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Programme Assistant


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Tashkent
  • Grade: Administrative support - Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2023-11-30


Mission and objectives

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources en-trusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.


UNFPA Uzbekistan will be implementing the Joint Programme under Uzbekistan Vision 2030 Fund (ISHONCH) “Window A. Maternal and Perinatal Care: Every Mother and Child Survives and Thrives: Reducing Preventable Maternal and Newborn Deaths in 227 Perinatal Centers of Uzbekistan”. This Joint Programme addresses the underlying causes driving maternal and newborn deaths in 227 perinatal centres as identified in the United Nations Common Country Analysis: Uzbekistan (2021) as well as recent sector reviews such as the World Bank’s 2022 Public Expenditure Review, the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Feasibility Assessment for Perinatal Care (2022) and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 2022). The programme rationale is in line with Uzbekistan's Development Strategy for 2022-2026, the Government of Uzbekistan’s Action Plan on Maternal and Child Health 2022-2026, and Output 4.1 from the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSCDF). The objective of the joint programme is to reduce preventable maternal and newborn deaths by 2025 by: • Strengthening MOH’s and the 227 perinatal centers’ governance mechanisms (including inter-sectoral and multi-partner coordination), policies, guidelines, and clinical protocols; • Improving the capacity of 227 perinatal centers to provide quality and inclusive reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, adolescent health (RMNCAH) services; and • Empowering 10 million people with the knowledge to demand quality and inclusive guaranteed RMNCAH services. The implementation period of the project is from 2023 to 2025. We need a strong professional who is innovative, committed to excellence and keen to transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results. The National UN Volunteer will contribute to different strands of the Programme, supporting the design, planning and management of by providing and managing data inputs, providing logistical support and monitoring programme implementation.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the National Programme Specialist, SRH/HIV, the Programme Assistant will: • Assist in arranging programme activities, support designated project portfolio in preparation of documents and materials, arrange venues, help in the preparation of the presentations, preparing draft minutes, etc. • Provide support in monitoring IP delivery of activities as per the agreed work plans and provide technical support with the review of IP reports whenever requested. • Assist in conducting monitoring visits and evaluation meetings and missions. • Provide support in developing and updating the designated project documents, budgets, and reports by collecting information, preparing tables, presentations etc. • Assist with program-related procurement of services/goods and ensure that procurement is in accordance with UNFPA Procurement Procedures: assist in collecting supporting documents, obtaining price quotations and preparation of comparative tables; etc. whenever requested. • Provide technical and logistics support in communication and awareness-raising activities; assist in documenting best practices, stories of change, and success stories of the portfolio; assist in producing media and presentation materials. • Translate and draft letters and other programme documents, as well as provide oral translation as may be assigned by the Country Office management. Results/Expected outputs: As a UNFPA team member, the Project Assistant will provide efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly, and high-quality support to UNFPA and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions; • Application of established systems and procedures in the implementation of program activities; • Assistance in the creation of knowledge through the collection, synthesis, and analysis of information related to program issues; Furthermore, UN Volunteer is encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteer should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities: • Strengthen his/her knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking 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; • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • 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.

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