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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2019-05-03

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Finance & Administrative Assistant

Bangkok (Thailand)

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Finance Associate, the Finance & Administrative Assistant is responsible for helping ensure the provision and the execution of finance services and the effective and transparent utilization of financial resources including the integrity of financial and administrative services. The incumbent promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations.    

The Finance & Administrative Assistant works in close collaboration with the Programme and Operations teams in the Regional Offices and Project Offices, and also Country Offices and UN Women HQ for resolving together financial-related issues, and to ensure consistent service delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Finance Associate, the Finance & Administrative Assistant is responsible for helping ensure the provision and the execution of finance services and the effective and transparent utilization of financial resources including the integrity of financial and administrative services. The incumbent promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations.

 The Finance & Administrative Assistant works in close collaboration with the Programme and Operations teams in the Regional Offices and Project Offices, and also Country Offices and UN Women HQ for resolving together financial-related issues, and to ensure consistent service delivery.

Competencies

The key results have an impact on effective operational management and implementation of programmes. Accurate analysis and presentation of information enhances UN Women’s position as a strong development partner. The information provided facilitates decision making of the management.

CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Thorough knowledge of financial rules and regulations and accounting principles.
  • Excellent knowledge and application skills of IT tools and management systems.
  • Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new systems.
  • Good analytical skills and results orientation.
  • Client oriented approach to work.

Skills to manage relationships and communicate.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Completion of secondary education is required. University degree (or equivalent) in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field is an asset.

Experience:

  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration or programme support is required at the national or international level. Proficiency in using computers and standard office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems required. Experience working in the UN System is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN working knowledge is an asset.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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