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Senior Administrative Officer

Closing: Jan 11, 2023

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Published: Dec 22, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P4/NOD - 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree


Field(s) of Education


Accounting; Public or Business Administration; Economics; or other relevant field.(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)


Certificates and/or Licenses


UNHCR Management Learning Programme(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)


Relevant Job Experience


Essential:


Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in an International Organization (United Nations or similar). Good understanding and/or experience of financial and HR modules of a major Enterprise Resource Planning system (such as PeopleSoft, SAP or Oracle). Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Experience of managing people in a

multinational/multicultural environments.

Desirable:


Completion of relevant UNHCR Management learning programme. Experience in procurement in an International Organization. Accounting qualification from an internationally recognized Institute of Accounting.



Responsibilities
Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P4/NOD - 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree


Field(s) of Education


Accounting; Public or Business Administration; Economics; or other relevant field.(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)


Certificates and/or Licenses


UNHCR Management Learning Programme(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)


Relevant Job Experience


Essential:


Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in an International Organization (United Nations or similar). Good understanding and/or experience of financial and HR modules of a major Enterprise Resource Planning system (such as PeopleSoft, SAP or Oracle). Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Experience of managing people in a

multinational/multicultural environments.

Desirable:


Completion of relevant UNHCR Management learning programme. Experience in procurement in an International Organization. Accounting qualification from an internationally recognized Institute of Accounting.



- Ensure the provision of resources (human, material and services) necessary to support the day-to-day activities of the staff in the office.

- Manage the day-to-day personnel and administrative operations of the Office.


- Ensure that the working environment is healthy and respectful, and free from hazard or security risks.


- In coordination with Human Resources and Field Security, undertake periodic reviews to ensure that the Office premises are set up and staff accommodation are managed in line with the organizational policies and any related issues are brought to the attention of DHR.


- Undertake missions to field locations to review administrative arrangements and make appropriate recommendations as required.


- Formulate and implement staff safety and security measures, in consultation with the Head of Office and Field Security Officers (FSOs).Ensure MOSS/MORSS compliance in consultation with FSOs.

- Bring issues to the attention of senior management relating to compliance with UNHCR standards of work-life balance, security (including MOSS/MORSS), health, well-being and living conditions of staff, and resource allocation.- Allocate office space.


- Liaise with Government and other external actors in providing vital supportive services (i.e. processing of visas; tax exemptions, etc.).


- Attend inter-agency meetings with other UN agencies with specific focus on general administration, staff safety and human resources issues (i.e. common services).

- In the absence of an HR Officer, prepare recruitment, appointments and administrative formalities concerning local staff


- Serve in an advisory capacity in counselling staff members.


- Review and approve the settlement of employee entitlements including DSA, local salaries and the Medical Insurance Plan (MIP).


- Advise on matters pertaining to administrative and staffing requirements in the Division/Bureau/Office.


- In cooperation with HR, endorse staffing management strategies, and ensure local compliance with UNHCR¿s workplace standards.


- Issue and extend contracts for locally recruited staff.

- Coordinate training and capacity-building activities to staff in administrative related areas.


- Provide guidance and support on UNHCR¿s internal control framework, financial rules, policies and procedures.


- Prepare the ABOD for the Office, and monitor the budgetary execution of it.


- Control and check the monthly accounts and various administrative activities.


- Ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place.


- In cooperation with Supply, prepare a procurement plan, initiate and coordinate local procurement for the smooth running of the Office.

- Manage contracts and relations with suppliers.


- Recommend local service providers (e.g. building security guards and cleaning companies).


- Award, issue and terminate (local) contracts and frame agreements in accordance with delegated authorities and UNHCR regulations, rules and procedures.


- Serve as a member of the Local Contracts Committee (LCC) in accordance with delegated authorities.

- Participate in the physical verification of UNHCR property plant and equipment.


- Enforce compliance with UNHCR¿s financial and administrative rules, policies and instructions.-


Perform other related duties as required.



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