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UNFPA recrute 01 Assistant Personnel du Directeur Régional

UNFPA recrute 01 Personal Assistant to the Regional Director

The PositionThe Personal Assistant (PA) provides critical senior level, administrative, secretarial and communications support, as a direct report of the Regional Director.How you can make a differenceUNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.Job PurposeAs the key administrative support to the Regional Director, you will be responsible for maintaining full confidentiality, upholding protocol, managing information flow, and following up on deadlines and commitments. You will also facilitate knowledge building and management; provide logistical support; support communications; and coordinate secretarial services.You would be responsible for
  • Ensuring optimal communication flows between the Regional Director and the staff of the Regional Office (RO), as well as external counterparts. In consultation with other RO personnel, responding to requests for information, in a timely, discrete manner.Working closely with and under the guidance of the Special Assistant, prepare documentation and presentations, including correspondence, briefs and reports, and research and collate material to meet the Regional Director’s needs for official trips and meetings.Undertaking logistical administrative and financial arrangements in consultation with the Special Assistant and the Operations Team, for meetings and workshops organized by the RO’s Office.Briefing, guiding and training new/other RO secretaries, on office procedures, UNFPA correspondence standards, and assigning special administrative assignments as needed.Managing the Regional Director’s calendar and scheduling of appointments; receiving high-ranking visitors/officials; and taking minutes as required in the absence of the Special Assistant.Managing all aspects of the Regional Director’s travel arrangements ensuring compliance with UNFPA’s travel policy, preparing travel related briefs, maintaining appropriate files and reports and monitoring the budget of the RD’s Office;Assisting in the preparation and finalization of the Regional Director’s work plans, including the preparation of informal translations, and acting as interpreter if required.Support the Deputy Regional Director and/or the Officer-in-Charge in the absence of the Regional Director.Perform any other task as assigned by the Regional Director or Deputy Regional Director.
  • Qualifications and ExperienceEducationCompleted Secondary Level Education required. First level university degree desirable.Knowledge and Experience
  • Six years of relevant experience in administration.Some experience in research assistance.Strong interpersonal and organisational skills.Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT financial systems.Good written and verbal communication skills in both French and English.
  • LanguagesFluency in French and English is required; knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.Required CompetenciesValues
  • Exemplifying integrity,Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,Embracing cultural diversity,Embracing change.
  • Core Competencies
  • Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,Communicating for impact
  • Functional Competencies
  • Providing logistical supportManaging dataManaging documents, correspondence, and reportsManaging information and workflowPlanning, organizing, and multitaskingManagerial Competencies (if applicable):Providing strategic focus,Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,Leading, developing, and empowering people, creating a culture of performanceMaking decisions and exercising judgment
  • Compensation and BenefitsThis position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.UNFPA Work EnvironmentUNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, diversity, integrity and healthy work-life balance. We are committed to ensuring gender parity in the organization and therefore encourage women to apply. Individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community, minority ethnic groups, indigenous populations, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities in terms of appointment, training, compensation and selection for all regardless of personal characteristics and dimensions of diversity. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is at the heart of UNFPA’s workforce – click here to learn more.Closing date: 14 March 2024.

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