Posting Title:Team Assistant, G4
Job Code Title:TEAM ASSISTANT
Department/Office:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station:NAIROBI
Posting Period:11 August 2020 – 24 August 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Administration-UNODC-139717-R-Nairobi (O)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) in Nairobi, Kenya, Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will be working under the general guidance of the UNODC ROEA Representative and the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer heading the Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Programme for Eastern Africa, and in close cooperation with the Associate Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer.

For more information on UNODC, please visit the following website: www.unodc.org

Responsibilities

Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
•Perform a wide range of office support and administrative functions.
•Draft responses to routine correspondence and other communications.
•Assist in the coordination of project planning and preparation work; monitor status of project proposals and receipt of relevant documentation for review and approval.
•Assist in the recruitment of consultants and individual contractors.
•Compile, summarize, and present basic information/data on specific programmes/project and related topics or issues.
•Review, record, distribute and/or process mail and other documents; follow-up on impending actions.
•Perform general administrative tasks (e.g. leave and attendance recording, arrangements for meetings and other events, reservations and budget follow-up.), and prepare and/or process administrative requests/documents (e.g. requisitions, purchase orders, travel requests, contracts, expenditure authorizations and visa applications).
•Monitor processes and schedules related to day to day programme activities, outputs, products and tasks; where applicable, assist in the verification of receipts and accuracy of requisite documents, approvals and signatures to ensure compliance with relevant legal, financial and other requirements.
•Research, compile and organize information and reference materials from various sources for reports, work plans, studies, briefings and meetings/conferences.
•Generate a variety of standard statistical, other reports and work orders, using various databases.
•Proof-read documents and edit texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, and for adherence to established standards for format.
•Provide administrative and logistical support to meetings, boards, committees, conferences and other events.
•Maintain calendar/schedules; monitor changes and communicate relevant information to appropriate staff inside and outside the immediate work unit.
•Perform data entry and extraction functions.
•Maintain files (both paper and electronic) and databases for work unit.
•Provide guidance to less experienced staff on general office processes, procedures and computer applications.
•Perform other work related duties as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism: Has knowledge of general office and administrative support including administrative policies, processes and procedures. 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.

Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of three years of experience in programme or project administration, conference management, logistics, and technical cooperation or other related discipline is required.
Experience with an ERP (Enterprise Resources Planning Software) system is required.
Working experience with SAP (System, Applications & Products)/Umoja in data processing, in particular, in the area of travel is highly desirable
Experience in assisting capacity building events and expert group meetings is highly desirable.
Experience in working with a recruitment system (e.g. Inspira) is desirable.
Work experience in an international organization or within the United Nations system is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency based interview

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Other Skills and Requirements

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.
The GGST is a proctored entry-level examination at the duty station. Any travel expenses incurred in order to take the examination are the responsibility of the candidate and will not be reimbursed by the Organization.
Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test [in English] at the United Nations headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International criminal tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

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.


No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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