UNESCO recruits 01 Administrative assistant-Soudan

UNESCO recruits 01 Administrative assistant


Juba, South Sudan
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Post Number : 6SSADM0702RP

Grade : G-4
Parent Sector : Sector For Administration and Management (ADM)
Duty Station: Juba
Job Family: Administration
Type of contract : Fixed Term
Duration of contract : 2 years
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 09-MAY-2022
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POSTUnder the overall delegated authority of the Head of the Office and the direct supervision of the Finance and Administrative Officer, as applicable, the incumbent provides a series of administrative support services in compliance with UNESCO Rules and Regulations, practices, standards and procedures.
In particular:
General AccountabilitiesAct as certifying officer up to the authorizedlimit.
Draft and prepare routine correspondence, memoranda and non-substantive reports.Maintain confidential and general files and establish reference systems.Assist in the preparation of budgetary and financial reports, statistics or projections for managers’ use.Review draft reports, verify overall accuracy and consistency, cross-check consistency of figures.May assist in overseeing activities related to office maintenance, security, transport and similar services.Provide guidance and interpretation on non-complex administrative rules, regulations and procedures.
Finance AccountabilitiesAssist and inform the supervisor on financial status, by using management information systems and reporting.
Code, record and reconcile accounting transactions.Verify and process payments.Maintain specific accounts, calculate and compile financial data, prepare routine reports.Generate expenditure reports from the automated systems.Provide assistance and guidance to staff on basic financial procedures, requirements related to payments, and on banking and currency provisions.
Budget AccountabilitiesMonitor and control commitments and expenditures.
Keep track of budget levels and alert the supervisor and concerned managers to avoid potential shortfalls in funds (validating information and identifies any errors or irregularities).Generate expenditure reports from automated information system databases; compile budget data.Assist in the preparation, cost estimation and finalization of budget reports, carry out preliminary analysis of variances between budgets and actual expenditures; cross check consistency of figures.Identify any other anomalies and errors; alert the supervisor and undertake transactions to correct errors/omissions.
HR Accountabilities Retrieve and analyse HR-related data from automated systems; alert the supervisor of incosistencies/ errors and propose corrective action.
Process salaries, entitlements, claims, non-staff contracts etc. as per to established guidelines and procedures.Provide assistance, advice and briefings to newly arrived staff, experts and consultants on basic procedures; assist and support in issues related to visas, identity cards, driving licences and other necessary personnel related documentation in accordance with requirements by the Organization and host country (liaise, as required, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).Assist in pre-recruitment formalities and provide support on the conduct of the recruitment process; coordinate interview schedules, prepare agenda and documentation.
Logistics Accountabilities Procurement: assist in initiating procurement action, in the preparation of purchase orders and contracts, monitor status of requisitions and maintain contact with suppliers.
Travel: assist and provide guidance in preparation of travel plans, review travel claims, prepare travel orders; issue travel advances.Assist in all security related matters. May liaise and cooperate with UNDSS on matters related to safety and security. COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)Accountability (C)Communication (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)Professionalism (C)-For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
EducationCompleted secondary, technical or vocational school.
Work ExperienceMinimum three (3) years of relevant professional experience in administrative support tasks.

Skills/CompetenciesExcellent interpersonal communication skills including drafting skills.
Good organizational and coordination skills.Discretion, good sense of  judgement and  capacity  to  deal  efficiently and  tactfully  with  people of different cultural backgrounds.Ability to contribute to team-building and to provide quality and timely support and services.Flexibility to adjust work schedules and priorities.Very good IT skills with proficiency in the use of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
LanguagesExcellent (oral and written) knowledge of English.

EducationTraining/certification in accounting, finance or administration.

Work ExperienceExperience in international organizations or United Nations agencies.

Skills/CompetenciesKnowledge of website content management systems, social media and newsletters.
Knowledge of SAP or similar ERP system.
BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTSUNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.
For more information in benefits and entitlements, please consult ICSC website.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESSPlease note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.
UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.POSTULER

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