Administrative Assistant

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Administration
  • Deadline:
    December 11, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job no: 557501
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Kyiv
Level: G-5
Location: Ukraine
Categories: Supply Management, Operations, Administration

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, hope 

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Job organizational context:

The Generic Job Profile for the Administrative Assistant at the G-5 level can be used in any UNICEF office, as the administrative focal point for a section that is outside of the office’s administrative unit.   The Administrative Assistant is accountable for both specialized and procedural communications, operational and administrative support services, including administration of common premises and services, and logistical support

How can you make a difference?

Impact of Results

The scope of key results extends beyond small, discrete teams to impact support services of larger, more complex organizational structures. S/He supports the supervisor in the compilation and coordination of work products, ensuring deadlines are met and that established rules and procedures are followed. The work is standardized; yet the incumbent must apply a good knowledge of guidelines, to operationally support the Division/Office. Key performance indicators go beyond the timeliness and accuracy of work to include planning and organizing the work of the team.

Administrative Assistants at this level represent the supervisor in communications involving the exchange of non-routine information, coordinating and following up on deadlines as well as establishing and maintaining communications with staff across various divisions. Communications require tact and discretion. They may also provide guidance and direction to temporary or lower level staff

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Office Management

  • As an Asset Focal Point for Kyiv Office coordinates management of administrative supplies, office equipment, and updating record  of items.
  • Prepares assets (tangible and intangible) reports, ensures due records in the system.
  • Advises supervisor and processes disposal cases in mAsset and VISION and ensures the PSB decisions implementation timely and accurately.
  • Review needs for contracting of logistics third party services (e.g. customs clearance, warehousing, transport, distribution) and transmit all supporting information for contracting of such service providers including establishment of KPIs and performance monitoring mechanisms.

Asset management / Supplies/Equipment

 Supports 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.

Procurement

 Process low value procurement for the office needs, raise Purchase Requisitions.

  • 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 TOR’s in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements.
  • Maintains up-to-date vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters.
  • Review needs for contracting of administrative third party services (e.g. cleaning services, security, storage area and shelter) and transmit all supporting information for contracting of such service providers including establishment of KPIs and performance monitoring mechanisms.
  • Maintain and process documentation for execution of logistics operations (e.g. customs clearance, invoice verification), and take appropriate actions to resolve operational issues, escalating complex issues to the supervisor

Invoice Processing

 Responsible for collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and, thereafter processing in VISION, including GR/SES creation.

  • Uploads electronic files and verifies results to destination system.
  • Responds to client transaction status and other inquiries.
  • Communicate with vendors and service providers on timely collection of invoices
  • GSSC focal point for payment submission

 Communications & Workflow

  • Facilitates 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.

 Events & meetings

 Maintains office calendar and arranges conference facilities booking for UNICEF.

  • Supports 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.

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

Recruitment Qualifications

Education: Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.
Experience: A minimum of 5 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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