Administrative Associate

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United Nations Children's Fund


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Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief of Field Office/P4, the Administrative Associate is responsible for executing a broad variety of procedural and specialized administrative tasks for the respective section requiring in-depth knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes and policies.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

  • Office Planning & Project Management (specialized)
  • Ensures the availability of timely, complete and accurate information and data for preparing section work plans and project management plans.
  • Undertakes basic research and performs comparative analysis of project/programme related data.
  • Monitors project implementation against established milestones and makes recommendations to improve performance.
  • Helps ensure timely compliance with agreed deadlines.
  • Acts as focal point in the review of the completeness of data reports with key monitoring and evaluation information.

Procurement

  • Guides managers in the process of PCA/SSAs in line with the policies and guidance issued by FRG, supply division and DHR.
  • Facilitates the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners that provide a service to the section. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TOR’s in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements.
  • Maintains up-to-date vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters.

Communications & Workflow

  • Facilitates the communications and workflow of the organizational unit to enhance the efficiency and timeliness of operations and outputs.
  • Manages incoming and outgoing correspondence, e-mails and telephone calls.
  • Communicates routine and some non-routine information pertaining to the work of the team.
  • Establishes and maintains the office filing and reference systems, both traditional and digital; and ensures the inter/intra-net websites are up to date and accurate.
  • Calendar/Meetings/Correspondence Management
  • Maintains office calendar and arranges meetings,
  • Takes minutes of meetings, ensuring accuracy, attention to detail and coherence

Events/Logistics

  • Supports capacity development activities and conferences by making the logistical arrangements, through engaging with facilitators, caterers and hosts.
  • Arranges times through liaising with participants over availability.
  • Liaises with budget focal points and section over costs and needs.
  • Prepares background materials for participants and uploads cleared materials on the intranet.
  • Prepares and maintains agendas on meetings and events related to the work group commitments.

Travel

  • Provides travel assistance to staff members in section for travel arrangements and entitlements based on the organization’s rules and policies. Liaises with relevant travel focal points to ensure that the organization obtains the best service and price for all travel.
  • Briefs/de-briefs staff members on issues relating to related administrative matters such as visas, security clearance, and documentation procedures.
  • Extracts, inputs, maintains, and verifies correctness of travel records in the organization’s travel system to ensure accurate transactions related to travel costs and staff travel.

Invoice Processing

  • Responsible for collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and, thereafter processing in VISION.
  • Uploads electronic files and verifies results to destination system.
  • Responds to client transaction status and other inquiries.

Supplies/Equipment

  • Supports management of administrative supplies, office equipment, and updating inventory of items.
  • Monitors and supervises adequate and appropriate use of supplies. Ensures that services and maintenance of premises are in accordance with organizational standards.
  • Arranges for the purchase and timely distribution of office supplies.

Attendance

  • Maintains and updates a system which monitors the absence of staff.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution in a field relevant to the position may replace three years of related work experience.  A master’s degree may replace and additional two years of experience.
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  • Fluency in French and Good working knowledge of English are required. Knowledge of local language is an asset.

Source: https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/job/570037/administrative-associate-g6-fixed-term-gonaives-haiti-127848

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