Productive, stimulating and interesting
Programme Associate, Disaster Risk Reduction Team (Current Employee) – New York, NY – August 25, 2015
A typical day at work is an agenda of many items to be taken care of, and due to time-sensitive nature of our work, we have to produce as quickly as possible, to close open accounts, and start new ones.
I have learned a great deal from my my work, as every day is new experience to me. The environment working in the United Nations Development agencies is great. Most interesting is the work under pressure to fulfill emergency humanitarian needs, especially where natural disasters have devastated populations, destroying infrastructures such as livelihoods, housing, education, cultures and heritage, health establishments, etc.
I work with a great team. We all understand and value the help we provide each others. We socialize after work, now and then, and we take short breaks to chat and talk in many interesting conversations.
We do however, encounter difficult situations, and they mostly deal with correction of errors that anyone could have made. This is serious as we deal with a variety of funds, and all spending documents must be correct, as we are accountable to donors and the beneficiaries of the funds.
Great colleagues and supervisors
Short breaks and after work gatherings