BENEFITS ASSISTANT

UNJSPF - United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund - Pension Administration

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Org. Setting and Reporting These positions are located in the Participation and Entitlements Section (PES) of the Pension Administration of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF), Geneva Office.

The incumbent will report to a Benefits Officer.

Responsibilities Under the supervision of a Benefits Officer and the overall supervision of the Chief of the Participation and Entitlements Section, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Assists in the determination of eligibility and enrolls new entrants. ·Calculation and recalculation of non-complex pension benefits. ·Process benefit letters and send them out to the retiree/beneficiaries. · Provides routine information to individual participants and retirees/beneficiaries as well as administrative staff of member organizations of the Pension Fund, as required. · Drafts routine correspondence and responds to telephone calls in connection with pension enquiries. · Undertakes follow-up with participants, beneficiaries and member Organizations for documents required to process benefits. · Performs necessary research in order to provide accurate information for review of actions taken by a Senior Benefits Assistant to ensure response conforms to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Pension Fund. · Carries out administrative formalities necessary to admit into, maintain and separate staff members from the Fund. · Monitors and records all changes of status of participants and beneficiaries. ·Originates and updates pension files from enrolment to separation ensuring that all relevant documentation has been received. · Carries out reconciliation of data with pension fund records and follows up with member organizations for corrective actions. · Assists the Benefits Officer in data cleaning project for member organizations and update data during year-end activities . Screens and sorts incoming communications and forwards to appropriate team/individual. · Reviews documentation required for proof of residence and changes in country of residence before submitting to a Senior Benefits Assistant for decision regarding eligibility and effective date.

Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge in various progressive stages of benefits processing. Knowledge of pension provisions and related procedures. Knowledge of maintaining accurate records, interpreting/analyzing a wide variety of data, and identifying/resolving data discrepancies and other problems. 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.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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 Three (3) years of experience in employee benefits administration or related area is required.

A minimum of one (1) year of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

At least one (1) year of experience in the United Nations Common System or in another international organization is desirable.

Experience in an employee benefit scheme related to pension administration is desirable.

Experience in using transaction processing systems is desirable.

Experience in reviewing the corresponding computer output is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French is required and knowledge of the other is also required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) is an independent inter-agency body established by the United Nations General Assembly.

The Pension Fund pays benefits in 17 currencies to about 80,000 beneficiaries who reside in more than 190 countries, and services more than 130,000 participants who work in the 25 Member Organizations of the Pension Fund.

The applicable human resources procedures are governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Fund and the UN Secretariat.

Any candidate from a member organization of the UNJSPF applying for this post is considered as an internal candidate provided he/she has been appointed through the appointment and promotion procedures applicable in his/her respective organization.

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.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for General Service and related positions must be authorized to work in the country where the position is located. A staff member subject to local recruitment is not eligible for the allowances or benefits applicable to international recruitment.

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. Staff members who were granted a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment as a result of having passed a predecessor test recognized by the Office of Human Resources Management, and who have continuously held such appointments, are not required to take the new test.

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.

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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