Various Positions (Current Employee), New York, NY – June 29, 2014
Pros: lots of different people
Cons: lots of different people, management = former hippies/spanish majors turned financial managers, losing money.
First UNDP is a very cool place to work if you land in the right place. Second all of these reviews are in the last year or two. That should be the first hint of something not-all-right. The third thing is half of them are fake. Avoided Management starting from the D's.
I respect the objective of the organiazation of spreading public awareness on the their rights specially woman. I learned how to edit organization news letter summarizing activities in the legal sector
My day at the Regional Center in Cairo - UNDP is very busy and full of people. I started work as the Administrative Associate who is responsible as described in my resume with a number of responsibilities of managing the premises, drivers and all services related to the Center. Later on when the HR Associate left our office I was also given the responsibility – more... of HR having the background and former experience in HR. With the addition of the responsibility I was also given the opportunity to hire two assistants to handle the work load who happen to be prove their ability and commitment and ensure timely and effective delivery of tasks and their responsibility. With this the number of supervisee increased and it was a challenge to manage different caliber of staff and different age brackets however I met the challenge with determination and I have a great team spirit and cooperative staff working with me.
The hardest part of the job is to have deadlines for a number of deliverables that are equally important and of high priority. On the other hand, the most enjoyable in working with UNDP is the diversity of the culture and the cooperation of all colleagues.
I have spent 11 years within the UN system and worked in a number of UN organizations and they have been fruitful years that added to my experience and knowledge. – less
International and interesting area that I have been specialising in
Assistant (Former Employee), Azerbaijan, Baku – May 7, 2014
Pros: professionalism in the area of concern/activities
Very international community, although I have been to UNDP's Baku office in Azerbaijan. Huge workload but extremely interesting because of the area: land management and pasture in Azerbaijan and its remote areas (which has been a serious issue on today's agenda of the Azerbaijani government). Overview and allocation of budgets of different national – more... projects supported by UNDP, engaged with Rio+20 activities aimed at sustainable development in Azerbaijan regarding environmental issues and current concerns. – less
Assistant researcher (Current Employee), Bratislava – November 11, 2013
A typical day at work is working o my research or my tasks and having lunch with the other interns/junior consultants. Depending on the days we can have presentation by other colleagues. I learned a lot about the UN functionning, the region (Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia) and the green economy topic. The management is good, despite the context (moving – more... of the Regional office to Istanbul). The hardest part of the job is to accept that you work just as an intern and that your work is not always as vavlued as you desire. The most enjoyable part is the fact that all my colleagues are very opened and sociable, from the interns to the director. – less
Regional GIS Technician for UNDP/AIMS (Former Employee), Qunduz, KDZ – August 27, 2013
Provide development of technical expertise to the AIMS GIS team./ development maps and databases for aid Community and government departments/ supervising the development of GIS products and GIS projects/Attend PDC, SWG and PDMC Meetings/ member of Natural disaster committee providing them natural disaster maps/ supervising and conducting data cleaning, – more... entry and maintenance/ provide technical assistance and GIS GPS and data management training / conducting quality control and monitoring of GIS products and projects / liaising with AIMS clients to facilitate data collection and transfer / pro-actively promoting data and mapping standards / conduct assessment survey / part of capacity building projects / monitoring project Activities / work directly with AIMS customers in identifying needs, developing products and supervising project support. – less
Vehicle Mechanic Supervisor (Current Employee), Bhutan, and now Beni - Congo DR – May 19, 2013
Pros: no free lunch
Cons: you need to work harder, and longer hour than required.
The job was productive, the availability of Trailers very low in that mornining, and I have to apply STAR policy to tackle the problem. I learned a lot from the job in meeting with people of diffrent cultures and race, the management was very good, and my co-workers were very coperative. The hardest was human behaviour and attitude, in controlling them. – more... When every thing is moving fine you have to relax and enjoy yourself. – less
Productive and serious with work with easy to interact personnality
International UNV Physiotherapist (Current Employee), Malawi – March 18, 2013
Pros: skiping lunches
Cons: likes short breaks to avoid some occupational hazards
Busy with new Diagnoses and solving some health problems meanwhile become s a good team player in an Institution and Community perse. With Management involvement been very reliable and focusing personnel in collaboration with other staff and clients in general.
Despite of the hardship in denial of some clients with some irrvesible conditions and situations, – more... normally I have been a role model in finishing up the day by either postponing the solutions or concluding within the time frame provided. – less
Programme Finance Analyst (Current Employee), Khartoum – January 3, 2013
Day to day operations Monitoring of financial transactions Financial reports creation on timely basis I learnt that every acheivement is a result of hard work and patience Colleagues are really cooperating Reconciliation of reports is the hardest part of the job plus running more than 10 projects finances at the same time with different reporting periods – more... which should always tally together I mostly enjoy the brain storming for budget negotiations and justifications for donors and senior mangement – less