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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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