Mauritania: Senior Executive Associate, GS6,Nouakchott, Mauritanie

By UN Children’s Fund Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Mauritania
Closing date: 23 Oct 2018

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, [insert tagline]

Mauritania, officially named the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a West African country. It has borders with Algeria, Western Sahara, Mali and Senegal, and access to the Atlantic Ocean, which look like straight lines because they were drawn by a colonizing country, France. Its capital is Nouakchott.

This country is very arid. A large part of its territory is desert, which explains the small number of the population despite its large surface area. The population density, in terms of the number of people per square kilometer, is low (about 3 people per km²).

UNICEF mission is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does – in programmes, in advocacy and in operations.

How can you make a difference?

This position reports to a senior executive with responsibility for the management and coordination of work for a broad segment of the Organization (i.e. major program, sector, or office). The role of this post is to provide administrative and secretarial support services to the senior executive.

The Sr. Executive Assistant is responsible to ensure the smooth running of the Office. This involves management of information and coordination of matters within a substantive team. The post is a key interface with a broad range of contacts including high-ranking officials, both within and outside the Organization. The post prioritizes tasks and organizes work independently based on general direction from the supervisor.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of Secondary School Education. High School Diploma, and business courses or other relevant disciplines
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in accounting, financial or budget work, including on the job training in accounting and financial procedures and systems. Knowledge and skills in using corporate financial systems as well as standard office computer applications.
  • Five years of office support work experience, including, organizing and supervising the whole range of office support and administrative activities. Ability to work with minimum of supervision. Ability to extract and format data and to solve operational problems. Ability to organize own and others work, set priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to organize meetings and events. Ability to handle work quickly and accurately under time constraints
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
  • 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.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at

    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.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    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

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