FAO's Subregional Office for Mesoamerica is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing subregional food, agriculture and rural development priorities. It develops and maintains relations with subregion-wide institutions including Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). It assists the FAO Representations in the subregion with addressing subregional food security, agriculture and rural development issues at country level. The Subregional Office is a subsidiary of FAO's Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Administrative Assistant (Finance) coordinates and performs the full range of office support, management support and administrative tasks, providing for the smooth and efficient running of the Office. He/she ensures quality and consistency of the flow of office work and information in the work unit.
The Administrative Assistant (Finance) reports to the Administrative Officer in SLM.
The incumbent operates independently and takes decisions on work priorities and exercises initiative for dealing with cases without precedents. Supervision received is focused on the quality of work outputs. He/she provides guidance and advice to other office support staff.
The Administrative Assistant (Finance) works closely with a wide range of colleagues in the division/region, with central units and external clients, performing and coordinating office- and management support services, and providing procedural guidance and information.
Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following
Education: Secondary school education.
Experience: Four years of administrative, accounting and office management experience.
Languages: Working knowledge (proficient - level C) of Spanish and limited knowledge (Intermediate - level B) of English.
IT Skills: Very good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment.