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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Property Management and Inventory Control Unit (PMICU), Administration Section (AS), Facilities and Commercial Activities Service (FCAS), Division of Administration (DOA), Department of Operational Support (DOS). The incumbent reports directly to the Associate Property Management Officer of PMICU.
The Department of Operational Support was established to provide operational advisory services to operating entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices away from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions. The Facilities and Commercial Activities Service (FCAS) operates the Headquarters complex, striving to provide effective and efficient planning, management, maintenance and operation for all existing physical facilities and assets at the UN Headquarters, New York. FCAS also supports office and conference facilities, property management, travel and transportation services, archives and records management, mail and pouch operations, catering, giftshop and the United Nations Postal Administration.
Responsibilities Under the overall guidance of the Associate Property Management Officer of PMICU, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Human Resources Management - Assists with actions related to the administration of the unit's human resource activities, e.g., recruitment, placement, relocation, promotion, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation, training etc., ensuring consistency in the application of regulations and procedures. - Enters, maintains and certifies administrative data and records for time and attendance, performance appraisal, etc. in electronic information systems. - Assists with providing advice and guidance to staff with respect to administrative procedures, processes and practices, liaising with central administrative services as necessary. - Liaises with central administrative services as and when necessary.
Budget and Finance - Monitors status of expenditures and allotments in the system of record. Consolidates data received and provides support to higher-level staff with respect to budget reviews. - Reviews status of relevant expenditures and compares with approved budget. - Assists in the preparation of budget performance submissions. - Prepares statistical tables and standard financial and asset reports from computerized information systems databases and various record sources; assists in preliminary analyses of the extracted information and the reports generated and highlight areas of concern. - Assists with Asset recognition/valuation under IPSAS guidelines tracing original evidence of records from purchase orders, receiving and inspection reports, invoices and ensures accuracy of data.
General Administration - Drafts routine correspondence; maintains files of rules, regulations, administrative instructions and other related documentation; maintains up-to-date work unit files (both paper and electronic). - Coordinates extensively with service units and liaises frequently with internal team members both at Headquarters and in the field with regards to Property Management functions. - Performs other related administrative duties, as required, e.g., monitoring accounts and payment to vendors and individual contractors for services; physical space planning; identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software and systems; organizing and coordinating administrative arrangements for seminars, conferences and translations.
Contract Administration - Assists with day-to-day administration of contracts between the UN and external contractors for outsourced services. - Audits the contractors' invoices against the goods and services provided by the contractor and approved by the UN. - Monitors Contract NTE and processes the payment of contractors' invoices and monitor payments. - Prepares and processes all UN forms and permissions for contractual and work unit, including: UN grounds passes, property passes, UN parking permits, swipe-card access and door keys. - Performs other duties as required.
Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of administrative procedures, particularly in the field of human resources and financial policies. Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., budget/work programme, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. Ability to maintain accurate records and review a wide variety of data and information required for preparing reports; ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality; demonstrates ability to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given; 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.
Work Experience A minimum of five years of experience in administrative services, finance, accounting, audit, human resources or related area is required.
Experience in Property Management is desirable.
Experience in preparing financial and asset reports is desirable.
Experience with the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other official UN language is desirable.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test [in English] at the United Nations headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International criminal tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.
***The selected candidate must meet inoculation (vaccination) requirements against SARSCoV-2 (Covid).***
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.
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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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