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Senior Administrative Assistant GL-5

Job Type: Full time | Company: United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees | Location: Tripoli, Libya | Date posted: 18-01-2018

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY NOTICE

 

Title of Position:                       Senior Administrative Assistant

Contract Type and Level:          Temporary Appointment, GL-5

Location:                                  Tripoli, Libya

Duration:                                  Two Months (Renewable)

Closing Date:                          24 January 2018

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

 

The Senior Administrative Assistant normally has no direct supervisory functions though it rests upon the supervisor of the post to make time specific arrangements subject to a given situation. The incumbent will always function under direct supervision of a Senior Officer often Administrative Officer or Administrative/Finance Officer, who is required to monitor the performance of the incumbent and provide regular guidance. S/he may liaise with local suppliers and/or officials and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on routine subject matters under the direction of the supervisor.

 

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

 

Responsibilities

 

-         Assist in interpreting and processing of entitlements, issuance of contracts and maintenance of various personnel records and files;

-        Attend meetings on day-to-day admin matters; administer the movement of UNHCR staff members and monitor their attendance records, leave plans, overtime and visa requirements.

-        Search office files and records relating to a variety of topics for information and reference.  Select information and records in specified format or on the basis of general instructions for use by others in preparing reports, correspondence, technical papers, project or programme plans and general reference documents;

-        Assist in requisition of office supplies, equipment and arrange for distribution together with the appropriate inventory records;

-        Assist in administrative formalities related to travel arrangements and issuance/ renewal of visas, licenses, travel arrangements and other similar documents;

-        Draft correspondence and reports, as required, on general administrative or specialized tasks which may be of a confidential nature within the assigned area of responsibility; Type correspondence, documents and reports, some of which may be  highly confidential;

-        Arrange appointments and maintain supervisor's calendar, receive visitors, place and screen telephone calls and answer queries with discretion; Keep lists of names, addresses and telephone numbers of ministers, government officials and members of the diplomatic corps;

-        Assist the management to organize and run UNHCR Office and Residential (wherever applicable) compounds;

-        Facilitate various official missions of UNHCR staff and other persons of concern to UNHCR;

-        Prepare attestations and certificates required by the staff members for signature of senior officer;

-        Assist in processing MIP and various other claims by UNHCR staff and other clients of UNHCR ; 

-        Any other responsibilities/functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the Head of the office and/or Supervisor in order to meet the level of the services in the organization

 

 

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE and COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

 

-        Completion of Secondary education or equivalent technical or commercial school with certificate/training in Business Administration, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources or other related field.

-        Minimum 5 years of job experience relevant to the function;

-        Computer skills (MS office and People Soft applications).

-        Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language (as applicable in the duty station).

-        In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

 

-        Knowledge in UNHCR Admin and financial rules, procedures and processes;

-        Knowledge and working experience of MSRP (Peoplesoft);

-        Completion of  UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.

-        Knowledge of another relevant UN or local languages.

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

 

·        Interested and qualified applicants should send their English applications along with an updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc , and an updated CV to LBYTRHR@unhcr.org. Applications received after 24 January 2018 will not be considered.

·        Please indicate the title and location of the position in the subject of the email when you submit your application.

·        Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No late applications will be accepted.

·        Only nationals can apply to this position.

 

REMUNERATION

 

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the Office of HR Management of United Nations.

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