Senior Administrative and Supply Associate, GS7, Maputo, Mozambique
Application deadline in 11 days: Sunday 21 Aug 2022 at 21:55 UTCOpen application form
This is a G-7 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be more than 2,753 USD.
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Under the direct supervision of the Administrative Specialist undertakes administrative management support services in Mozambique Country Office and Zonal Offices, the incumbent assists in ensuring efficient and cost-effective administrative support services, providing guidance to administrative staff as well and supporting staff in office administrative assignments. Ensures the office’s administrative operations and services are in compliance with the organization's administrative policy, procedures, rules and regulations.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- A****ppropriate and consistent interpretation and application of administrative policy and procedures timely implemented to support operations at the country or sub-country levels.
- Provides practical input on implementation of administrative guidelines, in close coordination with the head of office, operation staff/ supervisor.
- Supports supervisor and the head of the office, and updates staff on administrative policies, procedures rules and regulation. Implements the appropriate application and interpretation of administrative rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Briefs and assists arriving and departing staff on basic administrative procedures and requirements.
- Contributes to recommendations on the improvement of internal controls systems taking into account the prevailing conditions in the locality.
- Keeps supervisor abreast of potential problem areas, prepares reports on administrative matters as required.
- Provides administrative support and services to sub-country (zone) offices and out postings, where applicable, including preparation and funding of service contracts, preparations of PGMs for all admin supplies and guidance on administrative procedures.
2. The budget preparation and implementation are properly administered in the area of administrative management and services.
- Assists supervisor in preparing estimates on office premises, supplies and equipment requirements for budget preparation purposes.
- Assists zone offices in the establishment and maintenance of administrative services and the administrative budget.
3. Operations of delivery of administrative support services are timely and effectively provided, and security arrangements are well established for enhanced safety and security.
- Assists Chief Operations and/or Chief of Field offices in the establishment and maintenance security arrangements and related administrative services.
- Supervises drivers, manages transport requests and proper use of Country office motor vehicles per UNICEF policy.
- Responsible for efficient and effective use of UNICEF resources in travel management
4. Property management of administrative supplies assistance ensures, office equipment, vehicles and other properties is effectively maintained
- Supports management of administrative supplies, office equipment and vehicles, updating inventory of items, serving as ex-officio member to the Property Survey Board where applicable. Assists supervisor in Property Survey Board submissions, preparing minutes of meetings. Assists supervisor in executing PSB recommendations approved by the Head of Office.
- Monitors and supervises adequate and appropriate use of supplies. Ensures that services and maintenance of premises are in accordance with organizational standards.
- Supports management of office supplies, office equipment, and updating inventory of items.
- Monitors and supervises adequate and appropriate use of office supplies. Ensures that services and maintenance of premises are in accordance with organizational standards.
- Arranges for the purchase and timely distribution of office supplies.
5. All administrative transactions and arrangements of contracts satisfy the requirements as stipulated and are in compliance with the applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
- Ensures that all administrative transactions and arrangements of contracts are in compliance with the applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
- Contributes to the reviews of contractual arrangements related to administrative support (i.e. courier, premises maintenance, ancillary administrative support, vehicle maintenance, equipment maintenance etc.) to ensure that the terms and conditions of all contracts are being adhered to by providers of goods and services. Proposes to supervisor any changes that may be required.
- Manages administrative low value supply requisitions received from sections, ensuring accuracy of specifications of items and confirms availability of funds, obtaining additional information as necessary. Monitors assigned requisitions to ensure completion of procurement actions in a timely manner.
- Obtains quotations, compiles price tabulations with price ratings and recommendations for placement of LVPO to approved and listed suppliers.
- Ensures continuous availability of data related to low value procurement, including forecasting, requisitions received, orders placed, incoming goods, actual delivery schedules. Prepares periodic reports, and ad-hoc reports as needed.
- Maintains LVPO/contract files with all required procurement documentation (POs, invoices,
- Monitors payments against contractual obligations.
6. Staff learning and development
- Develops training activities to ensure effective performance and efficiency in admin services management. Implements effective staff learning and development programme activities for capacity building. Contributes to workshops for staff’s competency building, staff learning and development, career development.
7. Partnership, coordination and collaboration
- Support effective working relations with other agencies, local authorities and implementing partners on issues relating to administrative matters through information exchange, collaboration, and harmonization. Cooperates with other UN agency counterparts in the UN reform initiatives (including common services and premises agenda, etc.).
8. Performs any other duties and responsibilities assigned as required.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Completion of Secondary School, University level courses in administration, finance, or any other related field of discipline relevant to the job is an asset.
- 7 years of relevant professional work experience with both national and International work experience in office management, administration, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources, supply or any other relevant function.
- 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, Sustainability (CRITAS) and core competencies in the following:
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
- Drive to achieve results for impact
- Innovates and embraces change
- Manages ambiguity and complexity
- Thinks and acts strategically
- Works collaboratively with others
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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.
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There will be no relocation package offered for this post. The successful candidate will be responsible for his/her own relocation and settlement in the city where the post is based.
There is a salary calculator tool for local staff through this link (https://info.undp.org/gssu/onlinetools/SalCalcLocal/SalCalcLocal.aspx). Please run simulations for an estimate of monthly and annual salary based on the post’s level and location. When running the simulation, please select Mozambique (NEW) as the Duty Station.