UN DGC - Department of Global Communications
Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Executive Office of the Department of Public Information in
New York. The Executive Office is responsible for all financial, personnel and general
administrative matters. The incumbent will report to the Deputy Executive Officer or
Responsibilities Within delegated authority the Associate Administrative Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Provides the HR Unit in the EO with guidance on the availability of funds with regards to RB XB, and income generating positions.
- Monitors the staffing table allotment to ensure staffing levels of the department is in accordance with the approved budget.
- Monitors budget/work program with respect to Headquarters’ budget, trust funds and grants, on a regular basis, and reallocates resources as necessary.
- Performs approving payment of invoices for vendors and individual contractors.
- Liaises with divisions of the department and PPBD in preparation of cost plans, allotment and redeployment requests.
Performs other administrative duties as required.
– Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and procedures.
– Ability to apply various UN administrative rules and regulations in work situations.
– Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis.
– Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.
– Shows pride in work and in achievements.
– Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
– Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
– Remains calm in stressful situations.
– Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
Education A first-level university degree in business, public administration, finance, accounting or related field is required.
Work Experience A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, finance, business administration, financial management, budget management or related field is required. No experience is required for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP) or the General Service to Professional Examination
(G to P).
Experience in preparing, implementing and monitoring of regular budget, peacekeeping budget and extrabudgetary budget or similar is required.
Experience and knowledge in budget implementation and funds management modules is desirable.
Experience in Grants Management, Source to Acquire and Travel Modules of an Enterprise Resource Planning system, such as Umoja, is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post,
fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice – This position is temporarily available for a period of six months, with the possibility of extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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