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Programme Support Associate at UNV


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Job Description

3 Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree


  • Organization: UNV – United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Tokyo
  • Grade: Volunteer – International Specialist – Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-24


The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program is a UN organization that encourages peace and development through volunteerism throughout the world. The program proposes volunteer opportunities in 150 countries and has volunteers from 160 countries with eclectic backgrounds and perspectives. UN Volunteers work in different fields such as disaster reply, society empowerment, and endurable livelihoods. If you are curious in serving in a UNV program, you can find a guide to UN volunteer jobs on volunteerforever.com.


The duties for Programme Support Associate at UNV are :

  • Help the coordination and management of the process of assignment, identification and matching for candidates for UN Volunteers
  • Assist in liaising with key partners, such as Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Japan, UNDP Tokyo, and other partners to assure knowledge of UNV’s mandate and the nature of UN Volunteer assignments;
  • Support the hosting agencies by confirming timely submission of quality terms of reference, interview reports and other documents related to hosting by the partaking UN agencies. Keep all partners regularly informed about the status of the programme;
  • Assure effective orientation of new volunteers previous to fielding, and debriefing of volunteers upon their return to Japan;
  • Cooperate in the documentation of UN Youth University Volunteers’ achievements and outputs, as required;
  • Aid interaction and follow up with UNV regional offices on the calls for Fully funded assignments.
  • Support the performance of resource mobilization and partnerships building
  • Supply logistical support for high-level events including tasks of the UNV Executive Office and other senior personnel from UNV to Japan, and advocacy events in connection to the Japan partnership; • Support UNV Tokyo’s resource mobilization efforts and outreach to current and potential donors in Japan; • Provide inputs and updates to outreach andpublicity material directed towards partners and donors in Japan;
  • Oversee administrative matters
  • Help in the implementation and streamlining of office and programme operations, including budget revision, financial reporting, donor reporting and administration of the volunteer deployment cycle among others;
  • Help in the preparation of the annual budget for FF volunteers and monitor the implementation of the budget;

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The requirements for Programme Support Associate at UNV are :

  • 3 years of background in project / programme management, partnerships, and coordination or other relevant programmes; background working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset;
  • Outstanding oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots society members, religious and youth associations , and authorities at different levels; familiarity
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant area, e.g. international relations, social science, project / programme management, or other related areas.
  • English understanding  Level: Fluent, Required.
  • Japanese understanding  Level: Fluent, Required.


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