Operations Associate MM4P

  • Added Date: Monday, 12 March 2018
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 07 April 2018

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  • Full compliance of administrative activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
  • Provision of inputs to the CO administrative business processes mapping and implementation of the internal standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Preparation of administrative team results-oriented workplans.
  • Organization and coordination of shipments and customs clearance
  • Coordination of travel arrangements. Performing a Buyer role in Atlas for preparation of POs for travel and other administrative expenses.
  • Organization of workshops, conferences, retreats
  • Coordination of DSA, travel agencies, and other administrative surveys, surveys for organization of common services.
  • Support with protocol matters, registration of staff, coordination with local authority on space and other administrative matters.
  • Supervision of cleaning services.
  • Coordination of transportation services, regular vehicle maintenance and insurance.
  • Checking and certifying of vehicle daily log and gas consumption, update and maintenance of vehicle history report.
  • Prompt reporting and investigation of cases of vehicle accidents, damage, loss or theft of items; update and maintenance of vehicle history report.
  • Research and retrieval of statistical data from internal and external sources; preparation of statistical charts, tables and reports.
  • Coordination of assets management in the CO, timely preparation and submission of periodic inventory reports.
  • Coordination of the provision of reliable and quality office supplies
  • Maintenance of administrative control records such as commitments and expenditures.
  • Confirmation of availability of funds prior to review by supervisor; creation of vendor set-up information in Atlas; 
  • Maintenance of data integrity in the database, control programme; analysis of results and initiation of corrective actions when necessary.
  • Coordination of  services cost-recovery arrangements.
  • Proper control of supporting documents of funds and activities.
  • Provision of the information for the audit.
  • Coordination with CO in relation to office space management. 
  • Organization of procurement processes including preparation of RFQs, ITBs or RFPs documents, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their preliminary evaluation. Preparation of POs.
  • Implementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase orders are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.
  • Training of staff on the administrative procedures
  • Briefing/debriefing of staff members on issues relating to area of work
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position.
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks.
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning.
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools, and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.
  • Uses information/databases/other management systems.
  • Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions.
  • Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches.
  • Responds positively to new approaches.
  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion.
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines.
  • Responds to client needs promptly.
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity.
  • Excellent writing, communication and organization skills.
  • Able to demonstrate high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Self-development, initiative-taking.
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work.
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively.
  • Creating synergies through self-control.
  • Managing conflict.
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making.
  • Secondary Education, preferably with specialized certification in Management, Accounting or Finance. 
  • University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
  • Six (6) years progressively responsible administrative experience is required at the national or international level or,
  • Candidates having Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and three years of relevant work experience.
  • Specialized training in office management and administration is highly desirable.
  • Experience with a UN organization/agency is desirable.
  • Experience with ATLAS and UNDP Procurement Processes is desired, but not a requirement.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Fluency in English. Excellent writing, verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Mandarin, would be an advantage. 

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Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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