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[Full-Time] Programme Support Officer (UZB20.198a)

Employer British Embassy Tashkent

Information on vacancy
Period of publication 14.05.2020 - 01.06.2020
Field of activity /
Duties The British Embassy in Uzbekistan is seeking a Programme Support Officer that will be responsible for providing assistance in managing projects implemented in Uzbekistan by Post and act as a back-up for relevant programme team colleagues when needed.

The successful candidate will need to work in partnership with colleagues across post, Central Asia and the UK, and spend 100% of their time on Post's CSSF programme work which is expected to have up to five Uzbekistan based projects on media, governance and other thematic areas.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Support programme management and reporting (45%):

Х Support the local programme team in providing clear, timely and accurate monthly/quarterly financial and narrative reports to the Central Asia and UK programming hubs;
Х Support annual programme bidding round and commercial (e.g. contracts) processes;
Х Support monitoring and evaluation activities to assess impact against results at the project and programme level;
Х Work with project partners to ensure compliance of projects with respective programme requirements and value for money;
Х Manage project publicity, including drafting and translation of texts;
Х Attend project events and visit project sites in Uzbekistan;
Х Respond to daily queries from project partners.

Financial and information management (30%):

Х Monitor projects' actual and forecast spend;
Х Handle payments in line with FCO financial processes;
Х Regularly update regional programme hub on actual and forecasted spend data;
Х Manage programme information effectively in line with UK government's policy and systems, including maintenance of shared programme documents.

Other support to Central Asia and UK colleagues (25%):

Х Support programme team on annual review, audits and ad-hoc activities;
Х Provide administrative and logistical support for programme related visits and events when needed;
Х Provide support to wider programme work at Post as needed.

Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure):

Х CSSF programme valued at up to £1.5M for FY 2020-21
Requirements to the candidate
Age: Minimum 18
Gender: Irrelevant
Residence: Tashkent Region
Education: Higher
Professional requirements Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

Х Proficiency in both spoken and written English and Russian;
Х At least 2 years of experience in project management and/or monitoring and evaluation, financial planning and budget management, preferably in international organisations;
Х Good understanding of Uzbekistan and regional context;
Х Good interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders;
Х Willing to take initiative, flexible, responsible and reliable team player;
Х Able to travel within and outside the country.

Key FCO competences: Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Demonstrating Resilience

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

Х Proficient knowledge of Uzbek;
Х Experienced in using ORACLE based management/accounting systems;
Х Experienced in public diplomacy;
Х Occasionally willing to work/travel outside the working hours.
Working conditions
Region Tashkent region
Employment Full
Salary offered NA
Additional information
Additional information: This is a full-time, fixed-term contract of 9 months with possibility of renewal. Working hours are Monday to Friday, from 09.00-17.00 (40 hours per week).

There will be learning and development opportunities available such as:
Х E-learning opportunities, including financial management and ORACLE based management/accounting;
Х In-class training in Tashkent delivered by FCO Regional Learning & Development Centre (themes to be identified in consultation with the jobholder);
Х CSSF specific training;
Х Coaching and mentoring by more experienced colleagues.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background checks and security clearance.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Uzbekistan are subject to the terms and conditions of service according to local Uzbek employment law. All applicants interested in this job opportunity should have the legal right to live and work in Uzbekistan.

The British Embassy does not sponsor work permits.

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