UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) is the practice lead in UNDP and much of the UN system on the prevention of armed conflict, mitigation and prevention of natural disasters, and related recovery work. BCPR’s Conflict Prevention and Recovery Team (CPRT) is responsible for practice development for the prevention of armed conflict and associated post-crisis recovery, The goal of the Team is to strengthen national capacities for the prevention of armed conflict and recovery by providing high quality policy advice and support to UNDP country offices and UN Country Teams for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes related to peacebuilding and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.
The Conflict Prevention and Recovery Team (CPRT) has primary responsibility for practice development in the area of conflict prevention and recovery. The goal of the CPRT is to provide support to UNDP country offices and UN Country Teams in their efforts to strengthen national capacities for conflict prevention, conflict management, peace-building and related recovery programmes, assessments and planning. The team provides high quality technical support to UNDP country offices for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation conflict prevention and recovery programmatic activities.
The CPRT is sub-divided into three sub-thematic groups, namely, the Conflict Prevention Group (CPG), the Governance and Rule of Law Group (GRoLG), and the Livelihoods and Economic Recovery Group (LERG). Given the cross-cutting nature of the work of the LERG and the GRoLG, responsibility and accountability of is shared between the CPRT and DRRRT. More specifically, the LERG Coordinator and the GRoLG Team Leader have a dual reporting arrangement, whereby the primary reporting line goes to the CPRT Coordinator and the secondary line goes to the DRRRT Coordinator.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Provides administrative support to the Conflict Prevention and Recovery Team Coordinator by assisting on day-to-day operations issues,focusing on achievement of the following results:
Manages the Team Coordinator’s calendar with significant autonomy, exercising sound judgement for prioritization, ensuring confidentiality, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Manages information flow and ensures synchronization of communications within CPRT; ensures the necessary arrangements are made for teleconferences with CPRT staff, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Makes all necessary arrangements related to travel of the CPRT, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Assists in the smooth running of CPRT operations by performing administrative support and logistical functions, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Impact of Results:
The key resultshave an impact on the overall day-to-day efficiency and professionalism of the Conflict Prevention and Recovery Team. Efficient administrative and secretarial support in the Team Coordinator’s office and CPRT in general has an impact on the quality and implementation of the UNDP programme. A client-oriented and efficient approach impact on the image of UNDP.
PROMOTING ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING
JOB KNOWLEDGE/ TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:
STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT OF MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
Required Skills and Experience
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Administrative Assistant (DPF)