to assist the Member States and the United Nations system to progress more effectively and efficiently towards the goal of achieving gender equality, women’s empowerment, and upholding women’s rights, UN Women’s global programmatic priorities for the period 2018-2022 are: (a) a comprehensive and dynamic set of global norms, policies and standards on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is strengthened and implemented; (b) women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems; (c) women have income security, decent work, and economic autonomy; (d) all women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence; and (e) women

Context

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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 actions and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) leads and coordinate 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 national priorities and efforts, building effective partnership with government, civil society and other relevant actors. Established by General Assembly resolution 64/289 of 2 July 2010 on system-wide coherence, with a mandate to assist Member States and the United Nations system to progress more effectively and efficiently towards the goal of achieving gender equality, women’s empowerment, and upholding women’s rights, UN Women’s global programmatic priorities for the period 2018-2022 are: (a) a comprehensive and dynamic set of global norms, policies and standards on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is strengthened and implemented; (b) women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems; (c) women have income security, decent work, and economic autonomy; (d) all women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence; and (e) women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and from humanitarian action. UN Women has been advancing its efforts in Nepal in accordance with its unique role and triple mandate (normative, operational and coordination) and lessons learnt to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls in Nepal to realize their human rights. The three main components of the country programme contribute to UN Women Global SP results. Both the Governance and Leadership and Gender Statistics components contribute mainly to Outcome 2 – women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems. The Women’s Economic Empowerment component is related to Outcome 3 – women have income security, better jobs and economic autonomy. The Country Office is reorganizing its work and reducing programmatic units from four to two to ensure greater effectiveness and efficiency with a leaner staff roster. UN Women interventions also contribute to Nepal UNDAF 2018-2022 pillars on Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (UNDAF Outcome 1, By 2022, impoverished, especially economically vulnerable, unemployed and under-employed and vulnerable people have increased access to sustainable livelihoods, safe and decent employment and income opportunities) and Governance and Rule of Law (UNDAF Outcome 4, By 2022, inclusive, democratic, accountable and transparent institutions are further strengthened towards ensuring rule of law, social justice and human rights for all particularly for vulnerable people).

Task description

Under the direct supervision of Operations Manager, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: 1. Ensures effective and efficient functioning of the office of HOA of the NCO focusing on achievement of the following results: • Efficient and discreet management of the HOA’s schedules. • Prepare brief background notes, bio of persons or organizations for the scheduled meetings. • Organization of regular and ad-hoc meetings; preparation of minutes and summaries of actions to be taken; tracking of progress on planned issues; follow-up with the concerned persons on behalf of the HOA. • Provide administrative and coordination support to HoA as required • Provide secretarial supports and inputs to NCO on document designing and presenting with infographic skills as per UN Women standard. • Screening of all incoming communications, filter outgoing correspondence for supervisor's signature, clearance, and further action by other staff; wherever possible. • Adherence to appropriate protocol and correspondence guidelines by CO team when communicating with Government and other external partners. • Use of other office management system e.g. common calendar of events, alerting about emergency priorities, flow of information and coordination for approval of different documents. • Management of the layout of the HOA’s office, ensuring an environment of professionalism and teamwork at all times. 2. Ensures provision of effective communications, programmatic and administrative support to the UN Women Nepal Country office focusing on achievement of the following results: • Maintenance of the filing system of all official correspondence ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials. Use of professional filing system both in hard copies and e-copies. • Coordination of the information flow in the office including regular checking of NCO registry email and dissemination of corporate and interoffice communication to staff as required. • Make travel arrangements, including travel requisitions and support to colleagues for Travel approvals (TRF), visa processing and claims • Facilitation of information sharing with Program and Operations Teams. • Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of col-lection and submission of the reports and other documents to the HOA. • Draft routine correspondence, interoffice circulars, general briefing notes and minutes of meetings when requested, brief translations when required. 3. Provide administrative and coordination support to monitoring, evaluation , coordination and communication focal points /teams at NCO, as and when required. • Support to organization of events. • Assist in the planning and preparation of meetings, events etc • Coordinate organizing inception, validation and assessment workshops • Adhoc support as requested 4. Ensures the provision of front-desk service, telephone communication services and general administrative support services focusing on achievement of the following results: • Monitoring of all visitors to the office; assistance to visitors by providing directions and accurate information related to UN/UN-Women. Collection of information and update of the UN telephone list UN Directory, Addresses of the Government, International Organizations, Embassies, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other important contacts. • Issuance of gate passes, taking care of registry/incoming & outgoing mail, documents. • Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to photocopying, faxing, mailing preparing bills related to office work. • Effective management of office supplies and stationery, publications, and resource materials of NCO. 5. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day). • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country. • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc. • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers. • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible. • Strengthened efficiency of the HOA’s office and reception • Effective coordination and administrative support to the UN Women Nepal Country • Efficient front-desk service, telephone communication services and general administrative and programmatic support services • Strengthened management support

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