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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 1,705 USD.

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The salary of a G-6 depends on the duty station. The minimum salary there is 1,705 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,

Under the supervision and guidance of the Operation Manager, the Operations Associate is responsible for executing a broad variety of procedural and specialized administrative tasks for the respective sections within the Division of Human Resources in New York HQ and Istanbul Turkey offices, requiring in-depth knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes and policies.

How can you make a difference?

The Operations Associate is responsible for executing administrative tasks for the respective sections within the Division of Human Resources in New York HQ and Istanbul Turkey offices, requiring knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes, and policies. The job is accountable for specialized and procedural communications, operational and administrative support services.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of the Division, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow-up.

  • Provides support on budget revision/preparation, implementation status, determination position of funding utilization, operational, and financial closure.
  • Prepares and maintains records, documents, and control plans for the budget monitoring of project/ programme implementation.
  • Facilitates the processing of contracts and Long Term Agreements for consultants and external partners that provide a service to the division. This includes communicating with consultants in gathering documentation and certifications, preparing and filing documents, creating contracts in VISION, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TOR’s in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements. Act as a liaison between the Sections and Operations team and GSSC / IT when required.
  • Provide support pertaining to the Supply procedures and activities, including on RFP, RFP and LTA processes
  • Guides sections on policy and procedures, SOPs, and best ways to manage the contracts
  • Provides travel assistance to staff and consultants for travel arrangements and entitlements based on the organization’s rules and policies. Liaises with relevant travel focal points to ensure that the organization obtains the best service and price for all travel.
  • Monitors travel certification and reports back to the team.
  • Responsible for collecting invoices and filing documents for approval, thereafter, processing through Service Gateway
  • Uploads electronic files and verifies results to the destination system.
  • Responds to client transaction status and other inquiries.
  • Supports management of administrative supplies, office equipment, and updating the inventory of items. Acts as Asset counter and help with yearly asset count and register.
  • 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.
  • Provide support to the Operations Manager on Audit related tasks
  • All other administrative support to the team that may be required.

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.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • Training and experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other UNICEF software such as SharePoint; knowledge of integrated management information systems required.
  • Experience with the Purchasing, Financial & Materials Management Modules in SAP/VISION is desirable
  • In-depth knowledge of UNICEF organizational structure, administrative policies and procedures.
  • Organizational, planning and prioritizing skills and abilities.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors.
  • High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to achieve common goals and to provide guidance to more junior support staff.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and 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…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

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. All selected candidates will, therefore, 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.


Please note that this vacancy is open to Turkiye nationals only, or applicants that are in possession of a valid work permit allowing them to work legally in Turkiye.

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

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). 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.

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