National Consultant: Adminisitrative Officer NO-B, Bamako ,6 months

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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, hope 

How can you make a difference? 

1- Policy, procedures and strategies
– Supports the supervisor and the head of the office, and updates staff on administrative policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. Implements the appropriate application and interpretation of administrative rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
– Makes specific recommendations on the improvement of systems and internal controls, planning, restructuring and resolution of sensitive issues, considering the prevailing conditions in the locality.
– Keeps supervisor abreast of potential problem areas and identifies and recommends solutions. Prepares reports on administrative matters as required.
– Provides administrative support and services to sub-offices makes appropriate recommendations where applicable.
2 – Budget Management
– Monitors the budget in close coordination with the supervisor to ensure that objectives stipulated in the fiscal year are realized for smooth operations of the country office including sub-offices.
3 – Administrative support and premises management
– Supports the Inter-Agency Operations Management Team’s approaches for enhancing UN common services to attain efficiency and effectiveness.
– Administers matters relating to office premises, new construction projects or renovations, and services with UN agencies.
– Manage all MoUs from UNICEF and from other UN entities when hosting UNICEF : renewal, monitoring of payments, justification of expenditures.
– Monitors as a Focal point, premises information System in Fiori in conjunction with DFAM/ UNDCO
– Monitors as a Focal point, the various accounts closure and similar activities in collaboration with the supervisor and DFAM
– Any other assigned administrative management responsibilities and services are effectively carried out and delivered


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

First University Degree (Bachelor/License)
Two (2) years of relevant professional work experience in Administration/Management, Finance, Accounting, ICT, Human Resources, Supply or any other relevant function in general with specific experience in the areas of office and Operations Management, Administrative Service Management’s goals, visions and strategies.
Fluency in French and good working knowledge of English required

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

Unicef values







Core Competencies:

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

Works Collaboratively with others (1)
Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
Manages ambiguity and complexity (1

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 include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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. 



Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

Advertised: 03 Jul 2024 Greenwich Standard Time
Deadline: 09 Jul 2024 Greenwich Standard Time

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