Application deadline 1 month ago: Friday 14 Apr 2023 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a GS-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be more than 1,819 USD.
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UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The UN Security Council Resolution 1325, unanimously adopted in October 2000, stressed the importance of equal participation and full involvement of women in all efforts of maintaining and promoting peace and security. The Government of Uganda has been implementing the resolution through National Action Plans since 2008. 2021 marked the launch of Uganda’s 3rd National Action Plan (NAP) on Women Peace and Security (WPS). The NAP provides a framework for the implementation of UNSCR 1325, it outlines the roles and responsibilities of government, civil society and development partners, and provides indicators for measuring progress via the UNSCR 1325 Civil Society Taskforce. UN Women provides technical and financial support to Government and civil society to develop and implement NAPs.
Reporting to the Women, Peace and Security Analyst, the Administrative Associate supports the Office Operations by performing a variety of standard administrative processes ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Administrative Associate promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach. The Administrative Associate works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and projects staff team to ensure consistent service delivery and to resolve complex administration related issues and information delivery.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide general administration and operations support to the Uganda Country office in compliance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and strategies
- Organize shipments, customs clearance arrangements, and prepare documents for UN Women shipments (received/sent);
- Arrange travel and hotel reservations, prepare travel authorizations, process requests for visas and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA), identity cards and other documents;
- Provide administrative support to conferences, workshops, retreats;
- Provide administrative support to maintenance of premises and common services, as needed;
Maintain filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials, as necessary.
2. Coordinate and organize assets management and procurement processes
Monitor and maintain office stationery supplies including maintenance of stock list of stationery, distribution of stationery and keeping a log of distribution;
- Coordinate assets management in the office, prepare and submit periodic inventory reports, coordinate physical verification of inventory items;
- Provide inputs to the preparation of procurement plans for the office and monitor their implementation;
- Generate procurement related reports; research and draft responses to enquiries;
- Review procurement requests and initiate procurement procedures for office and project equipment, supplies and services;
- Organize procurement activities and processes, including preparation and conduct of Request for Quotations, Invitations to Bid or Requests for Proposals, the opening and evaluation of tenders;
- Coordinate contract negotiations, prepare request for award of contract for the review and approval of relevant authorities, as required;
- Prepare Purchase Orders (PO) and contracts in and outside Atlas, create vendor profiles in Atlas;
Review procurement processes conducted by projects; submissions to the Procurement Review Committee.
3. Coordinate and organize administrative Human Resources services
Create and upload vacancy announcements and organize interview panels;
- Maintain staffing lists and reports;
- Assume overall responsibility for attendance and leave management monitoring;
- Provide support in personnel administration for international and national staff as appropriate (e.g. renewal of UNLPs, visas; extension of contracts, administration of national benefits and allowances; administration of home leave entitlements);
Prepare staffing/personnel related reports; research and draft responses to enquiries for clearance by the Operations Manager.
4. Provide administrative support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Provide administrative support in the organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on administrative related matters;
- Compile lessons learnt and best practices in administration, procurement, and human resources.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
- Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions;
- Ability to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work;
- Strong knowledge of administrative rules and regulations;
- Strong IT and web based management skills;
- Ability to extract and interpret data
- Good knowledge of Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
- Completion of secondary education is required
- Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration or related fields is an asset.
- At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in administration, procurement, HR, or logistic support service;
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);
- Experience in the Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action is an asset;
- Experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required
- Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
Interested qualified candidates must apply online by latest by 14th April 2023 . Candidates should submit one PDF File attachment containing:
- UN Women P11 dully filled form with at least three (3) professional references (UN Women Personal History Form (P11), can be downloaded at: http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
Kindly note that the system will only allow one PDF attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)