Administrative Officer (TJO) at United Nations – May 2024

Administrative Officer (TJO)

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

Human Resource Management:  

  • Effectively coordinates actions relative to the administration of human resource activities, e.g., recruitment, placement, promotion, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation of staff members, training etc., ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedures.
  • Provides information regarding conditions of service, duties and responsibilities, and privileges and entitlements under the Staff Rules and Regulations.
  • Provides guidance and leadership on human resources activities to more junior staff.

Budget and Finance:  

  • Support with respect to 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.
  • Monitors and reviews the work programme and budget by conducting regular and special reviews to assess progress of actual work versus the programme plan.
  • Coordinates the production of programme reports.
  • Defines requirements and work with systems units with respect to improving budget reporting systems and cost effective utilization of program resources.
  • Develops procedures and implement same to ensure that accounting and financial management controls are consistent with UN policy and practice.
  • Provides guidance on financial administration and management information issues and practices to colleagues.

General Administration:  

  • Undertake work related to procurement, billing and receipt of income from various services, operational travel programme, procurement monitoring and evaluation of vendor contracts/payment to vendors and individual contractors for services.
  • Reviews adequacy of departmental space requirements.
  • Engage in the identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software and systems, coordinating enhancements as necessary.  Performs other related work as required.

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and procedures. Ability to apply various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations. Conceptual analytical and evaluate 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.
  • TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational 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.
  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; 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.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in administration, finance, accounting, human resources management or related field is required.
  • A minimum of three years of experience working in the United Nations Common System or a similar international organization is desirable.
  • Experience with handling administrative functions relating to human resources management is desirable.
  • Experience in preparing work programmes and/or budgets is desirable.
  • Experience working with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is desirable.

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