UNODC Programme Assistant Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

UNODC Programme Assistant Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

UNODC Ethiopia looking for “Programme Assistant”.

Applicants with a High School Diploma may apply on or before 23rd November, 2023.

For two decades, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been helping make the world safer from drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism. We are committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling these threats and promoting peace and sustainable well-being as deterrents to them.

UNODC Programme Assistant Jobs 2023

The UNODC has published a job vacancy announcement on 26th October, 2023 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Programme Assistant to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Recruiter United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Position Programme Assistant
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia
Total Vacant Post Multiple Positions
Qualification High School Diploma
Experience Required Minimum Five (05) years
Application Deadline 23rd November, 2023

UNODC Job Vacancy 2023

Job Responsibilities:

Within limits of assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide assistance in support of planning and implementation activities/processes for, typically, a medium-size and complex component of the departmental programme/project initiatives.
  • Compile, summarize, and present basic information/data on specific programmes/project and related topics or issues.
  • Assist in the coordination of programme/project planning and preparation; monitor status of programme/project proposals; take necessary action to ensure project documents are completed and submitted to relevant parties for approval.
  • Review project documents, especially cost plans/budgets, for completeness and compliance with relevant rules and procedures prior to submission for final approval and signature; identify inconsistencies; distribute project documents to relevant parties upon approval.
  • Review budget revisions; verify availability of funds; ensure necessary approval and entry in computerized budget system.
  • Serve as focal point for administrative coordination of programme/project implementation activities, involving extensive liaison with diverse organizational units to initiate requests, obtain necessary clearances, process and follow-up on administrative actions, e.g. recruitment and appointment of personnel, travel arrangements, training/study tours, authorization of payments, disbursement of funds, procurement of equipment and services, etc.
  • Compile, summarize and enter data on project delivery; draft related status reports, identifying shortfalls in delivery, budget overruns, etc., and bring to the attention of management.
  • Prepare, maintain, and update files (electronic and paper) and internal databases; design and generate a variety of periodic and ad hoc reports, statistical tables, graphic content, and other background materials/notes to facilitate inspection and other reviews.
  • Draft correspondence and communications related to all aspects of programme/project administration, including work plan and budgets, revisions, and other related issues, as well as prepare unit contributions for a variety of periodic reports.
  • Under the guidance of the Programme Management Officer, undertake logistical administrative and financial arrangements, for meetings, events and workshops organized by the Office.
  • Assist in the recruitment process and monitoring of contracts for long- and short-term staff, as well as technical assistance personnel, as required for effective project/programme implementation.
  • Perform general administrative tasks (e.g. arrangements for meeting, logistics support for other events, reservations).
  • Prepare and/or process administrative requests/documents (e.g. requisitions, purchase orders, travel requests, contracts, expenditure authorizations, visa applications, etc.).
  • Verify receipt and accuracy of requisite documents, approvals, signatures, etc. to ensure compliance with relevant legal, financial and other requirements.
  • Generate a variety of standard statistical reports, work orders, etc., using various databases mainly payments to Finance.

Position in Organization:

  • Posting Title: Programme Assistant (multiple positions), G5
  • Job Code Title: Programme Management Assistant
  • Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
  • Posting Period: 25 October 2023 – 23 November 2023
  • Job Opening Number: 23-Programme Management-UNODC-220764-R-Addis Ababa (O)
  • Staffing Exercise N/A

Educational Qualification and Experience:


  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.



  • A minimum of five years of experience in programme or project administration, technical cooperation or related area is required. The minimum number of years is reduced to three for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.
  • Experience working with an ERP (Enterprise Resources Planning) system is required.
  • Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.
  • Experience in grants and sub grants management is desirable.
  • Work experience with a talent management system (e.g. Inspira) is desirable.
  • Experience in SAP/Umoja (travel, requisitioning, budget and grants) is desirable.
  • Experience providing administrative support to an office of the United Nations common system, or a comparable international organization is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Amharic is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

How to Apply UNODC Programme Assistant Jobs 2023

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The Closing Date: 23rd November, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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