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UNDP Vacancy Announcement
UNDP Vacancy Announcement

Kathmandu – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nepal works with the people ad Government of Nepal, and other development partners to pursue equitable and sustainable human development goals through eradication of poverty, increase in livelihood opportunities, improvement in community resilience against conflict, disasters and impact of climate change, while laying down strong foundations for a society based on rule of law with an inclusive and participatory democracy.

Position: Programme Assistant (7 positions), Level: SB 3/Peg I

Location: Provincial Centre for Good Governance at Provinces (one in each province), NEPAL
Additional Category: Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract: Other
Post Level: Other
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: One year with the possibility of extension
Expected Duration of Assignment: July 2022

The Provincial and Local Governance Support Programme (PLGSP) is the national flagship programme of the Government of Nepal (GoN) to build institutional, organizational and individual capacity at all levels of government, with special focus on the provincial and local levels. The ultimate goal of the programme is to attain functional, sustainable, inclusive and accountable provincial and local governance. The Programme aims to contribute to the delivery of quality services at provincial and local levels, promote better local infrastructure and enhance economic prosperity. Over a period of four years, the Programme will achieve 14 outputs under the following three outcomes:

Government institutions and inter-governmental mechanisms at all levels are fully functioning in support of the federal government as per the Constitution;
Provincial and local governments have efficient, effective, inclusive and accountable institutions; and
Elected representatives and civil servants at provincial and local governments have the capacity and to serve citizens to their satisfaction.


The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration is the executive agency of the Programme. The seven provincial governments, the Local Development Training Academy, the 753 local governments, and the seven provincial-level training centres (Provincial Centres for Good Governances) are the implementing agencies of the Programme. The programme is supported by international development partners, namely, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID), the European Union (EU), the Government of Norway, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the United Nations.

To facilitate the provincial governments in the implementation of the Programme, a Provincial Programme Implementation Unit (PPIU) and a ‘Provincial Centre for Good Governance’ (PCGG) will be established by each provincial government. The PPIUs will serve the secretariat of the Programme at the provincial level and will be the link between the provincial governments and the Programme Coordination Unit at the federal level. The Provincial Programme Implementation Units (PPIUs) will be established in Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of respective provinces. The seven PPIUs are the main mechanisms to operationalize the programme support at the provincial levels, benefitting both provincial and local governments.

The Programme Assistants will work with the Provincial Centre for Good Governance at Province Level for the effective and efficient implementation of the programme activities in districts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Functions / Key Results Expected
  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the head of the PCGG Executive Director, the Programme Assistant will provide necessary assistance in day to day logistics and secretariat support for the implementation of the project activities.

Required Skills and Experience
Education: Intermediate Level in Management, Accounts, Economics or related fields
Bachelor’s Degree will be preferred

Experience: Three years of experience for Bachelor’s Degree and five years for Intermediate Level in the field of office management including financial management skills

Language requirements:
Good Knowledge of English, fluency in the language of the duty station

Other requirements:
Good commands of computer skills on Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint etc.)

Application Deadline: 14 January 2020



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