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Programme Assistant


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


Mission and objectives

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It is on the ground in 177 countries, working on solutions to global and national development challenges. UNDP China assists China in developing its own solutions to the country’s development challenges and works to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by reducing poverty, strengthening the rule of law and democratic governance, and by promoting environmental sustainability and South-South Cooperation.


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets outlines a grand blueprint for global development to 2030. The UN system fully adopted the SDGs as its compass, advocating and working towards an inclusive, just and green development. In September 2016, Chinese government issued The China’s National Plan on Implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals. It sets up the principles of innovation-driven, coordinated-development, green-development, openness and inclusive-development to guide the implementation of the SDGs. To demonstrate how SDGs can be implemented locally in China, UNDP, China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE), Women’s Federation of Yunnan Province and Yongren County Government jointly launched the project SDG Pilot Village: Women-focused Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in July 2017. During 2017 to 2021, the Phase I of the project has made remarkable achievements on poverty reduction and women empowerment in Waipula Village, Yongren County, Yunnan Province. Based on the poverty alleviation progress of the Phase I, the project aims to further support Waipula Village to better achieve rural revitalization and women empowerment with integration of SDGs and Rural Revitalization Strategy in the new phase of three years. The Phase II of this project plans to integrate China’s national rural revitalization strategy with SDGs in order to achieve the following objectives: 1) accelerate entrepreneurship: enhance the capacity of villagers especially women in ecotourism development and raise their income; 2) pro-mote diversity and inclusion: inherit ethnic culture and empower women's development; 3) advance green development: protect natural environment and strengthen environmental awareness.

Task description

Under the primary supervision of the PMO director, the UN Volunteers will undertake the following tasks: • Daily coordination of the project implementation following the annual work plans, and ensure the activities are conformed to the project's expected results and outputs. • Provide technical support to event organization and capacity building activities in the Waipula Village. • Preparing and maintaining technical documents including event brief, project progress re-port, meeting minutes, etc. • Contributing to knowledge products development and communication outreaching • Assisting project monitoring and evaluation, internal and external assessment, sharing experience and lessons learned from project implementation. • Ensuring full compliance of project activities with NIM (National Implementation) policies, rules and regulations. • Responsible for regular communications with UNDP, CICETE and other partners. Furthermore, UNVs are encouraged to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking an active part in UNV activities (for in-stance, IVD celebration events); • Get 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; • Contribute news and articles on field experiences and submit them to UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UNV volunteers; • Promote online volunteering and encourage individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering Service whenever technically feasible. Results/Expected Output: The following outputs are expected: • Strengthened project management • Increased engagement in advocacy and awareness-raising activities • Appropriate data/file and knowledge product management maintained; • Strengthened partnerships with stakeholders

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