UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN SOMALIA
UNITED NATIONS CORE VALUES: INTEGRITY, PROFESSIONALISM, RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO SOMALI NATIONALS ONLY AND DOES NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL BENEFITS
FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 3 JULY 2016
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 4 JUNE 2016
FUNCTIONAL TITLE: ADMINSTRATIVE ASSISTANT
SECTIONS UNIT: POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND MEDIATION GROUP (PAMG)
DURATION OF CONTRACT: ONE (1) YEAR FIXED TERM
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: UNSOM/PAMG/39/2016
This position is based in Mogadishu and is funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in relation to this appointment. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening
Interested applicants who are working with UN Contractors must fulfil the obligations of their contracts with the UN Contractors in order to be eligible to apply for this vacancy.
Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:
This position is located in the UNSOM Political Affairs and Mediation Group (PAMG) in Mogadishu. The incumbent will be working in the Front Office of the Head of PAMG and will report to the International Administrative Assistant
Within delegated authority the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Human Resources Management:
- Enters, maintains and certifies administrative data and records for time and attendance, performance appraisal, etc. in electronic information systems.
- Processes entitlements-related claims and reports.
- Maintains and reviews organizations staffing tables; prints and reviews IMIS reports.
- Follows-up on actions related to the administration of the unit’s human resource activities, e.g., recruitment, placement, relocation, promotion, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation, training, etc., ensuring consistency in the application of regulations and procedures.
Budget and Finance:
Monitors status of expenditures and allotments through IMIS, records variations, updates budget tables.
- Reviews status of relevant expenditures and compares with approved budget.
- Reviews requisitions for goods and services to ensure (a) correct objects of expenditure have been charged and (b) availability of funds.
- Assists in the preparation of statistical tables and standard financial reports.
- Drafts routine correspondence and assist with interpretations and translations.
- Maintains files of rules, regulations, administrative instructions and other related documentation.
- Maintains up-to date work unit files (both paper and electronic).
- Prepares, processes and follows up on a range of administrative arrangements such as the preparation of eMOP (Movement of Personnel) for official travel of staff and non-UN staff.
- Performs other related administrative duties, as required, e.g., operational travel programme; monitoring accounts and payment to vendors and individual contractors for services; physical space planning; identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software and systems; provision of equipment, organizing and coordinating administrative arrangements for seminars, conferences, arrangement of visitors’ access to the UN compound,
- Assists if required, with day-to-day administration of contracts between the UN and external contractors for outsourced services.
- Processes payment of contractors’ invoices and monitor the payments.
- Prepares and processes UN forms and permissions for contractual work and services, including UN grounds passes, property passes, UN parking permits, and swipe-card access and door keys.
- Performs other duties as required by the supervisor.
Contributes to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department/unit by providing administrative support and specialized assistance to more senior staff in the assigned areas of responsibility.
Professionalism: Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions in a flexible and service minded manner, e.g., budget/work programme, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. 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.
Communication: 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.
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.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Four (4) years of experience in administrative services, finance, accounting, audit, human resources, office management, or related area.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Somali is required.
Method: Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based Interview.
Other: Knowledge of Microsoft office (word, excel, power point, etc.) is required.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates may submit their applications including their United Nations Personal History form (P.11) to the address mentioned below on or before the deadline. The P.11 is on the http://www.unon.org/. Applications submitted after the deadline 3 July 2016 will not be accepted. CVs will not be accepted.
Please quote Vacancy Announcement Number and Functional Title in the subject of the e-mail
Kindly attach a copy of P11, High School Diploma Certificate, Passport and or National Identification Card. These are required as part of your application for consideration of eligibilty.
The United Nations shall place 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 DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).