Administrative Assistant

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-07-29 Deadline: 2016-08-10
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Completed secondary, technical/vocational education
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Finance / Administration
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

UNESCO Office in Kathmandu seeks applications from qualified and experienced candidates of Nepalese citizens for the following position:

Position Title  : Administrative Assistant  

Condition of Employment Full-time based in UNESCO Kathmandu Office

Type of Contract : Fixed Term

Grade  : GS 4

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Under the overall authority of the UNESCO Representative and Head of Office and the direct supervision of the Senior Administrative Assistant, the incumbent shall perform the administrative functions; 
  • Assist in the management of the regular programme budget, indirect costs and extra budgetary programme. 
  • Provides administrative and support services in processing transactions, control and maintenance of accounts and databases, and preparation of routine reports, correspondence and administrative documentation.
  • Assist in preparation of budget, check completeness, accuracy and compliance of documentation.
  • Monitor expenditures and compare with approved budget.
  • Perform other administrative duties as required
  • Participate in the relevant UN coordination meetings.

General Requirements:

Qualifications required: 


Completed secondary, technical/vocational education

 Professional experience

At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the areas of administration, finance and/or accounting.


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural environment with external and internal partners.
  • Good communication skills (verbally and in writing)
  • Solid computer skills including advanced knowledge of office software such as Word and Excel.


Excellent Nepali and English (Understanding, reading, speaking and writing)

Desirable qualifications: 


Supplementary training in the field of Finance, Business Administration or related field

Professional experience

Work experience with international agencies and good knowledge of UNESCO and the UN system


  • Experience operating with United Nations or another international organization's Financial Regulations and Rules and preparation of complex financial statements.
  • Experience using SAP or a similar system ERP. 

Assessment Method

 The evaluation of qualified candidates may include written tests followed by interviews

How to Apply:

Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Interested candidates are requested to send their application including a motivation letter in English and the complete UNESCO CV form, accompanied by a recent passport size photograph and copies of diplomas indicating the  ‘Position Title’ to the following address NOT  LATER  THAN  10 August 2016

 UNESCO Representative to Nepal

UNESCO Office in Kathmandu

P.O. Box 14391

Kathmandu, Nepal 

Email :


The  Application form (CV UNESCO Form) is available for downloading in the right side column under Files:


Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a test and/or interview.

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



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Organization Summary

In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.

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