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The position of Executive Support Associate is located within the Office of the Representation in Kathmandu, Nepal. The role of this position is to provide administrative and secretarial support services to the Representative, to ensure the smooth running of the Office and effective flow and management of administrative/routine information. This involves direct collaboration with other staff members and contacts with the teams of highranking officials, both within and outside UNHCR requiring appropriate language, tact and follow up. The incumbent prioritizes tasks and organises work independently based on direction from the Supervisor and has access to highly sensitive information; hence high level of integrity and confidentiality are a must.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Education & Professional Work Experience, Years of Experience
Certificates and/or Licenses
Relevant Job Experience
Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
*MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation;
UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures;
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
All jobs at UNHCR require six core competencies and may also require managerial competencies and/or cross functional competencies. The six core competencies are listed below.
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation
Planning and Organizing
Candidates must be Nepali nationals.
Internal staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (RALS). If you have questions regarding eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org
If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit the application letter along with duly filled signed Personal History Form by e-mail clearly stating the position title, vacancy notice number and your Last Name in the subject line to NEPKA@UNHCR.ORG by the closing date.
The Personal History Form and its supplementary sheet can be downloaded from:
No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted
candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/ or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.