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Associate Project Officer International Development

The Project Support Officer will work in the International Development Programme of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Working under the supervision of the Programme Manager for International Development, the Project Support Officer will undertake a range of implementation, administrative, reporting and research activities to support the development and delivery of projects, in line with established plans and objectives.


Within delegated authority, the Associate Project Officer will:

  • Support the Programme Manager and other team members in project implementation by drafting documents such as sections of project funding submissions/proposals and donor reports.
  • Establish procedures and systems to implement digital transformation in the activities of the Programme. 
  • In close coordination with other team colleagues, be the focal point for the Programme’s input into the IPU’s M&E system by organizing the collection, processing, analysis and documentation of data and facilitating a systematic approach in data management.
  • Manage administrative and logistical arrangements for the organization of activities of the International Development Programme, such as capacity building, regional and interregional seminars, self-assessments and other events. Duties will include inter alia, travel arrangements, registration, and financial and logistical aspects of activities.
  • Develop and manage a database of good parliamentary practices on SDG implementation. Conduct basic research and data collection.
  • Develop and maintain a database of external experts to support the Programme activities.
  • Carry out the duties of Assistant Secretary to the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development.
  • Carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the Programme Manager and which are consistent with the overall responsibilities of the position.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

  • Parliamentary staff and Members of Parliament
  • Staff from the United Nations and other partner organizations
  • Managers and staff of the IPU Secretariat
  • External collaborators/experts

Qualifications and competencies

  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience working at national and international levels in a similar role.Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences or equivalent.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English and French. Knowledge of a third official UN language is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in the organization of conferences and meetings.
  • Experience in sustainable development.
  • Knowledge of the functioning of national parliaments.
  • Experience in supporting project implementation, including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in liaising with parliaments and other national/international institutions.
  • Proven research skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • General computer skills (MS Office applications, Internet) and curiosity about digital transformation.


The Inter-Parliamentary Union offers an attractive salary and benefits package comparable to that of other international organizations headquartered in Geneva, commensurate with education and experience.

Indicative Annual Net Salary at the P2 level (entry level, net of tax) is USD  50’377 at single rate (plus allowance for primary dependents if applicable).

Post Adjustment

A post adjustment for Geneva will be paid in addition to the above amount taking into account the exchange rates established by the International Civil Service Commission (website: This rate stands at 84% for April 2023.

Employment Policy

This position will be filled through an international recruitment process that will be open to internal and external applicants. From among equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to the under-represented sex and persons from countries not represented in the Secretariat.

This position will be based in Geneva and will require occasional travelling. It will be for an initial period of one year, renewable depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to the:

Director, Support Services
Inter-Parliamentary Union
5, chemin du Pommier
Case postale 330
CH-1218 le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Tel.:        +41 22 919 41 50
Fax:        +41 22 919 41 60
Email:     [email protected]

Applications should be received on or before 11 June 2023. In order to ensure prompt and efficiency processing of your application, you are required to provide, along with your curriculum vitae, a detailed covering letter explaining how you meet each of the requirements of the position with concrete examples.

Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.