Duration: Fixed-term: 2 years with possibility of extension
Post Number: 2000522
CCOG Code: 2106a
Staff in the General Service category are recruited locally from the Primary Location area, which is where the office is located.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.
The Shared Services Centre (SSC) recommends and administers process management and procedures that need to be executed effectively; ensures the management of quality assurance activities associated with the transactional processes and implementation of service delivery; continuously improves the satisfaction of its customers, internal or external, while pursuing a continuous improvement agenda that will drive up service excellence while driving down the costs of service delivery through process standardization, process automation and self-service capabilities.
The post is located in the Shared Services Centre (SSC) in Budapest, Hungary.
The Payroll Benefits Assistant plays a lead role in the coordination of payroll and benefits support services for the unit. He/she performs a broad range of activities requiring in-depth analysis and interpretation of relevant policies, procedures and practices. The incumbent provides procedural guidance to managers and staff.
The Payroll Benefits Assistant reports to the Payroll Benefits Officer. Work is performed autonomously, showing a high degree of initiative and independent judgement. Supervision received is focused on facilitating service delivery. The incumbent provides guidance and training to programme support staff in the division or office.
The Payroll Benefits Assistant maintains a wide range of contacts with managers, staff and stakeholders inside and outside the unit. The incumbent collaborates closely with colleagues in other offices and the corporate services, ensuring the quality and consistency of payroll and benefits support services.
Impact of Work
The incumbent’s work impacts directly on the smooth and efficient operations of systems support activities of the unit. He/she plays a lead role in the coordination and provision of the support services for the successful achievement of the unit’s mandate.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Education: Secondary School Education
Experience: Four years of systems support experience, including experience in payroll and in working with database applications, using Access or other database query products
Languages: Working knowledge (proficient – level C) of English
IT Skills: Good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment
Residency: General Service Staff are recruited locally. To be eligible for this position, candidates must be nationals of the country of the duty station or possess an existing visa/work permit, and reside within commuting distance of the duty station at the time of the application. “Commuting distance” means the distance within which staff members can travel daily between their place of work and their residence.
Desirable Qualifications And Skills
FAO staff are expected to adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,
Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency
• FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
• Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link:
HOW TO APPLY
• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Once completed, please apply and submit your application, with language certificates as attachments. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications. FAO reserves the right to request candidates to undertake a language test in the future, as appropriate
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT