Administrative Assistant

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Doha, Qatar

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The UNESCO Gulf States and Yemen Office serves as the Cluster Office for Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Based in Doha-Qatar, the Office supports its Member States in the fields of education, natural sciences, culture, communication and information as well as social and human sciences.



Duties And Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Doha Office for Gulf States and Yemen, and the direct supervision of the Finance and Administrative Officer, the incumbent will provide administrative support to UNESCO.

In particular, s/he will be expected to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Provides day-to-day support for the Protocol and other administrative matters required for the office.
  • Draft routine correspondences both in Arabic and English, follow-up and keep the files updated.
  • Assist staff members and their dependents with the processing requests for visas, identity cards, driving licenses, medical cards and other necessary personnel-related documents in accordance with requirements of the organization and the host country.
  • Assist in obtaining and keep updated of the office establishment card, vehicle registrations, cars and property insurances, licenses etc.
  • Assist in customs clearance procedures of inward and/or outward shipments of personal effects/household goods of staff and goods/equipment’s for office as and when needed.
  • Provide operational and logistics support for meeting/conferences and staff/officials travel on mission
  • Assist in preparation of procurement plan, initiating procurement action, in the preparation of purchase orders and contracts, monitor the status of requisitions and maintain contact with suppliers.
  • Provide support for the office maintenance, utilities and other relevant services on a regular basis.
  • Carry out any additional activities that may be essential for the success of the team.

Required Qualifications


  • University degree (Bachelor or equivalent) in the field of Business Administration, Management, or any other related field.

Professional Experience

  • Minimum 04 years of relevant professional experience in the field of administrative and protocol related duties and among them at least one year in Qatar.

Skills And Competencies

  • Sense of integrity, confidentiality, commitment and reliability;
  • Good analytical and problem solving and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to provide efficient, quality and timely support and capacity to work efficiently under pressure;
  • Strong knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) applications;
  • Ability to work in diverse multi-cultural settings with sensitivity to the local context;
  • Holding a valid driving license of Qatar;


  • Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic (spoken and written).