Programme Assistants (several positions) – Bangkok

Summary of key functions:

Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator and the additional supervision of the Operations Manager in Bangkok, the Programme Assistant will be responsible for providing a range of administrative and logistical support to the implementation of UNODC activities in countries of Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. The activities to be supported may cover the full spectrum of UNODC mandate areas: counter-terrorism, organized crime, cybercrime, drug production and trafficking, criminal justice and prison reform, drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, etc.

Specific tasks to be performed by the Programme Assistant:

The incumbent will fulfill the following tasks:

  • Assist in initiating and finalizing budget revisions, work plans, notes to the file, etc. to facilitate the implementation and monitoring of the assigned project activities;
  • Organize international and national conferences, meetings, training and workshops held countries of Southeast Asia and the Pacific region, and travel to the events’ location if needed;
  • Prepare travel plans and organize travel dates for participants to UNODC events, and for UNODC staff as required. Prepare travel requests to be sent to the travel agents to issue air tickets, request payment of Daily Subsistence Allowances (DSAs) and terminal expenses when needed, and determine appropriate budget lines;
  • Prepare any document required for consultants’ contract issuance/management and follow up on payment requests of their fees as per their terms of reference;
  • Provide support to assigned projects and to relevant UNODC personnel in Bangkok on aspects related to the preparation of payment requests in the UNODC administrative systems (Umoja and ProFi), as well as payment reconciliation and expenditure verification. Follow up with UNDP offices on project expenditures and payments;
  • Plan and organize the procurement of goods and services required for the assigned projects, ensure compliance with, and verify, regulations and procedures to be applied when procuring goods or services. Conduct low value procurement (up to US$ 10,000) and initiate procurement processes for all types of goods and services required under the assigned projects;
  • Collect and compare offers from vendors and liaise with the UNODC Procurement Team in Bangkok and relevant personnel at UNDP Country Offices to ensure abidance with relevant UN rules and regulations. Liaise with bidders and vendors, and follow up with suppliers and expediters to ensure timely delivery;
  • Complete administrative workflows in relation to the handover of equipment to Member States’ institutions and liaise with the UNODC personnel in Bangkok in charge of asset management;
  • Support the closing of administrative workflows in relation to the procurement of goods and services after they have effectively been received, and liaise with UNDP Country Offices and relevant UNODC personnel in Bangkok to provide/obtain the necessary documentation;
  • Contribute to the development of administrative and financial guidance for UNODC programme personnel in the region, and contribute to exchange of information among colleagues to identify and spread best practices and experiences;
  • Draft correspondence and contribute to project documents;
  • Prepare informal translations and act as interpreter when required;
  • Contribute to developing and maintaining a filing system for projects;
  • Perform any other work-duties as required.

Impact of Results

Efficient and timely achievement of the results directly affects programme delivery. Inaccuracy in information supplied, inefficiency in support services provided, inadequacy in organizational and logistical arrangements made and insufficient client orientation will have a significant negative impact on programme efficiency and Organization’s reputation.

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