Port Sudan| Senior Administrative Associate | UNHCR

Port Sudan| Senior Administrative Associate | UNHCR



Port Sudan| Senior Administrative Associate | UNHCR
Port Sudan| Senior Administrative Associate | UNHCR




Port Sudan, Sudan

time type

Full time

Hardship Level

E (most hardship)

Family Type

Non-Family with Residential Location

Family Type

Non-Family with Residential LocationDanger Pay

Residential location (if applicable)

Nairobi (CO), Kenya

Grade

GS7

Staff Member / Affiliate Type

General Service

Reason

Regular > Regular Assignment

Remote work accepted

No

Target Start Date

2024-06-01

Job Posting End Date

May 14, 2024

Standard Job Description

Senior Administrative Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Senior Administrative Associate is responsible for assisting the concerned manager in the implementation of general administrative and resource management tasks. The incumbent will work quite independently on regular assignments with oversight from the supervisor, who will provide general guidance and work plans for identifying work priorities and appropriate approaches; work is controlled for meeting expected results and conformity to policy and procedures. S/he is normally supervised by a (Senior) Administrative Officer or a National Administrative Officer.

The incumbent may directly supervise some support staff. Contacts on administrative-related issues are mainly with Sections/Units/Offices within the organization both at HQ and in the Field and with local suppliers/services/partners/national authorities on routine subject matters as well as on matters of importance to the Organization.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable for performing their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional, and managerial competencies and UNHCR's core values of professionalism, integrity, and respect for diversity.


Duties


- Assist the supervisor in the provision of resources (human, material, and services) necessary to support the day-to-day activities of the staff in the office.
- Assist the supervisor in ensuring the UNHCR Office premises provide a healthy, safe, and respectful working environment.
- Analyses and maintains an overview of the work of the office to ensure that timely administrative support is provided in general and specialized areas.
- Participates in the recruitment and training of General Service staff for specialized and non-specialized work and assigns General Service staff to meet work requirements.
- Reviews and evaluates the work of subordinates directly or through lower-level supervisors.
- In addition to general administration responsibilities, may also supervise, directly and indirectly, activities concerned with office and grounds maintenance, security, transport, and similar services.
- Briefs international personnel on general administrative matters, provides advice, and ensures administrative support as required.
- Advises and assists senior staff in the area of office management.
- Arrange for and/or attend meetings on day-to-day administrative matters, participate in discussions of new or revised procedures and practices, interpret and assess the impact of changes, and make recommendations for follow-up action.
- Prepares correspondence, special reports, evaluations, and justifications as required on general administrative or specialized tasks that may be of a confidential nature within the assigned area of responsibility.
- Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision-making in risk based on the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues, and concerns to a supervisor or to a relevant functional colleague(s).
- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications


Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G7 - 4 years relevant experience with a High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with a Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education

Not applicable.

Certificates and/or Licenses
Business Administration, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources
or other related field
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Essential:
Not specified

Desirable:
Completion of UNHCR learning programs or specific training relevant to functions of the position.

Functional Skills

*IT-Computer Literacy

BU-PeopleSoft EPM/Budget

*CO-Drafting and Documentation

*UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures

SC-UN/UNHCR Procurement Rules and Procedures

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and the UN working language of the duty station if not English.

For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.

For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.


All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination, and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, supporting ongoing dialogue on these matters, and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting, and selection of candidates.


Desired Candidate Profile

The Senior Administrative Associate is responsible for assisting the concerned manager in the implementation of general administrative and resource management tasks. The incumbent will work quite independently on regular assignments with oversight from the supervisor, who will provide general guidance and work plans for identifying work priorities and appropriate modalities of meeting day-to-day general admin requirements; With defined set objectives and work priorities, the incumbent is controlled to meeting expected results and operates in conformity to policy and procedures. S/he will be supervised by an Administrative Officer. The incumbent will directly supervise some staff. Contacts on administrative-related issues are mainly with Sections/Units/Offices within the organization both at HQ and in the Field and with local suppliers/services/partners/national authorities on routine subject matters as well as on matters of importance to the Organization.

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):

Desired languages

Operational context

Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:

Nature of Position:

Living and Working Conditions:

Additional Qualifications

Skills


BU-PeopleSoft EPM/Budget, CO-Drafting, and Documentation, IT-Computer Literacy, SC-UN/UNHCR Procurement Rules and Procedures, UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures

Education

Certifications

Business Administration - Other, Finance - Other, Human Resources - Other, Office Management - Other

Work Experience
Competencies

Accountability, Analytical thinking, Change capability & adaptability, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Managing performance, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration



Compendium

Additional Information

Functional clearance

This position doesn't require a functional clearance


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