Service Contract

Programme and Finance Assistant [Closed]

19 November 2020

Kathmandu, Biratnagar, and Dhangadhi

Programme and Finance Assistant (3 positions)

Category: Service Contract [SB-3/Peg 2]

Duty Station: Kathmandu, Biratnagar, and Dhangadhi

Deadline: Thursday, 19 November 2020 by 5 pm Nepal time

Background:  Advancing gender equality and promoting the empowerment of women are key priorities in the UNFPA Strategic Plan 2018-2021.  UNFPA is a leading player in Gender-Based Violence prevention and response in Nepal. The Country Office manages a portfolio of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) programmes, focused both on multi-sectoral essential services and on prevention. This includes its flagship GBV Prevention and Response (GBVPR) project, jointly funded by the Governments of Norway and Switzerland. Evaluations and reviews have shown positive results from the first phase of the project, and there is scope to consolidate and further expand the GBV portfolio through a second phase of the project. This position is intended to assist the country office in managing the second phase of the GBVPR project as well as to further enhance and grow UNFPA Nepal’s programmatic and thought leadership in this area.

Eligibility:  Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Accountancy, Chartered Accountancy and related fields is required; Minimum of three (3) years professional experience in similar role; Some experience in research assistance and general understanding of programme support, monitoring and evaluation is desirable; Good writing and communication skills with the ability to draft correspondence in a clear, accurate and concise manner; Experience and knowledge of working with the United Nations is preferable; Good interpersonal, planning, organizational and multitasking skills; Ability to work independently and harmoniously in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic team environment maintaining tact and discretion in all dealings; Computer literacy - Proficiency in the use of MS Office Packages and ERP systems; Good knowledge of Atlas/PeopleSoft is an asset;  Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali is required.

How to apply: More detailed information, including the detailed Terms of Reference, competency profile and education/experience and other requirements can be found at: Applicants (Nepalese nationals only) must complete a Personal History Form (P-11), and attach a curriculum vitae (CV). The P-11 form can be downloaded from Please send your applications only by email to clearly marking the Position Title in the Subject of your email.    

Deadline for applications: Thursday, 19 November 2020 by 5.00 pm Nepal time. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. UNFPA will only respond to applicants to whom we have further interest.

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.