Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 21 Jan 2018
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
As focal point of administrative management services in a country or sub-country office, the incumbent is accountable for delivery of efficient and cost effective administrative support services, providing guidance for operations of administrative support services and management of administrative staff. Ensures the office’s administrative operations and services are in compliance with the organization’s administrative policy, procedures, rules and regulations.
Key Expected Results
Appropriate interpretation and application of administrative policy and procedures are timely implemented to support operations at the country and sub-country levels.
The budget preparation and implementation are properly administered, monitored and controlled in the area of administrative management and services.
Management and operations of delivery and improvement in administrative support services are timely and effectively provided, and security arrangements are well established for enhanced safety and security.
Property management of administrative supplies, office equipment, vehicles and other properties are effectively performed.
All administrative transactions and arrangements of contracts satisfy the requirements as stipulated and are in compliance with the applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Staff capacity is enhanced through active staff learning/development programmes in the area of administrative management and services.
Effective working relations are maintained with other agencies, local authorities and implementing partners.
Any other assigned administrative management responsibilities and services are effectively carried out and delivered.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
University degree in social sciences, business management, administration, finance or any other relevant field of discipline.
One year of relevant professional work experience with both national and International work experience in office management, administration, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources, supply or any other relevant function.
Work experience in emergency duty station.
Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Diversity and inclusion
Working with people
Drive for results
Applying Technical Expertise
Following Instructions and Procedures
Planning and Organizing
Specific Technical Knowledge Required
Administrative service management functions of the job as required in the context of the country situations and conditions of service.
UNICEF administrative service management’s policies, procedures and guidelines in the manual as relevant, in the context of the country situations and conditions of work.
UNICEF Mid-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) as it relates to administrative service management in the context of the country situations and conditions of service.
Common Technical Knowledge Required
Principles of office management, operations management, programme management and administration.
Administrative service management’s goals, visions, positions, policies, and strategies
Information and Communication Technology administration.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=509933
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