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Administrative Associate

Number of Position: One [1]

Category: Fixed Term Appointment [GS-7]

Job Opening ID: 40721

Duty station: Kathmandu

Deadline: Friday, 14 January 2022 by 5:00 pm Nepal Time

Duration: One year (renewable)



1. Education:

  • Secondary School education completion required. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, finance, information technology, economics or related field is desired.


2. Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience preferably in public or private sector procurement, logistics, marketing, public or business administration, commercial or law related disciplines or program at local level, preferably in organizations working in international development or public sector institutions is required. Experience from non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations and the private sector will also be treated equivalently.
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (in particular, applications related to database and data analysis), ERP systems, such as PeopleSoft or Oracle, E-filing system and other software applications is a strong advantage.
  • Experience in working with international procurement and logistics or business operations is desirable.
  • Experience of managing a team, supervising and mentoring staff; ability to motivate performance at the highest level and maintain a cohesive working environment.
  • Knowledge of procurement in a humanitarian setting is an asset.
  • Experience from working with UNFPA or another UN agency is an asset.
  • CIPS 2 Certificate is an asset.


How to apply: UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.


A full job description of the position can be accessed at and only applications using this link will be accepted.


Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.


UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all, including persons with disabilities.