UN Administrative Specialist Career Jobs – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:        Administrative Specialist
Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Grade: P3
About US:
The United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for
the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand
their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners,
we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into
practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and
excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The
Administrative Specialist will act as the manager and specialist of administrative
management services typically in the Uganda country office, the incumbent is
accountable for provision of managerial leadership and policy guidance for
achievement of effective administrative service management and staff capacity
development. Collaborate with Operations management efficient administrative
operations in support of the Office and country programmes. Ensures the
office’s administrative operations and services are effectively in compliance
with the organization’s administrative policy, procedures, rules and
regulations.  
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The budget preparation and implementation are properly administered,
    monitored and controlled in the area of administrative management and
    services.
  • Appropriate and consistent interpretation and application of
    administrative policy and procedures are timely implemented to support
    operations at the country and sub-country levels.
  • Supervision and leadership in management and operations of delivery
    and improvement in administrative support services are timely and
    effectively provided, and security arrangements are well established for
    enhanced safety and security.
  • Property management of administrative supplies, office equipment,
    vehicles and other properties is effectively performed.
  • All administrative transactions and arrangements of contracts
    satisfy the requirements as stipulated and are in compliance with the
    applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Staff capacity is enhanced through organized staff
    learning/development programmes in the area of administrative management
    and services.
  • Effective working relations are maintained with other agencies,
    local authorities and implementing partners.
  • Any other assigned administrative management responsibilities and
    services are effectively carried out and delivered.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Administrative
    Specialist job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree in
    social sciences, business management, administration, finance, or any
    other relevant field of discipline.
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience in in office
    management, administration, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources,
    supply or any other relevant function.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency
    is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in
    Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Technical Competencies; Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise, Leading and Supervising,
    Formulating Strategies and Concepts, and Planning and Organizing. 
NB:
UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified
female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. UNICEF is a smoke free
environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations
UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the
link below.
Deadline: 24th May 2018
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