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Junior programme administrative officer - based on Sint Maarten

Background 

On 6 September 2017, hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in the Caribbean. The island of Sint Maarten was heavily affected with 90% of structures damaged. Sint Maarten is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Shortly after the storm, UNICEF Netherlands conducted postdisaster needs assessments on St. Maarten in the area of education and child protection from a children's rights perspective. Based on the assessments findings, UNICEF Netherlands formulated related recommendations with corresponding activities. UNICEF Netherlands is implementing several of the formulated activities in 2018 in coordination with relevant ministries and departments within the Government of St. Maarten. The main components of the programme are: 

  • Psychosocial support capacity building.
  • Strengthening emergency preparedness and response in both the education and child protection sectors.
  • Life skills for children and youth through sports.

Purpose of the job 

The incumbent will provide programmatic and administrative support to the team to ensure timely and successful implementation of planned activities. Tasks include: 

  • Support in organizing trainings and workshops (venue, logistics, agenda, invitations).
  • Conduct monitoring visits.
  • Prepare meeting reports and minutes during activities. 
  • Support in obtaining quotations from vendors for various purposes and making purchases in conformity with internal procedures.
  • Follow-up on invoices and payments as needed. 
  • Support in producing visibility materials (banners, advertisements) and communication materials.
  • Arrange travel logistics for staff and visitors.
  • Responsible for filing and documentation.
  • Perform any other operational and administrative tasks as required.

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social studies, law, education, business administration or other relevant field.
  • Strong interest in human rights and the social domain.
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in similar roles.
  • Ample experience working and living on Sint Maarten.
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficiency of standard office software (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • At ease working in multi-cultural working environments and dealing with people having a different academic or cultural background.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate our core values of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. 

Our offer 

A reference check is part of the procedure. The successful candidate will be offered a 6 months contract, based on Sint Maarten, with possible extension depending on funding. The salary is benchmarked against local salary levels. The preferred starting date is in June 2018. 

How to apply 

Potential candidates are invited to express their interest by submitting their CV and letter of motivation by 20 May 2018 to: Marieke Roelfsema, project lead Sint Maarten, mroelfsema@unicef.nl.