Administrative & Finance Assistant

UN Children's Fund, Italy

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th August, 2019

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

For every child, Research

How can you make a difference?

  • We are seeking to hire an experienced and skilled Administrative & Finance Assistant to provide a range of support to the efficient implementation of administrative/procurement and financial functions of the office
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Job organizational context:

The Office of Research-Innocenti is the dedicated research office of UNICEF. It undertakes and commissions research on emerging or current issues of relevance for children in order to inform the strategic directions, policies and programmes of UNICEF and its partners, to shape global debates on child rights and development, and to inform the global research and policy agenda for children, particularly for the most vulnerable. The position will work in the Operations team under the overall guidance of Chief of Operations (P4, #43579) and under direct supervision of Sr. Administrative & Finance Associate (G7, #6423) to provide essential administrative/procurement and financial support.

Purpose for the job:

The Administrative and Finance Assistant provides a range of administrative and financial support to the efficient implementation of a broad range of administrative/procurement and financial functions, ensuring accurate and timely delivery, whilst promoting a client-based, quality and results-orientated approach to the unit and ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations. The Administrative and Finance Assistant works closely with other member of the Operations Team and Programme Assistants within the office.

Recruitment Qualifications:

Education: Completion of secondary education preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to business administration, financial management, or related field is an asset.


  • A minimum of 5 years of solid work experience in provision of administrative and financial support services is required.
  • Advanced knowledge in the Microsoft Suite of Products (including MS Word, MS Excel & MS PowerPoint), and Intranet/Internet is required.
  • Experience in Data Entry and use of SAP/Vision is an asset.
  • Very good knowledge of UNICEF travel procedures and good experience in the travel field.
  • Very good knowledge of Supply procurement procedures & all VISION’s supply transactions.
  • Understanding of principles and standards of accountability and sound application of financial rules and regulations

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) and Italian is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language is considered an asset.
  • Other Candidates will be recruited in Italy or within commuting distance of the office and must have legal residency status in Italy


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