UNV Programme Assistant for UN Women ECARO (Ref: UNV Programme Assistant for UN Women ECARO)

UNV İstanbul
Programme Assistant
Tam Zamanlı 1-3
İngilizce (C1, Level 5, Upper Intermediate),İngilizce (C2, Level 6, Advanced),Türkçe (C2, Level 6, Advanced)
Bu ilan yayından kaldırılmış Görüntülenme : 2460


İlan Detayları

To create a profile in UNV Global Talent Pool, review the details, and apply for the open call: https://app.unv.org

Candidate must be a Turkish citizen with a valid work permit, and up to 27 years old for this National UN Youth Volunteer assignment.

Mission and objectives

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 Regional Office for the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region was established in Istanbul, Turkey, at the beginning of 2014 as a part of the UN Women’s new regional architecture. The ECA Regional Office covers 12 countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo (in the context of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999), Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Türkiye, and Ukraine). Based on UN legislative mandates and the UN Women Strategic Plan, the Regional Office for ECA (ECARO) is tasked with providing strategic programme development, policy/ technical advisory services and quality assurance support to field offices and regional/sub-regional programmes. It undertakes or coordinates regional research and data analysis; and advises on norms, policies and strategies for achieving the internationally and regionally agreed goals related to gender equality and women’s empowerment issues. It acts as a knowledge hub at the regional level, collecting evidence on progress and emerging issues and sharing knowledge on innovative approaches and lessons learned in implementation.

Reporting to ECARO Programme Specialist, the Programme Assistant works with and provides support to the members of the Programme Team in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. The Programme Assistant provides programmatic, administrative, and logistical assistance to the team for the smooth programme implementation.

Task description

a) Provide administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of programmes: • Provide administrative support in the preparation of programme/project work plans, budgets, and proposals on programme/project implementation arrangements, including tracking the delivery of funds; • Provide administrative support to the executing agencies/responsible parties on routine delivery and reporting of programme/project supported activities and finances; • Provide administrative support for the audit of programmes/projects and support implementation of audit recommendations; • Identify sources and gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, speeches and position papers, in collaboration with the Programme team.

b) Provide administrative support to the financial management of the Programme Unit: • Create projects in Quantum system, prepare budget revisions, revise project awards and status; and determine unutilized funds and the operational and financial close of a project; • Provide administrative support in monitoring and preparation of budget and the finances of programmes/projects, and in the preparation of FACE forms; • Prepare non-PO vouchers for development projects; • Process payments in Quantum system, as delegated; • Create requisitions in Quantum system for development projects; register good receipts in Quantum system.

c) Provide administrative support to the Programme Unit: • Undertake all logistical, administrative and financial arrangements for the organization of meetings, workshops, events, and missions; • Make travel arrangements for the Programme Team, including travel requisitions and claims; • Draft minutes in meetings, as delegated; • Assemble briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations, in collaboration with the Programme team; • Organize and coordinate online filing of documents; maintain mailing lists.

d) Provide administrative support to resource mobilization: • Organize, compile, and process documentation and information from donors, and programme team as inputs to various databases and documents.

e) Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing: • Provide administrative support to the organization of training for the office staff and partners on programme and operations related issues.

f) Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Required Experiences:

  • 2 years of experience in administrative or programme management/support;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration is an asset;
  • Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages;
  • Experience in the use of ERP systems, preferably Oracle Cloud, is desirable;
  • Experience in supporting a team is an asset;
  • Fluency in Turkish and English (Required).


The UN Volunteer will be based in Istanbul. For more information on UN Volunteer allowances and support, please visit: https://www.unv.org/volunteer-your-country-conditions-service

  • Volunteer Living Allowance (per month): USD 980, disbursing in Turkish Lira
  • Entry lump sum (one-time payment): USD 400
  • Exit allowance: USD 100 per contract service month (when successful completion of the assignment)
  • Medical, life and disability insurance: Cigna Private Insurance (including eligible dependents)
  • Annual leave: 2.5 days accrued per calendar month
  • Uncertified sick leave: 7 days for 12 months and 4 days for shorter assignments
  • Free access to different learning platforms

It is essential to keep in mind that registration in the UNV Global Talent Pool does not guarantee a volunteer assignment. Being selected for a volunteer assignment is a highly competitive process. Our United Nations System partners establish requests for volunteers based on specific needs and requirements. These volunteer opportunities receive enormous interest, and it is simply not possible for all qualified and experienced candidates registered in our talent pool to become UN Volunteers. Here are some points to keep in mind: To avoid the disappointment of applying and not getting contacted, always carefully read the Description of Assignment (DoA) before you apply to determine if you are fully eligible and if your profile fully matches the assignment requirements. Keep your UNV profile always up to date and complete. And please note that this is not a job, but it is only a volunteer assignment.


The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UNV volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity, as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.
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