• Added Date: Friday, 12 January 2018
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 25 January 2018

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This job opening is for two positions.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of Administrative Assistant, the Messenger provides reliable messenger services and reliable and safe sanitary services.

S/he demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

  • Daily Office premises cleaning and keep in order.
  • General/ thorough cleaning and keep in order – once a week and when needed.
  • Provision of other tasks related to cleaning and messenger duties carry on.

Provides efficient organization and cleaning services:

  • Keeping clean offices, kitchen, corridors, stairs, toilets, meeting room, workshop venue and the entire office environment at all times;
  • Paying attention and ensuring hygienic standard of sanitary facilities at all times;
  • Keeps office room floors, surfaces, furniture, walls, doors, windows, carpets clean and hygienic;
  • Keep all rest rooms clean, neat and provided with all hygiene items; toilet papers,  cleaning liquids, etc.
  • Report on the stock status of toilet rolls, soaps, washing liquid etc. regularly;
  • Maintain the organization of paper, documents, and clean desks and offices;
  • Support office hospitality in the presence of guests;

Provides efficient messenger services focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Collection and delivery of mail and other materials as required from and to the post office, government agencies and other institutions;
  • Sorting, delivery and pick up of mail from various offices on the premises at regular intervals. Maintenance of records as required;
  • Packaging of material received for dispatch; labeling, inserting material in envelopes and franking outgoing mail;
  • Photocopying and document duplicating services;
  • Ensuring that refreshments are served and provided to the management staff and attendees of official meetings as requested;
  • Assist in the loading, unloading and movement of furniture, equipment and cargo office supplies;
  • Perform variety of unskilled tasks as helper and messenger;
  • Remain flexible and work outside working hours when required;
  • Other duties as required by admin and/or management.

Functional competencies:

  • Ability to sort out and organize large quantities of material for dispatch.
  • Understanding of essential UNOCHA administrative procedures and requirements.
  • Efficiency in the delivery of all listed services.

Leadership and Self-Management:

  • Focuses on results for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback.

Working relationships:

  • Working relationships among other cleaning personnel and other colleagues limited to the minimal information exchange needed.
  • Confidentiality of information and internal documentation.
  • Education: Primary education is required while secondary education is desirable.
  • Experience: At least 1- 2 years of work experience preferably with international organizations.
  • Language: Good knowledge of the Arabic language and Ability to understand and speak English is highly desirable.


Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Contract Duration: one year

This vacancy is archived.

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