RE-ADVERTISEMENT-NATIONAL POST: Personal Assistant to Director,Suva, Fiji, Pacific Sub-Regional Office, G-6

Level: G-6
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 11 January 2019 - 5:00pm(Fiji time)
Duty station: Suva, Fiji
Job ID: 19873


The Position:

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative and Director, Pacific Sub-regional Office, the Personal Assistant provides administrative and secretarial support, maintaining full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, information flow and follow up on deadlines and commitments made.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The incumbent provides senior level communications, administrative and secretarial support to the UNFPA Representative and Director, Pacific Sub-regional Office in close collaboration with APRO.   The incumbent also provides organizational functions of the office in terms of:  providing effective communications support to the office; ensure facilitation of knowledge building and management; provide logistical support; and coordinates the secretarial services of the office.



• Completed secondary level education required. 

• First level university (Bachelors) degree in Administration and/or Management is desirable.

Knowledge and Experience: 

• Minimum 6 years of relevant experience in administration ad senior secretarial level

• Some experience in research and knowledge of protocol will be an added benefit 

• Previous experience in the UN is an advantage;

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;

• Computer literacy - Word, Excel, Power-point, etc.;

• Good knowledge of ATLAS/PeopleSoft, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and  statistical packages will be an asset;

• Good writing and communication skills;

• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

• Successful completion of UN clerical test is desirable;


Fluency in English and knowledge of the local language is required. 

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 0.9 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 79%
Girls 88%