Administrative Specialist

United Nations Office for Project Services, Denmark

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th December, 2019

Job Description

Background Information - IPAS

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UNOPS Integrated Practice Advice and Support (IPAS) serves all the regions and headquarters, primarily with advice and solutions to everyday implementation challenges. IPAS consists of a diverse team of subject matter experts in the six practice areas of HR, Administration, Legal, Finance, Procurement, Project Management and Infrastructure. IPAS has three main roles:

Support to operations in the field offices: IPAS provides timely advice and supports actively finding of solutions to everyday implementation challenges, based on policy and best practices. It also provides operational support in specific areas.

Business efficiency: IPAS recommends changes to policies, processes and operating standards based on the feedback and experience of the field offices. IPAS also ensures transparent and efficient project implementation, in line with policy and business needs.

Body of knowledge: IPAS contributes to research and coordination within the policy groups and project practitioners. It provides structured knowledge and subject matter expertise which is used across practice areas to provide coherent and tailored advice to the requesting offices.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • A completed, advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Business Administration, Management, Economics or any other relevant area is required.
  • A combination of Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.


  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in administration management and operational functions.
  • Within these 5 years, at least one year of experience working with insurance policies, placement of same and dealing with associated claims is required.
  • Experience in communicating and advising across a range of audiences is required.
  • Experience with administration or management from a UN entity or similar is desirable.
  • Experience with internal client management and service provision is required.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Knowledge of French and/or Spanish would be a strong asset.


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