|Posting Title:||TEAM ASSISTANT, G4|
|Job Code Title:||TEAM ASSISTANT|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon|
|Posting Period:||21 May 2019 – 19 June 2019|
|Job Opening Number:||19-Administration-UNIFIL-117344-R-Beirut (M)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Beirut. The incumbent will report to the Chief Security Officer or his/her designate.
Performs a wide range of office support and administrative functions.
• Responds or drafts responses to routine correspondence and other communications; uses standard software
document processing packages to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports.
• Monitors processes and schedules related to the unit’s/sections outputs, products, tasks, etc.
• Assists in researching, compiling and organizing information and reference materials from various sources for
reports, work plans, studies, briefings, meetings/conferences, etc.
• Assists in the generation of a variety of reports, work orders, etc., using various databases.
• Assists the supervisor in reviewing documents and edits texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style,
and for adherence to established standards for format.
• Screens phone calls and visitors; responds to moderately complex information requests and inquiries (e.g.
answers requests requiring file search, etc.), and as necessary, refers inquiries to appropriate personnel for
• Provides secretarial, administrative and logistics support to meetings, boards, committees, conferences, etc.
• Assists in the preparation of presentation materials using appropriate technology/software.
• Maintains calendar/schedules; monitors changes and communicates relevant information to appropriate staff
inside and outside the immediate work unit/section.
• Performs data entry functions.
• Reviews, records, distributes and/or processes mail and other documents; follows-up on impending actions.
• Performs general administrative tasks (e.g. leave and attendance recording, arrangements for meetings and
other events, reservations, budget follow-up, etc.), to include preparing and/or processing administrative
requests/documents (e.g. requisitions, purchase orders, travel requests, contracts, expenditure authorizations,
visa applications, etc.).
• Maintains files (both paper and electronic) and databases for work unit/section.
• Operates and maintains a variety of office equipment in the performance of basic office functions, e.g.
photocopier, facsimile, printer, scanner, etc.
• Provides guidance to less experienced staff on general office processes and procedures, computer applications,
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Professionalism: Knowledge of relevant UN rules, regulations, administrative procedures, policies and directives. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources duties in work place and ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point and other UN software) are required. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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.
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 ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ 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 diploma or equivalent is required.
A minimum of three (3) years of experience in administration and general office support or related area. Experience in field of budget is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Recruitment against this position is on a local basis; applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Lebanon), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. If you fulfill the visa and work permit stipulations for Lebanon, please specify in your cover letter and attach a copy of your visa and work permit under ‘attachments” of your application in Inspira.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance 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.
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.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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