ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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UNIFIL - United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located within the Human Resources Section (HRS), Front Office, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), in Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Responsibilities Human Resources Management: - Performs various actions related to the administration of the work unit’s human resource activities and serves as training focal point for the HR section. Undertakes all CHRO front office administrative support, drafts, and reviews documents consistently applying UN rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Provides advice and answers on general HR queries. Coordinates information and advice to staff and Monitors HR staffing table for a variety of human resource activities, e.g., appointments, retirement, expiration of appointments, reassignments, transfer, and movement of staff.

Budget and Finance: - Provides assistance in the preparation and development of the office’s work programme and budget; Assists in monitoring the budget/work programme with respect to various budgets, and records reallocations of resources as necessary; Collects data from relevant databases and assist in preparation of financial reports; Provides assistance in the review, and preparation of the medium-term plan and its revisions; Reviews and assists in the finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements for the mission including programmatic aspects; monitors compliance with the medium-term plan and other legislative mandates; May assist in the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions; Reviews requisitions for goods and services to confirm (a) that correct objects code of expenditure have been charged, and (b) availability of funds; Monitors extra-budgetary resources, in line with agreements and cost plans with special attention given to regulations and rules and established policies and procedures; Assists in the preparation of budget performance submissions; Assists in finalization of budget performance reports with attention given to variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.

General Administration - Provides administrative support to the CHRO Front Office. Drafts guidance, broadcasts, memos and other HR related correspondence . Identifies and reports issues/problems as they arise, and recommends appropriate actions; Coordinates regularly with unit supervisor and liaises as needed with internal team members both at the mission and in outstations; Performs other related administrative duties, as required (e.g., travel, monitoring accounts and payment to vendors and individual contractors for services, reviews physical space plans and assists in the identification of office technology needs, maintenance of equipment, software and systems, organizes and coordinate seminars, conferences and translations).

Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of administrative electronic tools, such as ERP, is desirable. Ability to apply administrative knowledge and experience across a wide range of human resources, work programming/planning, and administrative tasks. Effectively manages and handles the administrative needs of the CHRO Office and performs assignments in related categories. Maintains confidentiality. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others, and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job - Specific Qualification Technical training in Finance, Budget, Human Resources Management or Administration is desirable.

Work Experience A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in administration, finance, budget, accounting, audit, human resources or related area is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to three (3) years for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.

Solid computer skills including proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets is required.

Experience in using administrative electronic tools, such as ERP, is desirable.

Experience working in the United Nations or other international organizations, in this capacity, is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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