Liaison & Operations Associate (ITC)SB3/3

High School   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1350
Date Posted:Sep 30, 2018
Closing Date:Oct 13, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Service Contract
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:96,90,66

About UNDP Afghanistan:

UNDP supports stabilization, state building, governance and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Afghan citizens. Over the years UNDP support has spanned such milestone efforts as the adoption of the Constitution; Presidential, Parliamentary and Provincial Council elections; institutional development through capacity-building to the legislative, the judicial and executive arms of the state, and key ministries, Government agencies and commissions at the national and subnational levels. UNDP has played a key role in the management of the Law and Order Trust Fund, which supports the Government in developing and maintaining the national police force and in efforts to stabilize the internal security environment. Major demobilization, disarmament and rehabilitation and area-based livelihoods and reconstruction programmes have taken place nationwide. UNDP Programmes in Afghanistan have benefited from the very active support of donors. UNDP Afghanistan is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability and works in close coordination with the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan and the UN system as a whole to maximize the impact of its development efforts on the ground.

Job Summary:

The liaison and operations officer will work under the general supervision of ITC’s Chief Technical Adviser and the Head of Inclusive Agribusiness Systems and under the direct supervision of the Social Affairs officer of PCTP/DCP.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Functional/Technical Competencies:


Ability to effectively communicate intensions and requirements to internal and external stakeholders

Team Building

Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goals

Knowledge Management

Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge

Office Administration

Ability to manage day-to-day office activities (including but not limited to travel management, facilities and asset management, policy and procedures

Duties & Responsibilities:

The National Staff will be responsible for the following duties:

Performs a wide range of office support and operational functions.
Responds or drafts responses to routine correspondence and other communications; uses standard word processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports.
Monitors processes and schedules related the unit’s outputs, products, tasks, etc.; where applicable, assists in the verification of receipt and accuracy of requisite documents, approvals, signatures, etc. to ensure compliance with relevant legal, financial and other requirements.
Researches, compiles and organizes information and reference materials from various sources for reports, work plans, studies, briefings, meetings/conferences, etc.
Generates a variety of standard statistical and other reports, work orders, etc., using various databases.
Proofreads documents and edits texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, and for adherence to established standards for format
Screens phone calls and visitors; responds to moderately complex information requests and inquiries (e.g. answers requests requiring file search, etc.), and as necessary, refers inquiries to appropriate personnel for handling.
Provides logistics support to Geneva team mission planning, meetings, boards, committees, conferences, etc. in the feild
Assists in the preparation of presentation materials using appropriate technology/software.
Maintains calendar/schedules; monitors changes and communicates relevant information to appropriate staff in Kabul
Performs data entry and extraction functions.
Reviews, records, distributes and/or processes mail and other documents; follows-up on impending actions.
Updates and maintains large distribution lists; monitors, prepares and distributes various materials, reports, where possible using electronic formats; handles arrangement for printing and translation as necessary; coordinates shipment arrangements, courier services, etc.
Maintains files (both paper and electronic) and databases for EFI activities in Afghanistan in collaboration with National Staff from Herat.
Assists in providing software and office equipment support.
Provides guidance to less experienced staff on general office processes and procedures, computer applications, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Impact of Results;

The key results have a direct impact on the success of the implementation of the overall project, ITC’s visibility and business development in the region and the economic development of Afghanistan thorough enhanced ethical trade in the fashion and food sectors.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul



High School Diploma and University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be a requirement.

A minimum of 5 years of experience with Bachelor’s and 7 years with High School Diploma in general office support or related area.
Previous experience in the UN or specialized agencies of the UN system desirable.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems. Knowledge of UMOJA is highly desirable

Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Fluency in written and spoken Pashto and Dari is desired.

Job Keywords:

Office Adminstration
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