Personal Assistant to the UNFPA Resident Representative at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

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  • Abuja, FCT, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) View on Map
  • Post Date : October 14, 2023
  • Apply Before : October 28, 2023
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  • Job ID 34210
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  • Gender Male or Famele
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Job Description

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Personal Assistant to the UNFPA Resident Representative

Job Identification: 14100
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Schedule: Full time
Grade: G6
Vacancy Type: Fixed Term
Rotational/Non Rotational: Non-Rotational
Contract Duration: 1 Year with Possibility for extension

The Position

  • The Personal Assistant (PA) provides critical senior level, administrative, secretarial and communications support, as a direct report of the Country Representative.

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.

Job Purpose

  • As the key administrative support to the Country Representative, 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.

Duties and Responsibilities
You would be responsible for:

  • Ensuring optimal communication flows between the Representative and the staff of the CO, as well as external counterparts. In consultation with other CO personnel, responding to requests for information, in a timely, discrete manner.
  • Preparing documentation and presentations, including correspondence, briefs and reports, and researching and collating material to meet the Representative’s needs for official trips and meetings.
  • Proofreading and clearing correspondence for conformity with established procedures and accuracy of statements before being signed by the Representative.
  • Undertaking logistical administrative and financial arrangements in consultation with the Operations Manager/ Operations Specialist, for meetings, workshops and official receptions organized by the Representative’s Office.
  • Coordinating the secretarial services of the CO, including briefing and training new secretaries, guiding other secretaries on office procedures, and distributing special administrative assignments.
  • Managing the Representative’s calendar and schedule of appointments; receiving high-ranking visitors/officials; and taking minutes as required.
  • Managing all aspects of the Representative’s travel arrangements, including maintaining appropriate files and reports and monitoring the budget of the Representative’s Office;
  • Assisting in the preparation and finalization of the CO Office Management Plan, including the preparation of information translations, and acting as interpreter if required.
  • Maintaining a database of addresses, phone and fax numbers of Government Officials, NGOs and the Diplomatic Corps.
  • Perform any other task that may be assigned by the Representative from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Completed Secondary School Level Education required. First level University Degree desirable.

Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree – 3 years experience OR High School Certificate – 6 years experience

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 6 (six) years of relevant experience in administration.
  • Some experience in research assistance.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT financial systems.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.


  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.

Required Competencies

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

  • Providing logistical support
  • Managing data
  • Managing documents, correspondence and reports
  • Managing information and work flow
  • Planning, organizing and multi-tasking

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact.

Compensation and Benefits

  • This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post.
  • The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of health insurance and other benefits.

Application Closing Date
28th October, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • This vacancy announcement is only for Nigerian nationals.
  • No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN staff regulations 4.5.

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