Administration Assistant G5

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These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Regional Bureaus (RBs), and Headquarters (HQ). The Job holders report to a Head of Unit, Chief, Administration Officer, or the designate.

At this level job holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff.


To support effective delivery and maintenance of client-focused, value-for-money oriented quality administrative practices.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

<p _msthash="197770" _msttexthash="2553225727" style="text-align:left">1. Check the provision of a range of services, including facilities and light vehicle management, protocol related, etc., maintaining information, to contribute to the provision of a safe and comfortable working environment. 1. Check the provision of a range of services, including facilities and light vehicle management, protocol related, etc., maintaining information, to contribute to the provision of a safe and comfortable working environment. 2. Collate and process information including dissemination to support the production of standard documents and reports for the unit, to enable decision-making and the effective management of resources. 3. Manage and maintain paper and electronic records within the area of responsibility in accordance with established procedures, to ensure swift and easy data access as required. 4. Undertake research and perform basic analyses of data, to contribute to the provision of accurate information and effective management of resources. 5. Be a first point of contact for internal queries, to facilitate the provision of efficient and effective resolution of daily issues. 6. Provide inputs to routine methods and practices in own area of work, to support the continuous improvement of services provided. 7. Arrange, monitor and follow up all the processes and related matters related to protocol arrangements process, stay permit, custom clearance and personnel effect and to guide and update the staff accordingly. 8. Coordinate closely with State Secretariat Ministry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Custom and Tax Office for protocol related processes, approval and clearances. 9. Responsible and monitoring (including renewal) of plate ID for all vehicles document. 10. Arrange and follow up on the process of tax exemption for imported goods. 11. Focal point of IDCO Local Process Expert (LPE) for mobile Global Equipment Management System / GEMS Asset System. 12. Conduct Annual Physical and reconciliation of the assets in the system. 13. Liaise with Asset Support team in HQ regular asset tracking and inventory status 14. Arrange Local Property Survey Board (LPSB) meeting, coordinate with staff to achieve most efficient use and management of WFP IDCO assets, inventories; 15. Ensure proper and safe condition for storage room are maintained including the disposal of the unused items and management of PPE items. 16. Receive and register all incoming invoices and payment requests related to regular admin services and close coordination with finance unit.

17. Prepare outgoing pouch to all sub-offices, HQ and other places and to ensure their delivery through courier and other means on a timely manner; 18. A general administration support including up-keep of the meeting room and reception area, check the provision and supervise the maintenance of a range of services / office facilities; 19. Receive and release office supplies and maintenance of office consumables, office emergency stock and first aid kit; 20. Maintain mobile records SIM cards and circulate mobile phone bills to staff; 21. Liaise with procurement for the provision / extension of contracts related to admin services. 22. Regular coordination with all units for filing and storage. 23. Alternate focal point for admin working group. 24. Perform other duties as required.

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  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.


Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Business Support Services & Reporting Exhibits ability to convert business plans into clear actions for team members to support the implementation of the program. Collects and reports data to draw out fact-based insights. Internal Controls & Risk Management Demonstrates basic knowledge of internal controls, risk management, and monitoring mechanisms and their applicability to immediate client’s critical activities. Resource Management Monitors trends in staffing and resource usage to anticipate and escalate potential issues to programme leaders and key clients. Specialised Knowledge in Administrative Services Demonstrates a broad or specialist knowledge of administration best practices, techniques and processes, and a good grasp of WFP standards, processes, and infrastructure in area of responsibility; applies this to ensure the provision of efficient and effective administration services. Customer Focus Monitors and supervises administrative work against the established standards and protocols for service excellence. Ensures that customer problems are identified and resolved.


  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in administration.
  • Has demonstrated an ability to perform all routine administrative activities in line with WFPs operating standards through day to day work
  • Has supported in providing ad-hoc guidance to new staff members
  • Able to demonstrate agility, problem solving, versatility with a “can do attitude.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.

General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.


Deadline for application submission: 23 March 2022.


All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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