Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Programme Office in Madagascar (POMDG) with duty station in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC regional Representative for Eastern Africa (ROEA) and the direct supervision of the Associate Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer based at POMDG/ROEA in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
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Responsibilities: The incumbent will assist with day to day administrative support to programme activities related to countering Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism and Maritime Crimes in Madagascar. Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:
• Assist in the coordination of programme /project planning and preparation work for, typically, a medium-size and complex component of the departmental programme /project initiatives; monitor status of programme /project proposals and receipt of relevant documentation for review and approval.
• Compile, summarize, and present basic information/data on specific programmes /project and related topics or issues.
• Review project documents especially cost plans/budgets, for completeness and compliance with relevant rules and procedures prior to submission for final approval and signature; identify inconsistencies; distribute project documents to relevant parties upon approval.
• Review budget revisions; verify availability of funds; ensure necessary approval and entry in computerized budget system.
• Serve as focal point for administrative coordination of programme /project implementation activities, involving extensive liaison with diverse organizational units to initiate requests, obtain necessary clearances, process, and follow-up on administrative actions in particular in the area of human resources, travel and budget/finance.
• Compile, summarize and enter data on project delivery; draft related status reports, identifying shortfalls in delivery, budget overruns, etc., and bring to the attention of management.
• Draft correspondence on budget-related issues and prepare and update periodic reports, briefing notes, graphic and statistical summaries, accounting spreadsheets, etc.
• Provide general office assistance; respond to complex information requests and inquiries; review, log and route incoming correspondence; set up and maintain files/records; organize meetings, workshops; handle routine administrative tasks, such as maintaining attendance records, assessing telephone billing, filing the organization’s documents etc.
• Assist in monitor and verifying assets of the organization and those handed over to third parties.
• Provide guidance/training to new/junior staff.
• Generate a variety of standard statistical and other reports, work orders, etc., using various databases including SAP/Umoja and the Integrated Planning, Management and Reporting (IPMR) system.
• Assist with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information
sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
• Assist with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
• Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
• Professionalism – Has knowledge of general office and administrative support including administrative policies, processes and procedures. Has knowledge of processes and procedures related to programme/project administration, implementation and evaluation, technical cooperation, programming and budgeting. Is able to work well with figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources. Has demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Has ability to perform analysis, modeling, and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
A minimum of five years of experience in programme or project administration, technical cooperation or related area is required. The minimum number of years is reduced to three for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.
Work experience with an ERP system is required
Experience in SAP/Umoja (travel and requisitioning, budget) is desirable.
Work experience with a talent management system (e.g. Inspira) is desirable.
Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
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