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UN Women Vacancy Notice
UN Women Vacancy Notice

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace, and security. UN Women Nepal’s Strategic Note (SN) for the period 2018-2022 lays out the agency’s unique role and comparative advantage in supporting national stakeholders in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women in line with internationally agreed normative standards.

The SN is aligned with and contributes to Nepal’s national priorities as described in Nepal’s Fourteenth Three-year Periodic Plan, its gender equality commitments, the needs of women’s organizations, and the UNDAF 2018-2022 with a commitment of leaving no one behind. UN Women will advance its efforts in Nepal in accordance with its unique role and triple mandate (normative, operational and coordination) and lessons learned to “achieve gender equality and social inclusion and empower women and girls in Nepal to realize their human rights” (Nepal Country Office SN Goal Statement). In Nepal, UN Women focuses on strengthening women’s voice, agency and leadership across sectors to advance women’s rights, provide space for women’s meaningful participation, and contribute to tangible differences in their lives. Under the overarching SN 2018-2022, UN Women focuses on two programmatic areas, inclusive governance, and women’s economic empowerment.

Under the overall guidance of the Representative and direct supervision of Operations Manager, the Executive Assistant ensures effective and efficient functioning of the office of the Head of UN Women Nepal Country Office, full confidentiality in all aspects of the assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made. The Executive Assistant also provides telephone communication and general reception and information services ensuring high quality and accuracy of work.


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The Executive Assistant works in close collaboration with Program and Operations teams, UN Agencies and national authorities to ensure efficient flow of information, actions on instructions, agenda items etc.

Position: UN Women: Executive Assistant (Open for Nepali nationals only)
Location: Kathmandu, NEPAL
Additional Category: Management
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post Level: SB-3
Application Dateline: 23 May 2019

Core Competencies:
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Effective Communication
Inclusive Collaboration
Stakeholder Engagement
Leading by Example

Functional Competencies
Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives;
Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;
Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;

Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions;
Uses information/databases/other management systems;
Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion;
Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
Creates edits and presents information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functionality;
Ability to establish, build and sustain effective relationships with clients, demonstrating an understanding of client’s perspective; anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly;
Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow.

Required Skills and Experience
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and having specialized secretarial or office management would be an added advantage.

A minimum of 3 years of secretarial, administrative experience is required at the national or international level.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PPT, etc.), experience in handling of web-based management systems will be an added advantage.
Experience in the UN system in a similar assignment will be an added advantage.

Language: Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali is required.

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