Vacancy Announcement: (GS-3) Operation Assistant, UNICEF Vientiane, Lao PDR

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This is a G-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 3 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be more than 607 USD.

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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,

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Vientiane, Lao PDR, requires an experienced and qualified Lao National to fill the position of Operations Assistant, at GS-3 level to be based in UNICEF Country Office in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:

Under the general supervision of the Administrative Assistant, acts as an Operations Assistant to the UNICEF Office and carries out additional typing ad secretarial duties.

Summary of the key functions, accountabilities and related duties or tasks include:

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:

  1. Receives and screens incoming calls and transfer to appropriate Sections
  2. Manage incoming and outgoing pouches.
  3. Receives visitors to the office and provides information as appropriate
  4. Receives messages and local mail for transmittal to the Representative’s secretary.
  5. Keeps lists of names, addresses and telephone numbers of UNICEF contacts, Government officials, diplomatic corps and UN Agencies and other institutions.
  6. Performs secretarial and typing functions for the office operations as required.
  7. Manage the carpool project, UNICEF cars and drivers.
  8. Performs other duties as required.

To qualify as a champion and advocate for every child, you will have…

Qualifications and experience:


▪ Completion of secondary education.

▪ Knowledge of modern office procedures.

▪ Ability to learn and operate word-processing equipment

Professional experience:

▪ Three years' experience in clerical functions.

▪ Experience as a receptionist an asset.


▪ Fluency in English and Lao is required

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


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

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