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Administrative Officer (NO-A), Buenos Aires, Argentina #00110988 (Only National Candidates)

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Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: NO-1
Location: Argentina
Categories: Finance and Administration

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.

And we never give up.

For every child, Care

How can you make a difference?

Main Accountabilities and Key End Results:

1. Appropriate interpretation and application of administrative policy and procedures are timely implemented to support operations at the country and sub-country levels.

2. The budget preparation and implementation are properly administered, monitored and controlled in the area of administrative management and services.

3. 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.

4. Property management of administrative supplies, office equipment, vehicles and other properties are effectively performed.

5. All administrative transactions and arrangements of contracts satisfy the requirements as stipulated and are in compliance with the applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

6. Staff capacity is enhanced through active staff learning/development programmes in the area of administrative management and services.

7. Effective working relations are maintained with other agencies, local authorities and implementing partners. UNDG administrative harmonized policies and processes including on joint offices, commons premises and common services are effectively implemented

8. Any other assigned administrative management responsibilities and services are effectively carried out and delivered

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Qualifications and Competencies:

Education: University degree in social sciences, business management, administration, finance or any other relevant field of discipline.

Work Experience: One year of relevant professional work experience with both national and International work experience in office management, administration, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources, supply or any other relevant function. Work experience in emergency duty station.

Language: Proficiency Fluency in English and another UN language. 

For every Child, you demonstrate UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF core competencies required for this post are: Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1), Works Collaboratively with others (1), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1), Innovates and Embraces Change (1), Thinks and Acts Strategically (1),Drive to achieve impactful results (1), Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Functional competencies: Analyzing (L1), Applying Technical Expertise (L2), Following Instructions and Procedures (L2), Planning and Organizing (L2)

Technical Knowledge

a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job) (Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.): Administrative service management functions of the job as required in the context of the country situations and conditions of service; UNICEF administrative service management’s policies, procedures and guidelines in the manual as relevant, in the context of the country situations and conditions of work; UNICEF Mid-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) as it relates to administrative service management in the context of the country situations and conditions of service

b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group): Principles of office management, operations management, programme management and administration; Administrative service management's goals, visions, positions, policies, and strategies; Information and Communication Technology administration; Supply operations, logistics and purchasing administration; Rights-based and Results-based management and programming approach in UNICEF; UNICEF emergency programme policies, goals, strategies, approaches and procedures; Gender equality and diversity awareness

c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job); UN policies and strategy to address issues in harmonization of administrative service management and operations in the common system; UNICEF positions about UN common approaches to administrative service management and operations issues; UN security guidelines;  Government regulations and laws in the locality pertinent to administrative service management and operations; UNICEF strategic framework for partnerships and collaborative relationships 

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Click here to view complete Job Profile: Download File ARG 19010 JP Administrative Services Officer NOA.pdf

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Argentina Standard Time
Deadline: Argentina Standard Time

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