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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Khartoum

  • Organization: UN
  • Location: Khartoum
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-28

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human rights, and sustainable peace; support peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in particular in Blue Nile and South Kordofan (the Two Areas) and Darfur; and support the mobilization of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance.
The position is based in Khartoum and is located in the Office of the Chief of Mission Support.

Responsibilities

• Acts as adviser on management matters pertaining to human resources, budgeting, financial and general administration.
• As directed, develops, prepares, and monitors work plans, strategies and assigned programme areas for the administrative activities of the Mission and assists in securing the required human and financial resources.
• In cooperation with other offices of the Mission, plans and forecasts the personnel, financial and logistical requirements of all Mission components.
• Exercises budgetary and administrative controls.
• Certifies mission expenditure using delegation of authority granted by the Head of Mission and CMS and reports on administrative, logistical and financial matters accordingly. • Drafts guidelines, reports and correspondence on a wide range of issues for the Chief of Mission Support and ensures adherence to relevant UN rules and regulations and policies. • Drafts responses to correspondence required from the Chief of Mission Support on administrative/policy documents and KPIs are being monitored and met
• Provides advice and assists supervisors in areas of problem solving, dealing with ad-hoc issues that arise, and undertakes tasks and special projects, such as Security/Evacuation Plan, welfare activities, etc as requested.
• Undertakes evaluation of support provided by the Mission Support Division to the various parts of the Mission.
• Monitors implementation of Audit/Board of Inquiry recommendations.
• Assists the in the supervision of Air Safety matters in the Mission as well as coordination of Security operations in the Mission.
• Supports the Office Chief of Mission Support in liaising with the Offices of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Deputy SRSG as well as Chiefs of Services and Sections on administrative issues/activities.
• Liaises with local authorities, UN / Agencies / Funds and Programmes or other parties on behalf of Mission Support Division.
• Represents the Mission Support section/unit at regular meetings with other UN Agencies as requested.
• Maintains direct liaison with Resident and External Auditors.
• Reviews audit observations submitted and drafts appropriate responses in consultation with the Chief of Mission Support.
• May represent the Senior Administrative Officer or Chief of Mission Support in various standing Boards and Committees, such as Property Survey Board (PSB), Claims Review Board (CRB), and may act as alternate/Chairperson of the Local Committee on Contracts.
• Performs other duties, as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism Knowledge of UN rules, regulations and policies including Human Resources and Finance. 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

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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; 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.

Creativity:
Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, human resources management, finance, accounting, or related field. A first level university degree with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, budget, finance or general administration and customer service function, is required

Experience in providing guidance to Senior leadership, monitoring compliance of KPIs and engaging in addressing performance issues is required.

Hands-on experience with UN administrative/financial policies and practices is required.

Experience in handling complex organizational issues at the international level is desirable

Experience providing services to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable

Experience in a shared services environment is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. This is a Position Specific Job Opening (PSJO), where successful candidates would be placed on the roster following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side 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.

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