Administrative Assistant Job at United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)

Administrative Assistant Job at United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON),

Administrative Assistant Job at United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)

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United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the program…

Administrative Assistant

Competencies

PROFFESIONALISM: Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions; Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations; The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. 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.

PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently. 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.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Additional training in Office administration, office management, project management or other related field is desirable. Certification in Microsoft Excel is required.
  • 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. Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST. The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressive responsible experience in administrative services, finance or human resource services or related fields is required.
  • At least 2 years of work experience in medical administration or human resource administration is required.
  • At least 2 years of working experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is required.
  • Experience working with or providing support to a diverse team is desirable.
  • Work experience of one (1) year or more in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required, knowledge of Kiswahili/Swahili is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) on careers.un.org to apply