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Vacancy Announcement (re-advertised): Programme Assistant

Position: Programme Assistant

Grade: G4

Post No.: 4WSFSC0700RP 

Employment type: Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) renewable subject to performance, and availability of funds, and continuation of the post  

Gross Salary: WST 23,590 per Year (Net Salary: WST 19,108 per Year) and annual increment subject to satisfactory performance.

Leave: 30 days/Year Annual Leave and other leave & holidays as per the Organization’s rules.

Benefits: Pension, and dependent child and dependent spouse allowance as per the organization’s rules.

Medical Insurance based on contribution.

Job overview:

Profile: If you are a Samoan National or have a legal right to work in Samoa as per the law of the country, who is learning-oriented and proactive, believes in international values, and a committed professional interested in administrative and development work, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) would like to hear from you.

Purpose of the post: Under the supervision and technical guidance of programme specialists, collects information, maintains records and prepares documentation pertaining to programme activities and supports programme management.

Application Process: Visit here for the detailed Vacancy Notice with job description and please follow instructions given below:

  1. The application with: (1) a letter of motivation, (2) scanned copies of the academic certificates, (3) copy of the passport/National ID, and (4) three references, one of who must be the immediate or the last supervisor, should be submitted to by 20 December 2018. 
  2. Applications in hard copy should reach by the due date at: UNESCO Office for the Pacific States, P.O. Box 615, Matautu-Uta, Apia, Samoa.
  3. Please quote the post title on the envelope or in the Subject line if applying by email. 
  4. Applications must be submitted in the UNESCO form understanding that application in any other format and/or after the due date will not be considered.
  5. Applicants who applied earlier, need not reapply since their application is already available. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

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