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Org. Setting and Reporting This post is in the Office of the Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. The Administrative Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Principal Political Affairs Officer.

Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Administrative Officer his/her designate, the incumbent will provide administrative support in managing priorities, information and workflow within the section. The Administrative Assistant will perform the following functions:

General Administration:

  • Receive and screen all correspondence and other documents addressed to the Administrative Officer ;
  • Draft/respond to correspondence and e-mails; Review/Edit outgoing correspondence to ensure accuracy and completeness of information and institute follow up action. Make photocopies as necessary;
  • Prepare and monitor the office personnel leave plans to ensure continuous smooth work flow while other staff members are on leave, especially during holiday periods;
  • Consolidate monthly requests for office supplies for the section;
  • Establish and maintain a proper filing system;
  • Make bookings for official travel;
  • Organize and coordinate seminars and conferences;
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Supervisor;

Budget and Finance:

  • May provide assistance in the preparation and development of the office’s work program and budget
  • May assist managers 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;
  • May assist in finalization of budget performance reports with attention given to variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.

    Competencies Professionalism: Ability to manage processes, maintain accurate records in administrative fields. Planning and Organizing – Ability to plan and organize own work effectively in an efficient and timely manner. Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with supervisors and colleagues.

    Education High School Certificate education. Specialized training should include office management/business administration and technical communication skills.

    Work Experience A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in administration, finance, budget, accounting, audit, human resources or related areas is required

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

    Knowledge of electronic tools, such as ERP is desirable

    Must be familiar with function-related provisions of United nations Rules, Regulations, Manuals and Policies is desirable

    Experience working at a UN field mission or UN Agencies or International Organizations in the capacity is desirable

    Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Strong English language competence, both oral and written, is required. Knowledge of other United Nations languages is desirable.

    Assessment Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

    Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

    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.

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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