ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, P-4
Application deadline 1 month ago: Wednesday 28 Jul 2021 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 90,970 USD and 117,287 USD per month.
Salary for a P-4 contract in BrindisiThe international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 0% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical Supply Chain, Logistics, Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies services and Training to all peacekeeping and special political missions around the world.
This position is located in the Supply Chain Service in United Nations Global Service Centre, Brindisi, Italy. The position reports directly to the Service Chief, Supply Chain Service and manages the Administration and Programme Management Unit which encompasses the full range of administrative functions (HR support, budget, audit response) as well as risk management, customer outreach/ engagement and support, cost-recovery, global training coordination and development, performance management and business intelligence.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Administrative Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT - Initiates and coordinates actions covering the entire span of human resource activities, e.g., recruitment, placement, promotion, performance appraisal, vacancies, job classification reviews, separation of staff members, training, etc., ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedure; - Provides expert advice with respect to conditions of service, duties and responsibilities, and privileges and entitlements under the Staff Rules and Regulations; - Represents the Department/Unit at Departmental Panels and appointment bodies; - Reviews post incumbency reports for purposes of vacancy management and staffing table control; - Leads, oversees and coordinates the preparation and implementation of the work program and budget to ensure compatibility with work priorities and objectives, taking into account the most effective use of resources.
BUDGET AND FINANCE
- Initiates and conducts studies to improve budget reporting systems and cost-effective utilization of program resource;
- Monitors and controls budgetary allocations through regular reviews; drafts routine and ad hoc outputs; and provides effective monitoring reports and data. Identifies deviations from plans and proposes corrective measures:
- Establishes and maintains a set of sound policies, procedures, standards and tools which are consistent with UN policy and practice in order to ensure proper accounting, financial management and control: •Oversees and manages the cost-recovery activities for goods/services provided to clients including establishing and maintaining policy and standard operating procedures.
CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND OUTREACH
- Coordinates and provide support for reviewing the drafting of Service Level Agreements (SLA). Maintain the SLA agreements repository. Manage service requests.
- Maintains an up-to-date service catalogue.
- Establishes system for continuous improvement and monitor client satisfaction and service delivery. Coordinate ISO 9001 compliance
- Implements and monitors support services, including procurement of supplies and services; transport, travel and traffic, communications, engineering and information technology support; and provision of local utilities and service requirements;
- Supervises a staff team and/or provide advice to others on human resource administration, financial administration and management information issues and practices to colleagues;
- Produces major/complex reports for management;
- Provides expert guidance and leadership to more junior staff;
- Coordinate the Supply Chain risk management activities;
- Performs other related duties as required, e.g., operational travel programme, adequacy of departmental space requirements, and technology requirements.
Performs other related work as required.
Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and procedures. Ability to apply various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.
JUDGING/DECISION MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision.Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.
Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law or related area. A first level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in administration, finance, accounting, human resources management or related field is required. Experience in risk management in a UN, Supply Chain Risk Management or similar organization, including responsibility in advising senior management on risk management topics, and follow up on the implementation of the risk treatment measures is required. Experience in internal control frameworks (ie coordination of the audit plans and the audit assignments, facilitation of the audit activities, and follow up on the timely closure of the audit recommendations) is required. A minimum of seven years' experience in management of recruitment and staffing tables, in UN or other similar large international organization is desirable. Experience with performance management in a UN or similar organization is desirable. A minimum of five years' experience in managing teams (minimum 8 staff) is desirable. Experience in business intelligence reporting is desirable. Experience in managing Cost Recovery process is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English 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 temporarily available for a period of up to 31 May 2022, with possibility of extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. - While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. - Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. - This temporary job opening may be limited to "internal candidates," who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. - Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. - Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
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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