Fixed Term Appointment

Personal Assistant to Representative

12 February 2019

Dili, Timor-Leste

The Position:

The Personal Assistant (PA) provides critical senior level, administrative, secretarial and communications support, as a direct report of the Country Representative.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

As the key administrative support to the Country Representative, you will be responsible for maintaining full confidentiality, upholding protocol, managing information flow and following up on deadlines and commitments.  You will also facilitate knowledge building and management; provide logistical support; support communications; and coordinate secretarial services.


Qualifications and Experience

Education: Completed Secondary Level Education required. First level university degree desirable.

Knowledge and Experience: 

Six years of relevant experience in administration.

Some experience in research assistance.

Strong interpersonal and organisational skills.

Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT financial systems.

Good written and verbal communication skills.


Fluency in English; knowledge of Tetum and Portuguese is desirable.

Language: English

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