Application deadline 4 hours ago: Thursday 26 Jan 2023 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a G-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education. More about G-5 contracts.
Org. Setting and Reporting Reporting to the Special Assistant of the Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), the Staff Assistant will provide support to the Office on human resources and administrative issues. The staff member will also be the back-up and assist the Senior Staff Assistant (GS-6) in maintaining the ASG's calendar and managing the flow of communications.
Responsibilities Within limits of delegated authority Staff Assistants will be responsible for the following duties: · Performs, under minimal supervision, the full range of office management and administrative support functions; · Maintains liaison with the Executive Office and with senior officials in other units regarding on-going programmes and other administrative matters i.e HR, Finance and budget matters. · Ensures smooth and efficient information flow within the unit; prepares and processes confidential information; assists in the development of office administrative systems and procedures. · Orients new staff to relevant administrative procedures and practices and provides general assistance to other office support staff, as required; · Attends meetings, prepares minutes, monitors follow-up activities. · Drafts and formats memoranda, notes, letters, cables, faxes, etc; carries out quality control functions for outgoing documents; proofreads and edits texts for adherence to format, grammar, punctuation and style; . Responds or drafts responses to a wide range of correspondence and other communications; uses standard word processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports. · Performs HR related tasks in UMOJA such as SES payments and raising HR related shopping carts, leave records. · Provides assistance with the results-based budgeting processes and management-related tasks; · Prepares budgets, monitors the travel and extra-budgetary funds of the OASG in UMOJA and assists in the preparation of documents and reports for donors; · Responds to complex information requests and inquiries (e.g. answers requests requiring file search, etc.). · Assists in the preparation of presentation materials using appropriate technology/software. · Maintains calendar/schedules; monitors changes and communicate relevant information to appropriate staff inside and outside the immediate work unit. · Monitors and maintains the OASG HR portfolio including contract extensions, C/IC contract management, post classifications and other related tasks; · Participates in the selection process for clerical and related categories positions, including evaluating and screening applications of such candidates, preparing profiles of candidates, and conducting roster searches for vacancies and identifying short-lists of candidates. · Performs any other tasks delegated by the Special Assistant of the Assistant Secretary-General.
Competencies Professionalism – Knowledge of general office and administrative support including administrative policies, processes and procedures. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; remains calm in stressful situations. Familiarity with the work of United Nations peacekeeping and the United Nations as a whole. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring 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; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings; ability to work beyond normal hours.
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; uses time efficiently.
Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Work Experience A minimum of five years of administrative experience is required.
Experience using UMOJA ECC and ESS Requisitioning functions is required.
Human Resource Management Experience is required.
Experience working in the UN system, or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice 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.
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. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test [in English] at the United Nations headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International criminal tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
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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