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, a Champion
Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the Administrative Associate is responsible for executing a broad variety of procedural and specialized administrative tasks for the respective field office requiring in-depth knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes and policies.
How can you make a difference?
ProcurementGuides managers in the process of PCA/SSAs in line with the policies and guidance issued by FRG, supply division and DHR. Facilitates the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners that provide a service to the section. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TORâ€™s in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements. Maintains up-to-date vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters.
Communications & WorkflowFacilitates the communications and workflow of the organizational unit to enhance the efficiency and timeliness of operations and outputs. Manages incoming and outgoing correspondence, e-mails and telephone calls. Communicates routine and some non-routine information pertaining to the work of the team. Establishes and maintains the office filing and reference systems, both traditional and digital; and ensures the inter/intra-net websites are up to date and accurate.
Calendar/Meetings/Correspondence ManagementMaintains office calendar and arranges meetings Takes minutes of meetings, ensuring accuracy, attention to detail and coherence.
Events/LogisticsSupports capacity development activities and conferences by making the logistical arrangements, through engaging with facilitators, caterers and hosts. Arranges times through liaising with participants over availability. Liaises with budget focal points and section over costs and needs. Prepares background materials for participants and uploads cleared materials on the intranet. Prepares and maintains agendas on meetings and events related to the work group commitments.
Invoice ProcessingResponsible for collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and, thereafter processing in VISION. Uploads electronic files and verifies results to destination system. Responds to client transaction status and other inquiries.
Supplies/EquipmentSupports management of administrative supplies, office equipment, and updating inventory of items. Monitors and supervises adequate and appropriate use of supplies. Ensures that services and maintenance of premises are in accordance with organizational standards. Arranges for the purchase and timely distribution of office supplies.
AttendanceMaintains and updates a system which monitors the absence of staff.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work, such as Public Administration, business, social studies. A minimum of 6 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required. Familiarity with emergency preparedness and response is considered as an asset. Fluency in French and english is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
Functional Competencies:Analyzing (II) Learning and Researching (II) Planning and organizing (II) Following Instructions and Procedures (II)
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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process