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1 Year

Short Information:

  • Organization: UNICEF
  • Job Type: Project Associate
  • Job Title: Project Associate
  • Location: Temporary
  • Close on: 21 Mar 2023

About Organization

UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) is a United Nations agency that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. The organization was established in 1946 and is headquartered in New York City.

UNICEF’s mission is to ensure that every child has the right to survive, thrive, and fulfill their potential. The organization works in over 190 countries and territories to provide life-saving support, education, healthcare, protection, and advocacy for children in need.

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UNICEF focuses on a range of areas, including health and nutrition, water and sanitation, education, child protection, and emergency response. The organization works with governments, civil society organizations, and other partners to promote the rights and well-being of children and mothers.

UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments. The organization’s work is guided by the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Over the years, UNICEF has been instrumental in reducing child mortality rates, improving access to clean water and sanitation, providing education and healthcare services, and protecting children from violence, abuse, and exploitation. The organization has also played a key role in responding to humanitarian crises, such as natural disasters and conflicts, and supporting refugees and displaced persons.

About UN Jobs in Uganda-Project Associate

The Project Associate is accountable for carrying out a wide range of procedural and specialized administrative tasks for the development of the joint UNICEF/WFP project in Mbuya under the supervision and direction of the supervisor, which calls for in-depth knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes, and policies. Coordinating meetings amongst stakeholders, reporting meeting outcomes to the project manager, and serving as the point of contact between the contractors and the agency are all part of this process. The project associate will offer assistance to encourage the process’s seamless operation, lowering the constant risk of miscommunication and delay.

A technical team consisting of the Project Manager, the Project Architect, and a Project Associate will be crucially dependent on the Project Associate. This team will work under the leadership of the Project Management Team Committee comprising of senior staff members from both UNICEF & WFP.

UN Jobs in Uganda-Project Associate Requirments


  • It is necessary to complete secondary education, ideally with the addition of technical or university coursework in business, management, communication, law, or a similar field. A qualification in Architecture, Engineering or a similar profession is an extra advantage.


  • A minimum of six years of relevant experience in administration or finance are needed. An added advantage is having experience supporting projects in architecture, engineering, or a related field.


  • English proficiency is necessary. It is advantageous to have knowledge of a local language or another official UN language, such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish.

How to Apply?

  1. If you meet the qualifications and requirements, click on the “Apply Now” button to start the application process.
  2. You will be asked to create an account on the UNICEF employment website and provide your personal information, educational background, work experience, and any other relevant information required by the job.
  3. You may also need to upload your resume/CV, cover letter, and other supporting documents.
  4. Review your application before submitting it to ensure that all the information is accurate and complete.
  5. Once you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation. The UNICEF recruitment team will review your application, and if you are shortlisted, you may be invited for an interview or assessment.

It’s important to note that the application process may vary depending on the job and location. Some jobs may require additional screening or assessments, such as a written test or an interview with a panel. Be sure to follow the instructions provided in the job posting and complete all necessary steps to ensure that your application is considered.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, you can contact the UNICEF recruitment team through the employment website.


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