Programme assistant – UN Volunteers

Kigali (RWA)
4 months with possibility of extension
26 May 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.


Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the UN-Habitat National Technical Advisor, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Support the liaison with National, international partners and consultants working on the projects;
    • Ensuring information flow and knowledge sharing among project stakeholders;
    • Facilitating access to required information and documentations,
    • Facilitation and organization of meetings for consultants and international actors working on projects;
    • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  2. Support in planning, development and implementation of UN-Habitat projects;
    • Overall activities oversight including monitoring of project’s results frameworks;
    • Ensuring that the projects are being implemented according to all agreements and frameworks;
    • Supporting in data collection and organization of related workshops and meetings;
    • Supporting in the dissemination of the different UN-Habitat products obtained in Rwanda to support sustainable urbanisation.
  3. Support in the preparation of reports to ROAF, ONE UN in Rwanda, donors and government counter parts.
    • Provides progress report (quarterly and annually projects report where required) to ROAF, ONE UN in Rwanda, donors and government counter parts.
 Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Economics, Social Sciences or other related fields with experience in programme support

 48 Months


Years of work experience: Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in administration and/or programme support services. He/she should have experience working with or collaborating with National and local government institutions and with international institutions.

  • Good knowledge and skills in dealing with the administrative and project management system.
  • Past work experience with government institution will be an asset
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge and experience of working with local partner agencies with a capacity to provide formal and informal training
  • Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service-oriented manner in a demanding working condition
  • Ability towards analytical and creative thinking for rapid solutions.
  • Flexible and adaptable

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge
 Development programme/project administration

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Application deadline: 26-05-2020



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