Eligible Applicants External Candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and applicants must be nationals of, and be locally recruited within the country of their employment.
Procedures and Eligibility Interview and written test may be included in the recruitment process. Duties and Qualifications Assistant Administrative Officer
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Assistant Administrative Officer is responsible for supporting the Office / Bureau in the implementation of general administrative and resource management tasks.
The incumbent assists the Supervisor in all administrative matters addressing day to day tasks and contributing to deliver administrative activities.
S / he will contribute to establish and maintain efficient administrative control mechanisms to ensure compliance with UN administrative, financial and human resources rules and procedures.
Contacts on administrative / budgetary related issues are mainly with Sections / Units / Offices within the organization both at HQ and in the Field and with local suppliers / services to ensure provision of services and resolution of difficult problems.
Frequent external contacts are counterparts in other organizations or in national Governments at working level related to issues of importance to the Organization s programmes.
Direct supervision is received from the immediate supervisor. The incumbent will also refer to UNHCR and UN handbooks and policy papers concerning administrative rules and regulations.
The incumbent may directly supervise general service staff.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks.
In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P1 / NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
Public or Business Administration; Economics; or other relevant field.
Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and / or Licenses
Relevant Job Experience
Good knowledge of UNHCR s administrative rules and procedures. Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
UN-UN / UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures
CO-Drafting and Documentation
SC-UN / UNHCR Procurement Rules and Procedures
BU-PeopleSoft EPM / Budget
Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
For International Professional and Field Service jobs : Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs : Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs : Knowledge of English and / or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties.
This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.
This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and / or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and / or position.
Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
Position Competencies As per standard Job Description. Language Requirements Fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian languages is required.
Additional Information The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Should this not be sufficient, please contact the Human Resources at vacancy unhcr.org by allowing sufficient time for the resolution of the issue.
Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member is subject to proof of vaccination against Covid-19.
UNHCR reserves the right to retain applications and consider external candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNHCR at the same grade or lower level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements on appointment of shorter duration (Temporary Appointment).
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at : http : / / icsc.un.org
The deadline for applications is 26 June 2022 midnight (Kyiv time). No late applications are accepted. Closing Date The closing date is 26 June 2022.