Administrative Officer

Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers


Mission and objectives

Under Resolution 2567 (2021), the Security Council determined that the situation in South Sudan continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region.
The Council extended the UNMISS mandate until 15 March 2022. It also determined that the Mission should advance a three-year strategic vision to prevent a return to civil war, build durable peace and support inclusive, accountable governance and free, fair and peaceful elections in accordance with the Revitalized Peace Agreement.
Under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, UNMISS is therefore authorized to use all necessary means to implement its mandate which includes:
(a) Protection of civilians
(b) Creating conditions conducive to the delivery of humanitarian assistance
(c) Supporting the Implementation of the Revitalised Agreement and the Peace Process
(d) Monitoring, investigating, and reporting on violations of humanitarian and human rights law:
The overall ceiling for uniformed personnel is maintained at 17,000 troops and 2,101 police, including 88 corrections officers.
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UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016), 2392 (Dec. 2017), 2406 (Mar. 2018), 2459 (Mar. 2019), 2514 (Mar. 2020), 2567 (Mar. 2021).

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Field Administrative Officer(FAO), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
• Coordinate and monitor daily all Administrative and Logistic activities conducted in the UN Country Support Base (CSB – Pibor);
• Supervise, train and manage MSD staff and their performance and conduct evaluation as per HR guidelines;
• Provide all required administrative and logistical support to all staff living and working in the camp to better perform their duties;
• Advice and guide staff on processes, procedures, and practices pertaining to administration, logistics, and finance;
• Keep the Field Administrative Officer informed on all relevant issues related to day-to-day management of Pibor CSB;
• Liaise with all Sections chiefs having ongoing projects in the CSB and keep them informed anytime it is needed for them to intervene on time when required;
• Participate in weekly security meetings have an overall view of the security situation of the County and if required, advise and inform UNMISS personnel in the camp and the Field Administrative Officer accordingly to keep everyone abreast of the new development of the security situation on the ground;
• Provide CSB Monthly reports to FAO for the Mission support Division reports; Prepare and submit CSB Bi-Weekly- MSC Report to Logistics Section and FAO in Bor;
• Participate and promote all welfare activities in Pibor and liaise with Bor Welfare Committee with any welfare support for Pibor;
• Any other administrative or logistic task assigned by Supervisor.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:
• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
• Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
• Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
• Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
• Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
• Promote capacity development activities and transfer of skills to national personnel during the assignment;
• Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

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