Within delegated authority, the Administrative Officer will be responsible for the following duties; Human Resource Management • Serves as first reporting officer and primary supervisor for the staff of the audit response unit. • Acts as the primary point of contact on all matters relating to the oversight bodies (United Nations Board of Auditors (BOA), Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) and the Audit Response Unit/Department of Operational Support (DOS). • Oversees the preparation and implementation of the annual work plan of the Audit Response Unit to ensure work priorities and objectives, taking into account the most effective use of resources. Budget and Finance • Defines requirements and works with sections and units with to improve budget reporting systems and cost-effective utilization of programme resources. • Develops and implements procedures to ensure that accounting and financial management controls are consistent with UN policy and provisions. • Supervises and/or provides guidance on financial administration and management information issues and practices to colleagues. • Oversees work related to procurement, billing and receipt of income from various services, operational travel programme, procurement monitoring and evaluation of vendor contracts/payment to vendors and individual contractors for services. General Administration • Reviews adequacy of field mission’s space requirements. • Effectively coordinates the actions related to the administration of human resource activities, e.g., recruitment, placement, promotion, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation of staff members, training etc., ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedures. • Oversees the identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software and systems, coordinating enhancements as necessary. • Documents, evaluates and tests systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness to ensure (i) compliance with policies and procedures, (ii) accomplishment of management’s objectives, (iii) reliability and integrity of information, (iv) economic use of resources, and (v) safeguarding of assets. • Coordinates initial arrangements for oversight assignments, including provision of facilities, access to systems, planning, and preparation of documentation. Brief auditors on accounting, financial control and reporting procedures. • Review responses to oversight recommendations and advises the Senior Administrative Officer on implementation of recommendations, within the Mission risk management framework, and identify solutions to issues arising from recommendations. • Identify systemic issues, drawing from lessons learned, and develop guidelines for the conduct of mission self-assessment reviews. • Manages the repository of all audit and associated records; • Leads and monitors the implementation of recommendations of oversight bodies including BOA and OIOS. • Performs other related work as required.