WACAF hires 01 administrative and Finance Assistant

WACAF hires 01 administrative and Finance Assistant

Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 23 Juillet 2017
Description de l’offre
International Civil Aviation Organization
Vacancy Notice

Post Title: Administrative and Finance Assistant

Vacancy Notice: 2017/20/G 101691
Level: G-4


The Western and Central African (WACAF) Office is primarily responsible for maintaining continuous liaison with States to which it is accredited and with appropriate organizations, regional civil aviation bodies and sub-regional bodies and UN Agencies and programs. The Regional Office ensures interregional coordination and promotes the timely and harmonized implementation of ICAO policies, decisions, Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). WACAF also provides technical guidance and assists States in the establishment of effective safety oversight systems and with implementation of Standards and Recommended Practices.

The Administration Unit provides timely administrative and financial support services related to the development and implementation of the work programme for the Western and Central African Office.

The incumbent reports directly to the Administrative Officer as first-level supervisor and to the Deputy Director as second-level supervisor.


• Completion of secondary school education, with qualifications and formal training in finance at technical level and/or supplementary courses in the fields of financial and accounting management.

Professional experience

• At least four years of experience in supporting finance-related activities.

• Experience in financial management and in using integrated automated systems for the management of financial resources.


• Familiarity with databases, computer generated lists and internal files which are used to update and monitor human resources and financial records.

• Familiarity with UN financial rules and regulations.


• Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in French and English.


• Knowledge of any other language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish).


• Professionalism:
Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

• Communication:
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• 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; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

• 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; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

• Accountability:
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

• Creativity:
Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks ‘outside the box’; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

It should be noted that this post is to be filled on a fixed-term basis for an initial period of three years (first year is probationary for an external candidate).
ICAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Secretary General and may be assigned to any activities or offices of the Organization within the duty station.

ICAO staff members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner befitting their status as international civil servants. The Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service adopted by ICAO, which are applicable to all staff members, are defined in the ICAO Service Code (Staff Regulations).
ICAO offers an attractive benefit package to its employees in accordance with the policies of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC).

The statutory retirement age for staff entering or re-entering service after 1 January 2014 is 65. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete a term of appointment will normally be considered.

Remuneration: Level
Net Base Salary
per annum
CFA Francs 7,635,000


To apply, please visit ICAO’s e-Recruitment website at the following link:

ICAO does NOT charge any fees or request money from candidates at any stage of the selection process, nor does it concern itself with bank account details of applicants. Requests of this nature allegedly made on behalf of ICAO are fraudulent and should be disregarded

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