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Assistant Administrator & Director

Category: General Management/Admin

Job Description

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Job Responsibilities

  • Participation in UNDP’s highest level corporate decision-making body, the Executive Group (EG), helping to identify and implement strategic directions for the Organization as a whole;
  • Acting as the primary UNDP interface with stakeholders on crisis - related issues;
  • Building strategic partnerships with key stakeholders to carry out UNDP’s mission and achieve results.
  • Managing the Crisis Bureau and working collaboratively and collegiately across UNDP, to achieve outcomes and results in line with UNDP’s Strategic Plan:
  • Providing overall leadership and shaping strategic thinking for UNDP integrated approach on crisis and fragility related issues;
  • Providing executive leadership and management for Crisis Bureau, supporting the overall goals of UNDP and the UN system;
  • Developing and driving UNDP’s vision and priorities for crisis prevention, response, recovery and anticipation, leading timely and informed decision-making and management actions;
  • Ensuring high quality performance by providing oversight for all UNDP crisis-related actions;
  • Representing UNDP in relevant crisis and fragility related UN mechanisms and fora, as well as in the international crisis community;
  • Representing UNDP in relevant fora related to the cross-pillar collaboration including humanitarian-development-peace nexus and the integration;
  • Ensuring global advocacy for UNDP’s role in crisis and fragile settings;
  • Engaging with the donor community and other actors on crisis related issues, including resource mobilization; and
  • Overseeing and managing Crisis Bureau’s operations in financial, human resources, procurement and general administration’s engagement in the region.

Other Educational Qualification

  • Advanced University degree in development-related disciplines, Economics, International Relations, Public Policy, Business Administration, or other relevant disciplines.
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in another United Nations official language is a distinct advantage.


  • A strong record of progressively responsible, substantive and results achievement experience at the international level, including in development programming, resource mobilization and advocacy;
  • Experience in interagency and international co-operation, negotiation of partnerships, mobilization of resources and management of programmes. The candidates will have held leadership roles and demonstrated their ability to advocate for effective solutions;
  • In-depth knowledge of crisis response activities, managing related complex situations, interagency and international cooperation, negotiation of partnerships, mobilization of resources and /or management of programmes in crisis - related contexts with national, regional, international entities, including the ability to influence/advance dialogue and present such material at global and regional fora;
  • Experience of the UN and/or other intergovernmental institutions and international entities;


  • Negotiable

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UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

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Job Summary

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: United States of America
  • Employment Type: Contractual
  • Experience: 0 to 1 Year
  • Vacancy: Not Specific
  • Gender: Any
  • Published on:May 22, 2023
  • Application Deadline: June 22, 2023
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