Programme Administrative Support

United Nations Development Programme, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th March, 2020

Job Description


UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Under the Ending Violence against Women Programme (EVAW), UN Women started the -Combating Gender Based Violence in Bangladesh (CGBV) – Project, funded by Global Affairs Canada. This initiative intends to create a holistic framework of integrated and mutually reinforcing interventions to address the underlying causes of violence against women and girls, improve their access to educational and economic opportunities, and promote their equal status in society. CGBV will enhance the capacity of civil society to design, implement and sustain primary prevention of gendered violence, while also strengthening government mechanisms and strategies identified under Bangladesh’s 7th Five Year Plan and the National Women Development Policy. The project will generate evidence to build knowledge on prevention strategies. The CGVB will engage and capacitate local stakeholders and high-level leadership of key institutions such as local government, civil society organizations, women’s organizations, education institutions and workplaces.

Against this background, UN Women Bangladesh is seeking to recruit a National Consultant to provide the required administrative support to the members of the Programme Team in the development and implementation of the programme in line with UN Women rules and regulations. Further details of the expected roles and responsibilities for the consultant are found below

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of Programme Specialist –EVAW, UN Women Bangladesh, in close consultation with the Programme Analyst, to ensure achievements of following tasks:

  • Provide support on the implementation of Programme “Ending Violence against Women (EVAW)” in Bangladesh;
  • Assist documentation on the procurement of goods and services, and support contract tracking;
  • Support programme implementation partners on Funding Authorization and Certificate of Expenditures (FACE) reporting ;
  • Support to organization of procurement processes including preparation of RFQs, ITBs or RFPs documents, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their preliminary evaluation
  • Support fund management and travel arrangement;
  • Provide administrative support to the programme team in the organization of meeting , events, workshop;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Ability to take initiative and good interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Create and organize hard and electronic files for easy access and retrieval.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Eligibility Criteria or Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration or social science related field.


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in programme administration, programme management support;
  • At least 02 years of experience in working for UN Women, and/or other UN Agencies is essentials;
  • Knowledge of UN Women and/or other UN corporate monitoring tools (ATLAS, etc.) is desirable;
  • Knowledge of gender issues is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Bangla (high quality written and spoken).


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