Administrative Assistant

United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services, New York, United States

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsHR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th August, 2021

Job Description


The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Provides support with respect to the review, analyses and preparation of the budgets and performance reports for regular budget, support account and extra budgetary resources;
  • Assists managers in the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions;
  • Undertakes research and provides support to higher level Finance & Budget Officers with respect to budget reviews of relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies;
  • Assists in preparation of budget performance submissions and finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Monitors expenditures and compares with approved budget; prepares adjustments and redeployments as necessary; coordinates justifications for redeployment request with offices;
  • Monitors integrity of various financial databases;
  • Prepares request to Controller's Office on redeployment of funds and to Finance section on movement of funds;
  • Prepares consolidated monthly expenditure reports;
  • Process fund distribution received from HQ and input allotment advices;
  • Keeps records and statistics of past expenditure trends.


  • Oversees the maintenance and tracking of post vacancies.
  • Monitors staffing tables and prepares relevant statistical data/charts.


  • Drafts routine correspondence to respond to inquiries with respect to relevant administrative and personnel matters.
  • Coordinates with service units and liaises frequently with internal team members both at Headquarters and in the field.
  • Performs other related administrative duties as required (e.g. operational travel programmes; monitors accounts and payments to individual contractors for services).
  • May be responsible for guiding, training and supervising the work of more junior General Service staff.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Must have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) or the Global General Service Test (GGST) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices away from Headquarters.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years-experience in administrative services, finance, accounting, audit, human resources, or a related area is required.
  • Experience in finance and budget is desirable.


  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.


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