The Personal Assistant (PA) provides critical senior level, administrative, secretarial and communications support, as a direct report of the Regional Director.
How you can make a difference
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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
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 entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
As the key administrative support to the Regional Director, you will be responsible for maintaining full confidentiality, upholding protocol, managing information flow, and following up on deadlines and commitments. You will also facilitate knowledge building and management; provide logistical support; support communications; and coordinate secretarial services.
Qualifications and Experience
Completed Secondary Level Education required. First level university degree desirable.
Knowledge and Experience
• Six years of relevant experience in administration.
• Some experience in research assistance.
• Strong interpersonal and organisational skills.
• Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT financial systems.
• Good written and verbal communication skills in both French and English.
Fluency in French and English is required; knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.
Compensation and Benefits
This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.