Office Premises Assistant at The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Headquartered in New York City, the status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Office Premises Assistant

Job Identification: 14704
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Schedule: Full-time
Grade: NPSA-3
Vacancy Type: Fixed Term
Contract Duration: 1 Year with Possibility for extension


  • The incumbent will accelerate gender equality and women’s empowerment within all implementations and promote UNDP’s mandate as a gender-responsive organization with zero tolerance to any kind of discriminatory and abusive behavior, including sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Operations Analyst, the Office Premises Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day upkeep and maintenance of the sub-office premises in Maiduguri including generator maintenance, minor repairs, supervision of cleaners, garden upkeep and security personnel.

Office Premises Maintenance:

  • Ensures the generator and solar-powered inverter system are functional and well maintained.
  • Maintain diesel consumption monthly and facilitates the diesel supply to generator.
  • Maintains a logbook for solar performance, all payments and premises related documents.
  • Directs the office cleaner as needed and monitors their work;
  • Monitor the status and conditions of the office premises and facilities and reports any abnormality or malfunctions to Operation Analyst or respective officials.
  • Coordination of the warehouse arrangement
  • Facilitation of dispenser bottle water on a weekly basis.
  • Submits monthly premises payment documents for further processing.
  • Perform any other duty requested by the supervisor.

Administrative Support Functions:

  • Provides front-desk support services to the suboffice.
  • Support with accommodation booking at the humanitarian hub.
  • Coordinates in and out flow of movement of goods in the office (stationery, office equipment when necessary);
  • Monitors the inventory level of office supplies.
  • Monitoring of visitors to the premises; assistance to visitors by providing directions and accurate information
  • Receipt, registration and forwarding of incoming mail and other correspondence to proper units;
  • Undertakes photocopying, printing and scanning of relevant material for staff.
  • Provides logistical support for meetings, setting up of conference rooms, and refreshments being provided;
  • Perform any other duty requested by the supervisor.

Security Support Functions:

  • Ensures familiarization with emergency procedures -Fire Safety and Security Plan for the sub office, location of muster point, and assists in related procedures where necessary;
  • Knowledgeable of location of all office fire extinguishers and emergency exits and equipped to utilize equipment in case of emergencies within premises;
  • Ensuring availability/supply/replenishment of dry food for the office bunker.
  • Perform any other duty requested by the supervisor.

ICT Support:

  • Support to organization and scheduling of meeting using video conference, as well as general services.
  • Perform any other duty requested by the supervisor.

Facilitation of Knowledge Building and Management:

  • Contribution to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Ensuring availability of coverage and backstopping for Operations Analyst as well as for other General Service staff in the Office where available for indicated absences.
  • Perform any other duty requested by the supervisor.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Secondary Education is required.


  • Minimum 3 years (with secondary education) of professional working experience in Operations or Administration;
  • Ability to utilize basic working tools within the office premises.
  • Use of excel, Microsoft word, knowledge of Quantum general applications.
  • At least 3 years of work experience as a Clerk or in administrative role.
  • Previous work with State Institutions/ International Organization’s is an asset.
  • Ability to multitask within units.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 20th December, 2023.