ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

negotiable / YEAR Expired 2 weeks ago
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JOB DETAIL

Org. Setting and Reporting
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Human Resources Policies Division, ICSC, the incumbent provides secretarial and administrative assistance to the Chief and staff of the Division.
Responsibilities
• Organizes the Chief’s daily schedule of appointments; manages all incoming mail and correspondence; and responds or drafts responses to a wide range of correspondence and other communications, information requests and inquiries; uses standard word processing package to produce a variety of large, complex documents and reports. • Performs a variety of administrative support functions for the Division (e.g. daily leave recording, meeting organization, travel reservations, expense claims, vouchers, visa applications, etc.,); Liaises with the Executive Office and with senior officials in other divisions regarding on-going programmes and other administrative matters; • Ensures smooth and efficient information flow within the Division by reviewing all material prepared for the Chief’s signature for compliance with the United Nations rules and regulations; carries out quality control function for outgoing documents; proofreads and edits texts for adherence for format, grammar, punctuation and style; • Researches, compiles and summarizes background materials for use in the preparation of reports, speeches, meetings, etc; Prepares minutes at divisional meetings; • Provides assistance in making logistical arrangements for Commission sessions, common system-wide, working group and divisional meetings, video conferences and training sessions; • Provides assistance in the development and design of questionnaires for compiling data from all organizations of the United Nations common system and summarizes responses. • Assists in the preparation of presentation materials using appropriate technology/software; • Manages and maintains internal databases; generates standard and and non-standard reports; maintains files (both paper and electronic) for work unit; • Participates in the review meetings for the Classification of Field Duty Stations according to the Conditions of Life and Work; • Performs other duties as assigned.
Competencies
• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of general office and administrative support including administrative policies, processes and procedures. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. • COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals; 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. • TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Education
High school diploma or equivalent.
Job – Specific Qualification
Relevant training in PoweBI is desirable Proficiency in computer software applications (MS Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) is required.
Work Experience
Experience in the use of Microsoft office is required Experience using PowerBI is desirable A minimum of 5 years general office administration is required At least 1 year transactional experience in ERP system such as Umoja is required Experience with the UN Editorial Manual, or that of a similar international organization for formatting documents is desirable Experience working with senior officials is desirable
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
Special Notice
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. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
New York, United States
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