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Administrative Officer, (NO-1), Mexico City, Mexico, #126239 [Temp Appointment - Mexican National Only]
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
NO-1 Entry Professional Temporary Locallly Recruited
Job Expired 16 Oct 2023
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, results

Mexico is a country of origin, transit and destination for migrant children from the countries of northern Central America, seeking safety and opportunity in Mexico or the United States. These are children fleeing from gang-related and gender-based violence, organized crime, extortion, poverty and limited access to education and social services. They have been repeatedly exposed to threats, intimidation and insecurity in a lawless environment. Many also want to be reunited with their families who reside in the United States. 

UNICEF is supporting state and local authorities for the rapid identification, registration and care of unaccompanied and separated children and adolescents who have entered the country or are moving through Mexico at both the northern and southern borders. Mexico Office supports the country deal with the migration crisis and implement actions to improve the lives of the children in Mexico in the areas of education, nutrition, social policy, child protection besides other transversal activities. The office is rapidly growing, and we are in the process of building the structure that we need to increase our reach in the country and improve the services we deliver. 

How can you make a difference?

The Administrative Officer ensures the office’s administrative operations and services are in compliance with the organization's administrative policy, procedures, rules, and regulations. He/She also may be assigned the primary, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results: 


1. Policy, Procedures, and Strategies 

2. Budget Management

3. Administrative Support and Services

4. Property Management

5. Contract Arrangement and Control

6. Staff Learning and Development 

7. Partnership, Coordination, and Collaboration

If you are interested in learning more about this position and the key-end results and accountabilities, read the Complete Job Description  ToRs TA Administrative Officer.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have the following requirements... 

  • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant area, preferably business management, administration, finance, international business, etc. 
  • One year of professional work experience in office management or administration in international organizations or in major national organizations. 
  • Supervisory work experience. 
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Proficiency (advanced level) in English. 

For every child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

 UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to including everyone, regardless of race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


  • UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. 
  • UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • This is a national position. Candidates who are not original citizens of Mexico must hold a valid Mexican citizenship previous to applying, to be considered eligible for this post. Please note that work visas are not enough to be eligible for this position. 
  • This is a temporary position, expected to last 364 days. Exceptionally, it may be extended for an additional 364 days, summing to 728 days as the maximum possible duration of this appointment.

  Apply now and JOIN US as the next Administrative Officer at UNICEF Mexico!  

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