The main objective of FAO offices, led by an FAO Representative, is to help governments formulate policies, programs and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sector, and use their environmental/natural resources in a sustainable manner.
The position is located in the FAO Representation in Managua, Nicaragua.
The Administrative Assistant performs a large variety of routine administrative transactions and office support functions contributing to the smooth and efficient running of the work unit.
The Administrative Assistant reports to the Assistant FAOR Administration.
He/she acts independently in routine matters. Supervision received is focused on the quality of the work performed and provides for on-the-job learning.
The Administrative Assistant usually interacts with a wide variety of colleagues within the work unit and with immediate clients within the Organization, providing routine administrative and office support services.
Impact Of Work
Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following
Education: Secondary school education.
Experience: Three years of experience in administrative and office support work.
Languages: Working knowledge (proficient - level C) of Spanish and limited knowledge (intermediate - level B) of English.
IT Skills: Good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment. Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.
Residency: General Service Staff are recruited locally. To be eligible for this position, candidates must be nationals of the country of the duty station or possess an existing visa/work permit, and reside within commuting distance of the duty station at the time of the application. "Commuting distance" means the distance within which staff members can travel daily between their place of work and their residence.