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Programme Assistant Job at UNICEF For High School Graduates

Programme Assistant Job at UNICEF For High School Graduates

Job Location: Daykundi
February 21, 2024

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Job Description

4 Year
Male, Female, Both
High School Diploma
Full Time

Opportunity Details

About UNICEF Afghanistan:

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a future


Job Summary:

How can you make a difference?

Under the close supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme assistant supports the respective section (s) by carrying out a range of procedural, administrative, and operational tasks, to help develop, implement, and monitor their country programme, ensuring timely and effective delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Key Functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Program Support

  • Assist program officers in planning, implementing, and monitoring activities related to Health, Nutrition, Education, WASH, and CP programs.
  • Support the collection, analysis, and reporting of program data, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Contribute to the development of program reports, presentations, and other relevant documents.
  • Assist in organizing and coordinating meetings, workshops, and trainings for program-related activities.
  • Maintain proper documentation and filing systems for program-related documents.
  • Preparing and maintaining records pertaining to programme planning and development for his/her respective section.

Administrative and Operational Support

  • Provide assistance to the head of outpost in day-to-day administrative and operational tasks.
  • Assist in managing office logistics, including procurement of office supplies, inventory management, and maintenance of office equipment.
  • Support budget monitoring and financial reporting for the outpost (petty cash management)
  • Facilitating the processing of contracts for consultants, vendors and external partners that support the office in programme delivery. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TORs in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements. Keeps vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters up to date.
  • Collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and thereafter processing in VISION and Mycase.
  • Supporting the management of administrative supplies and office equipment.
  • Assist in organizing and maintaining office records, files, and databases.
  • Coordinate and facilitate communication between the outpost and relevant stakeholders.
  • Support administrative tasks such as filing documents, organizing meetings, and handling correspondence.
  • Assist in monitoring and managing office expenses and budgets related to cleaning and transportation services.
  • Collaborate with operation officer in Kabul to ensure smooth coordination and communication between outpost and zone office.
  • Carrying out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs) and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
  • Supporting capacity development activities, meetings, and conferences by making the logistical arrangements, through engaging with facilitators, caterers and hosts; arranging times through liaising with participants over availability; liaising with budget focal points and section over costs and needs; and preparing background materials for participants.
  • Maintaining office calendar and arranging meetings. Taking minutes of meetings and keeping the correspondence of the team well organized.
  • Maintaining and updating a system which monitors the absence of staff.

Supervision of drivers and office Cleaner

  • Supervise the office drivers, including assigning routes, monitoring their performance, and ensuring compliance with traffic and safety regulations.
  • Maintain accurate records of vehicle maintenance, fuel consumption, and driver schedules.
  • Conduct regular inspections of vehicles to ensure they are in good working condition and report any repairs or maintenance needs.
  • Provide guidance and support to drivers regarding safe driving practices and proper vehicle care.
  • Oversee the daily cleaning and maintenance of the office premises.
  • Develop and implement a cleaning schedule to ensure all areas are regularly cleaned and maintained.
  • Train and provide guidance to the office cleaner on proper cleaning procedures, including the use of cleaning equipment and materials.
  • Conduct regular inspections to ensure cleanliness standards are met and address any issues or concerns.
  • Monitor and maintain inventory of cleaning supplies and equipment.

Travel management support

  • Liaise with travel unit colleagues to secure booking for staff who travel within the country.
  • Prepare and distribute travel itineraries and relevant documents to staff members.
  • Support staff in preparing travel expense reports, ensuring accuracy and adherence to organizational guidelines.
  • Verify travel-related invoices and receipts and process them for reimbursement.
  • Maintain records of travel expenses and assist in budget monitoring for travel-related costs.
  • Providing travel assistance to staff members in section for travel arrangements and entitlements based on the organization’s rules and policies. Liaising with relevant travel focal points to ensure that the organization obtains the best service and price for all travel.
  • Collaborate with CR operation officer/assistant and finance teams to ensure timely reimbursement to staff members.
  • Communicate travel-related policies and procedures to staff, ensuring their understanding and compliance.

Job Requirements:

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.

A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution in a relevant field may replace three years of related work experience. A master’s degree may replace additional two years.

Experience in providing administrative and operational support is desirable.

Having work experience and knowledge of local context is highly desirable.

Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.



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