Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located within the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Baghdad. The incumbent will report to the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance (DSRSG-P) through the Special Assistant, P3.Responsibilities
Within delegated authority and under the overall guidance of the Special Assistant the incumbent will carry out a broad range of duties in support of the management and functioning of the Office of the DSRSG-P. These duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Managing the calendar of meetings and appointments of the DSRSG-P with Iraqi senior officials, diplomats, heads of international organizations, and others.
• Processing correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, in coordination with the Special Assistant and routings and distributing routine and confidential material, including Code Cables.
• Maintaining appropriate records and general management files.
• Coordinating the travel programme of the Office of the DSRSG-P, liaising with Movcon, Close Protection, and other sections as relevant, and handling administrative tasks. Preparing folders for business trips and meetings. Keeping others informed by conveying directives, reports, status updates, and other relevant information.
• Assisting in the overall administration of the mission, providing administrative support in managing priorities and workflow in the Office of the DSRSG-P, and liaising with other Principals’ Offices as required.
• Handling a wide range of administrative duties and processes through Umoja such as leave requests, attendance records, timesheets, travel arrangements, and expense reports, as well as other processes including visa applications telecommunications charges, equipment purchase, services and supply requisitions, conference rooms booking, etc.
• Performing other duties as assigned.
• Professionalism: Substantive experience in, and thorough knowledge of, administrative functions (e.g., budget/ work programme, human resources, database management, etc.). Extensive knowledge, regarding the application staff regulations and rules. Ability to manage processes, maintain accurate records, interpret/analyse a wide variety of data, and identify/resolve data discrepancies and activity problems. Extensive experience and familiarity with administrative support to Front Office of senior UN officials; High degree of commitment to ensure the proper use of the unit's allocated resources and assets. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amounts 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.
• Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients," and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors on-going developments inside and outside the client's environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
High school or equivalent diploma is required.Job - Specific Qualification
Technical or vocational certificate in administrative services, finance, human resources, business administration or personnel management is required.Work Experience
At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience within the United Nations system or the private sector in the field of administrative services, finance, accounting, human resources, audit, or in other related fields is required.
Experience and familiarity with administrative support to senior UN officials is required, including experience in the workflow of a Front Office and coordination with internal and external counterparts.
Experience in, and thorough knowledge of, administrative functions in budget/ work programme, human resources or data management is required.
Experience in managing processes, maintain accurate records, interpret/analyse a wide variety of data, and trouble-shooting is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in both Arabic and English is required.Assessment
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.Special Notice
This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. 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 and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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.
Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
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.
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