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Business Operations Specialist, Facilities and Administrative Services Branch (FASB), Division for Management Services (DMS), New York, P-3

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-03

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Job Summary

This position is located in the Facilities and Administrative Services Branch (FASB) within the Division for Management Services (DMS). FASB provides and oversees a broad range of support services relating to facilities and asset management, travel, mail & pouch and administrative/general services for both Headquarters and Field Offices. The term Field Offices includes all offices located outside of Headquarters including Regional/Sub-Regional Offices, Liaison Offices and Country Offices. The incumbent reports to the Chief, Administrative & Common Services Section and supervises 3 staff.

The incumbent maintains professional contacts with staff at UNFPA-Headquarters, Development Coordination Office (DCO), UNDP and other sister agencies together with field based colleagues. Provides professional support, analyses, clarification, and information and maintains regular contact with staff, within and outside the Organization as may be required.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Chief Administrative & Common Services Section, the Business Operations Specialist provides expert guidance and leadership on Business Operations Strategy (BOS)/Common Back Office (CBO) implementation, Efficiency calculations, Vehicle fleet management and mail and pouch services on a global scale.

Qualifications and Experience


An advanced (Master’s) University Degree in Business, Management, Business Administration, Operations Management, Public Administration or any other relevant discipline;

Knowledge and Experience: 

5 years of experience in the field of management at the national and international level, this should ideally include direct field/in-country experience; UN common system knowledge and work experience with the United Nations Efficiency Agenda including BOS implementation is highly desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is a must.


Fluency in written and spoken English required. Knowledge of another official UN language an asset.

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