Project Assistant (ED)- SC 5/1-BAG-24-ED-0001- BAG (two positions)

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**OVERVIEW** ------------ Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED) Duty Station: Baghdad Job Family: Education Type of contract : Non Staff Level : SC 5/1 Duration of contract : 1 year Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 05.05.2024 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism ***Overview of the Functions of the Post*** Under the overall supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Office for Iraq and the direct supervision of the Project Officer “Equitable Quality Education in Iraq: Improved Teaching and Learning and Enhanced Educational Management (ITALEEM)” based in Baghdad, the incumbent will be responsible for providing assistance through the delivery of a range of office, financial and administrative activities in support of the project. ***Main duties and responsibilities*** The incumbent will undertake the following: 1\. Produce draft documents, and correspondence related to the work of the Section/Unit from draft texts. Search, locate, compile, review and update information and data used in the development of documents, work plans and budgets; enter and update approved work plans/budget data in the automated system, ensuring accuracy and compliance with the approved amounts; run reports from the automated systems in order to support preparation of regular and ad-hoc budgetary/financial updates, reporting on programme/project delivery, statistics and/or projections for use and scrutiny by the supervisor or responsible manager. 2\. Prepare a variety of administrative documentation using examples or templates; initiate administrative procedures/transactions and ensure follow-up, including payment follow-up in collaboration with the Administrative Unit. Inform team members of specific administrative processes and related procedures to support work planning and timely and coordinated execution of work; alert team members of outstanding obligations, timeframes and bottlenecks. **Main duties and responsibilities** ------------------------------------ 3\. Organize official meetings, events and workshops by booking venues, equipment and providing other related logistical support. Organize official travel in conjunction with meetings, events and workshops; make travel arrangements; track and prepare itinerary and agenda; facilitate travel by providing/clarifying information and preparing the necessary documentation. Provide administrative support for the events; collate/format information and data for presentation in final form; inform participants; organize the distribution of documentation; collect minutes/information/documentation and prepare associated documentation. 4\. Receive, analyse, register and distribute incoming correspondence and other documents; determine the importance and priority of documents received; prepare correspondence and answers to requests for information on programs and activities, attaching relevant documentation; verify invoices against contract terms and conditions and prepare contract modifications and requests for payments; carry out informal translation of documents. 5\. Respond to enquiries and follows up on routine outstanding matters; route information and queries as appropriate; provide information to supervisor and colleagues; make appointments, receive visitors and take telephone calls, answering enquiries and/or referring them to the specialist concerned. As directed, liaise with various internal services to obtain additional information/clarifications. 6\. Assist in other administrative tasks, including: i) logistics support; ii) preparation of relevant documentation for missions; iii) preparation of minutes of meetings; and iv) overall administrative support for the Project team. 7\. Additional activities that may be required to ensure the success of the project and the unit. UNESCO may assign additional tasks to the contract holder or may modify his/her tasks without the contract holder’s consent, provided those tasks are consistent with his/her function as set out above. **COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)** ------------------------------------ Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) **-** ----- For detailed information, please consult the [UNESCO Competency Framework]( ***Required Qualifications*** ***Academic qualifications*** - Completed secondary, technical and/or vocational education ***Years of relevant work experience*** - Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience and progressively responsible work experience in programme management and/or assistant function - Experience in monitoring financial and activity reporting of implementing partner is required - Experience in monitoring the key performance indicators of partners and preparing the acceptance notes with the supporting documents to release payments - Highly desktop competent with experience in the usage of corporate financial systems and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc..) ***Competencies*** - Integrity, reliability and sense of commitment in the execution of duties - Good organizational and coordination skills - Ability to work under pressure, manage heavy workloads and to meet tight deadlines, paying close attention to detail and quality of work - Excellent knowledge of standard office software - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbally and in writing), and sensitivity to the local context - Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the Organization - Commitment to UN values of non-discrimination on the basis of race, gender, economic status or religion ***Language requirement*** - Excellent knowledge of English language (both written and spoken); - Excellent knowledge of Arabic language (both written and spoken); ***Desirable Qualifications*** ***Academic qualifications*** - Specialized training or certificate in one or more of the following disciplines: administration, finance, accounting and/or procurement. ***Work Experience*** - Previous relevant experience in UN organizations in the same field an advantage - Experience in project support and management an asset. ***Selection and Recruitement Process*** Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the [UNESCO careers website.]( No modifications can be made to the application submitted. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided. **Footer** ---------- *UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States ([last update here]( are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.* *UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.*

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