Nov 8, 2017

Belarus: Administrative assistant (GS-5), Minsk - Belarus (Open to nationals of Belarus only!)

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Belarus
Closing date: 26 Nov 2017

Open to nationals of Belarus only!

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Purpose of the Position

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for executing a broad variety of standardized administrative tasks for the respective section(s) requiring thorough knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes and policies.

In this capacity, the need to project the image of a credible and reliable service provider is imperative to quality of process delivery, and the impact of work directly reflects on the overall reputation of the team in terms of responsiveness to client needs and quality of process execution.

Key Expected Results

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Appropriate and consistent interpretation and effective implementation of administrative policy and instructions to support Operations

2. Technical assistance and support in promoting and coordinating cost effective and best practices in travel management

3. Effective and cost efficient events and conferences management

4. Property management, office equipment, vehicles.

5. General Administrative Duties

1. Appropriate and consistent interpretation and effective implementation of administrative policy and instructions to support Operations

- Provides practical input on implementation of administrative guidelines, in close coordination with Operations. Updates staff on administrative policies, instructions, rules and regulations. Briefs and assists arriving and departing staff on basic administrative procedures and requirements.

- Contributes to recommendations on the improvement of internal controls systems considering the prevailing conditions in the locality.

- Keeps supervisor abreast of potential problem areas, makes recommendations for follow-up actions, prepares reports and evaluations on general administrative or specialized tasks.

2. Technical assistance and support in promoting and coordinating cost effective and best practices in travel management.

- Provides travel assistance to staff in section for travel arrangements and entitlements based on the organization’s rules and policies. Ensures that the organization obtains the best service and price for all travel.

- Briefs/de-briefs staff members on issues relating to related administrative matters such as visas, security clearance, documentation procedures.

- Extracts, inputs, maintains and verifies correctness of travel records in the organization’s travel system to ensure accurate transactions related to travel costs, staff travel and statements reconciliations.

- Assists in the preparation of budgets on travel costs and maintains travel budgetary control records. Processes travel claims.

3. Effective and cost efficient events and conferences management

- Provides support to the office with logistical arrangements related to training/workshops/conferences etc., through engaging with facilitators, caterers and hosts and identifying the most cost-efficient meeting venue options.

- Liaises with budget focal points and section over costs and needs.

- Prepares background materials for participants and uploads cleared materials in the intranet.

- Prepares and maintains agendas on meeting and events related to the work group commitments.

4. Property management, office equipment, vehicles

- Supports procurement/management of administrative supplies, office equipment and vehicles. Maintains inventory of office items.

- Establishes an office supplies monitoring system. Ensures that services and maintenance of premises and equipment are in accordance with organizational standards.

- Supervises office drivers by ensuring that clear workplans and fleet management system is in place.

- Monitors and arrange for vehicle transportation, regular vehicle maintenance and insurance

- Checks and record of vehicle daily log and fuel consumption

5. General Administrative Duties

- Maintains admin related hard and electronic files, updates data bases ensuring timely and appropriate recording, safekeeping and disposal of information.

- Provides general logistical support to visitors and individual contractors for services and physical space planning.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  • Fluency of English and Russian is required.
  • Working knowledge of another UN language would be an asset.
  • Prior work experience in theUN System/UNICEF or another international development organization is an asset.
  • Prior experience and hands-on knowledge ofan Enterprise Resource System (i.e. SAP) is an asset.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of UN System/UNICEF policies, procedures and guidelines is an asset.
  • Working knowledge in the Microsoft Suite of Products (including MS Word, MS Excel & MS PowerPoint) is highly desirable.
  • UNICEF is a non-smoking organization.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (I)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (I)

Functional Competencies

  • Analyzing (I)
  • Learning & Researching (I)
  • Planning and organizing (I)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (I)

Technical Knowledge

To view our competency framework, please click here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Applicants should be nationals of Belarus and should submit their applications in English (a cover letter, CV and P11 form) by closing date26 November2017 to be eligible for consideration.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://ift.tt/2hdWb9t