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UNMISS Vacancies 2023 for Administrative Officer Jobs in Juba Location.
UNMISS Jobs in Juba 2023:- New job notification not for UNMISS job opportunity portal for the post of Administrative Officer. Administrative Officer Vacancy is for the Juba location. Candidates should apply through unmiss.unmissions.org before the last date which is 23/08/2023.
Administrative Officer Jobs at UNMISS Details
|Recruiter Name||UNMISS (United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan)|
|Name of Vacancy||Administrative Officer Vacancy in South Sudan|
|Job Type||UN Jobs in South Sudan|
|Top Job Category of the day||NGO Jobs in South Sudan|
Administrative Officer Jobs Description
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office of the Chief of Staff Field Support Office of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Juba is classified in the “E” category and as a non-family duty station. The Administrative Officer FS-6 reports to the Senior Liaison Officer Operations P-5 in the Field Support Office-Office of the Chief of Staff (OCOS).
The following responsibilities of the Administrative Officer FS-6 are executed in support of the Field Offices, under the direction of the Senior Liaison Officer Operations (Office of the Chief of Staff)
• Effectively coordinates actions relative to the administration of human resource activities including recruitment, placement, promotion, performance appraisal job classification reviews, separation of staff members, training etc. ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedures.
• Provides information on conditions of service, duties and responsibilities, and privileges and entitlements under the Staff Rules and Regulations.
Budget and Finance:
• Takes the lead with respect to the preparation of the work programme ensuring that financial resources are utilized to implement activities in accordance with the programme budget allotment issued
• Liaises with and supports Strategic Planning Unite in assisting the Office of the Chief of staff and Field Support Office in budget preparation.
• Monitors and reviews the work programme and budget by conducting regular and special reviews to assess progress of actual work versus the programme plan.
• Coordinates and contributes to the production of mission reports, fact sheets, briefing notes.
• Defines requirements and works with systems units with respect to improving budget reporting systems and cost-effective utilization of program resources particularly in the field offices.
• Develops procedures and implements same to ensure that accounting and financial management controls are consistent with UN policy and practice.
• Supervises and/or provides guidance on financial administration and management information issues and practices to colleagues.
• Liaises with the budget and finance section as directed by the Office of the Chief of Staff / Field Support Office
• Provides guidance and leadership to more junior staff particularly in Field Support Office
. Oversees work related to procurement, billing, and receipt of income from various services, operational travel programme, procurement and monitoring and evaluation of vendor contracts/payment to vendors and individual contactors for services.
• Reviews adequacy of departmental space requirements.
• Oversees the identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software, and Systems.
• Organizes, coordinates, and oversees all events, meetings, and functions for the Chief of staff
• Processes Movement of Personnel and other official travel related requests as required.
• Performs other duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge and familiarity with the United Nations structure, administrative, budgetary, and financial and human resources policies and procedures and documentation Analytical skills of cross cutting substantive and operational issues in peace keeping /peacebuilding missions. Familiar with the planning cycle, and the range of approaches taken in different parts of the UN system in post conflict settings. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage challenging multi-stakeholder processes. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinion, make conclusions and recommendations. Values diversity and works effectively with colleagues and contacts in the immediate and wider teams in pursuit of objectives. Varies language and content to ensure understanding of audience. Facilitates others to solve problems. Anticipates and manages risks. 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.
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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
High school diploma and equivalent is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
Technical or vocational certificate in administrative services, finance, human resources, business administration or personnel management is required.
At least ten (10) 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, of which three (3) years should have been at a supervisory level is required. The minimum of six years of relevant experience is reduced to five years for candidates who possess a first level University degree.
Experience in international operations in a post-conflict environment is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
• This position is temporarily available for six months, possibility of extension subject to availability of funds. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
• Qualified women that meet the requirements of this job opening are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given full consideration in accordance with the United Nations efforts to increase women participation in its workforce.
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.
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.
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