Job Opening

Posting Title: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, FS6
Job Code Title: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: Juba
Posting Period: 16 November 2021 - 30 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Administration-UNMISS-168711-F- (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Human Resources Management Section of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, Juba. Juba is classified in the "E" category and as a non-family duty station. The incumbent reports to the Chief, Human Resources Management Section through Head of Client Support Unit

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Administrative Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Human Resources, Uniformed Personnel, Travel and Visa:
• Manage the Uniformed Personnel and Travel-Visa Unit activities and its staff.
• Responsible for travel and visa related administrative and financial certification, policy and procedural guidance and the proper implementation of the rules, regulations, instructions and supplementary directives in the areas of travel and general services for uniformed personnel.
• Interpret and apply HR rules and regulation.
• Develop, implement and improve internal procedures and processes related to all aspects of travel, represent the mission in related conferences or meetings, programme delivery activities or for monitoring and evaluation work.
• Provide information on conditions of service, duties and responsibilities, and privileges and entitlements under the Staff Rules and Regulations.
• Coordinate with the other UNMISS/HRMS Units to provide high level client services specializing in travel and uniformed personnel issues.
• Liaise with counterparts from RSCE, Embassies and the South Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and/Immigration for a timely processing of claims and visa applications.

Budget and Finance:
• Take the lead with respect to Travel and Uniformed Personnel Travel in the preparation and implementation of the work programme, ensuring that financial resources are utilized to implement activities in accordance with the Programme Budget and allotments issued.
• Coordinate the production of related mission reports.
• Define requirements and work with sections/units with respect to improving budget reporting systems and cost effective utilization of program resources.
• Develop procedures and implements same to ensure that accounting and financial management controls are consistent with UN policy and practice.
• Supervise and/or provide guidance on financial administration and management information issues and practices to colleagues.

General Administration:
• Oversees the identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software and systems.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of Travel and Visa related administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and procedures. Demonstrated in-depth technical knowledge of all aspects of administration with proven analytical skills. Ability to apply various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. 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.

• 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.

• 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 or equivalent diploma is required. Technical or vocational certificate in business or public administration, finance, human resources management, accounting or related area is a requirement.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in administration, finance/budget, procurement, travel and visa related duties and/or human resources is required.

Experience working in a post-conflict environment outside of your home country is required.

Experience with the United Nations-system administrative, budgetary, and human resources policies and practices, as well as the staff and financial regulations and rules is desirable.

Supervisory experience is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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