Administrative Assistant

World Food Programme
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable Views:1991
Posted Date: 2017-01-01 Deadline: 2017-01-10
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Finance / Administration
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Administrative Assistant(Adaptation)-1(pos)

The Government of Nepal (GoN) has received contribution from Adaptation Fund (AF) to execute a project entitled “Adapting to Climate-Induced Threats to Food Production and Food Security in the Karnali region of Nepal". Following the recommendations from the GoN, the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations has been selected by the Adaptation Fund to implement the project activities in the capacity of a Multilateral Implementing Entity (MIE). The project will be executed in line with the Government's National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) and Local Adaptation Plans of Action (LAPA) in Kalikot, Jumla and Mugu districts. The project period is four years.

The project’s goal is to increase the adaptive capacity of climate vulnerable and food insecure poor households by improved management of livelihood assets and natural resources in the above districts of Karnali region. Its objectives are the following:

  • Strengthened local capacity to identify climate risks and design adaptive strategies
  • Diversified livelihood and strengthened food security for climate vulnerable poor households in target areas
  • Increased resilience of natural systems that support livelihoods to climate change induced stresses
Key Accountabilities
  • Manage and maintain paper and electronic records of the project activities in accordance with established procedures, to ensure swift and easy data access as required.
  • Check the provision of a range of services, including facilities and light vehicle management, travel, protocol related, etc., maintaining information, to contribute to the provision of a safe and comfortable working environment.
  • Collate and process information including dissemination to support the production of standard documents and reports for the unit, to enable decision-making and the effective management of resources.
  • Undertake research and perform basic analyses of data, to contribute to the provision of accurate information and effective management of resources.
  • Prepare and update list of stakeholders, government officials, partners and donor agencies
  • Arrange venues for seminars and prepare the list of participants. Facilitate the travels as required.
  • Be a first point of contact for internal queries, to facilitate the provision of efficient and effective resolution of daily issues.
  • Provide inputs to routine methods and practices in own area of work, to support the continuous improvement of services provided.
  • Provide logistics support as required by the Programme.
  • Other as required

General Requirements:


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Nepali.


  • Minimum four years of work experience in administrative and support activities
  • Has demonstrated an ability to perform all routine administrative activities in line with WFPs operating standards through day to day work
  • Has supported in providing ad-hoc guidance to new staff members
  • Competency in communication, planning and reporting in English language.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills on MS Office (word, excel and power point)

How to Apply:

Date of issuance of External Vacancy Announcement: 28 December 2016

Deadline for applications: 10 January 2017

To apply, please visit

Candidates are requested to Create an account in system before applying. Candidate curriculum vitae, UN Personal Histoty Form (P11) and applications will be registered allowing to update profile, apply for a job through wfp career website.


Send an updated and a complete UN Personal History Form (P 11) and application via e-mail to  addressed to:

The Representative, WFP Nepal Country Office, Chakupat, Patan Dhoka Road, Lalitpur, Nepal

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


                                          The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever


Organization Summary

The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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