Senior Administrative Associate

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Nouakchott, Mauritania

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR's core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Duties:

  • Assist the supervisor in the provision of resources (human, material and services) necessary to support the day-to-day activities of the staff in the office.
  • Assist the supervisor in ensuring the UNHCR Office premises provide a healthy, safe and respectful working environment.
  • Analyses and maintains an overview of the work of the office to ensure that timely administrative support is provided in general and specialized areas.
  • Participates in the recruitment and training of General Service staff for specialized and non-specialized work and assigns General Service staff to meet work requirements.
  • Reviews and evaluates work of subordinates directly or through lower-level supervisors.
  • In addition to general administration responsibilities, may also supervise, directly and indirectly, activities concerned with office and grounds maintenance, security, transport and similar services.
  • Briefs international personnel on general administrative matters, provides advice and ensures administrative support as required.
  • Advises and assists senior staff in the area of office management.
  • Arranges for and/or attends meetings on day-to-day administrative matters, participates in discussions of new or revised procedures and practices, interprets and assesses the impact of changes and makes recommendations for follow-up action.
  • Prepares correspondence, special reports, evaluations and justifications as required on general administrative or specialized tasks that may be of a confidential nature within the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s).
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education & Professional Work Experience
  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For  4 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
  • Field(s) of Education
  • Not applicable.
  • Certificates and/or Licenses
  • Business Administration, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources
  • or other related field
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
Essential:
  • Not specified
Desirable:
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
Language Requirements:
  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
Source: https://unhcr.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Nouakchott-Mauritania/Senior-Administrative-Associate_JR2436601