Administrative Associate (Facilities), GS6, Fixed Term, Kabul, Afghanistan, Afghan Nationals Only

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This is a G-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 2,365 USD.

Salary for a G-6 contract in Kabul

The salary of a G-6 depends on the duty station. The minimum salary there is 2,365 USD Please note that depending on the location, a higher post adjustment might still result in a lower purchasing power.

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope!

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the Administrative Associate GS 6 will be responsible for executing a broad variety of procedural and specialized administrative tasks within the Admin Unit. This requires in-depth knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes, and policies.

The Administrative Associate GS 6 will be accountable for both specialized and procedural communications, operational and administrative support services.

Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks

Office Planning & Project Management (specialized)

  • Providing inputs for the cash flow to focal person.

  • Ensures the availability of timely, complete, and accurate information and data for preparing the admin section work plans and project management plans.

  • Undertakes basic research and performs comparative analysis of project/programme related data.
  • Monitors project implementation against established milestones and makes recommendations to improve performance.
  • Helps ensure timely compliance with agreed deadlines.
  • Acts as focal point in the review of the completeness of data reports with key monitoring and evaluation information.


  • Assists in the drafting of new/revised Terms of References for the procurement of Long-Term agreements for Admin services.
  • Facilitates the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners that provide a service to the admin section where applicable. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TORs in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements.
  • Providing inputs into the performance appraisal of the admin office related contractors.
  • Maintains up-to-date vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters
  • Providing inputs into the supply plan, and admin budget and is part of their reviews.

Communications & Workflow

  • Facilitates the communications and workflow of the organizational unit to enhance the efficiency and timeliness of operations and outputs.
  • Communicates routine and some non-routine information pertaining to the work of the team.
  • Establishes and maintains the office filing and reference systems, both traditional and digital (admin shared Point); and ensures the inter/intra-net websites are up to date and accurate.

Calendar/Meetings/Correspondence Management

  • Maintains the Admin Section office calendar and arranges meetings.
  • Takes minutes of Admin meetings, ensuring accuracy, attention to detail and coherence.


  • Supports capacity development activities and conferences by making the logistical arrangements, through engaging with facilitators, caterers, and hosts.
  • Arranges times through liaising with participants over availability.
  • Liaises with budget focal points and section over costs and needs.
  • Prepares background materials for participants and uploads cleared materials on the intranet.
  • Prepares and maintains agendas on meetings and events related to the work group commitments.

Invoice Processing

  • Processing the payments for all admin office related contracts (collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and thereafter submitting to the Afghanistan Country Office Business Support Center for processing and onward submission to the UNICEF Global shared services center).
  • Uploads electronic files and verifies results to destination system.
  • Responds to client transaction status and other inquiries.
  • Coordinating the monthly invoices sending to ZOs for some goods and services.


  • Supports management of administrative supplies, office equipment, and updating inventory of items (Maintaining the operations store, receiving assets, stacking them, and releasing them as per the requirements and coordinates the asset movement with the inventory assistant and the user).
  • Monitors and supervises adequate and appropriate use of supplies. Ensures that services and maintenance of premises are in accordance with organizational standards.
  • Arranges for the purchase and timely distribution of office supplies.


  • Overall responsibility to maintain and update a system which monitors the absence of staff.

  • Arranging visits of the service providers for maintenance of the DGs and Copiers.

Assets Management

  • Assisting on the disposal of junk items, assets, and attractive items.

Supervisory Role

  • Supervises the Messenger 15781 GS1 FT (OR) and Admin Assistant UNV PBR22-01 posts.


  • Assists all pillars of the Admin Section (Guest House, Assets, Inventory, Travel, Facilities Management) in the absence of their Admin Associate/UNV on leave (back up for senior admin associate and admin assistant).

Facilities Management

  • Looking after day-to-day maintenance and repairs related to the office.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required.

    A bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution in a relevant field may replace three years of related work experience. A master’s degree may replace additional two years.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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