United Nations Development Programme Vacancies 2019

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15 Jul, 2019

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana

Under the guidance and supervision of the Operations Analyst, the Administrative Assistant provides support to office operations performing a variety of standard administrative processes ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Administrative Assistant promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.

The Administrative Assistant works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and projects staff in the CO and other UN agencies staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery

Job Description

Job Title: Administrative Assistant 

Summary of Key Functions:

Implementation of operational strategies
Support to effective and efficient functioning of the unit (DRR’s office/operations unit/ administrative unit)
Support to administrative and logistical services
Support to office maintenance and assets management
Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Maintenance of the registry system
Effective mail management
Cost recovery for pouch services

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Ensures implementation of operational strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:
 Full compliance of administrative activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
 Provision of inputs to the CO administrative business processes mapping and implementation of the internal standard operating procedures (SOPs).
 Provision of inputs to preparation of administrative team results-oriented workplans.
2. Ensures maintenance of registry system focusing on achievement of the following results:
 Set up and maintenance of the office filing system in accordance with the UNDP Global Filing System
 Opening of new subject files as required and disposal of old files in accordance with the established retention schedule.
 Maintenance of archives, making sure files are properly stored and accessible; safe keeping of documents
 Provision of photocopies of material from the confidential registry files, as requested by staff. Assistance in the collection of reference and background material from registry files
 Establishment and maintenance of records system of file movements within the office; maintenance of the office circulation and reading files.
 Preparation of correspondence and reports related to registry activities
 Supervision of the Registry support staff
 Participation in the creation and maintenance of an electronic registry/archive system in close cooperation with the ICT staff
3. Ensures effective administrative and logistical support, focusing on achievement of the following results:
 Arrangement of vehicle transportation, regular vehicle maintenance and insurance.
 Checking and recording of vehicle daily log and gas consumption, update and maintenance of vehicle history report.
 Custodian for management of office stationery supplies including maintenance of stock list of stationery, distribution of stationery as required by staff and keeping a log of distribution.
 Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials.
 Extraction of data from various sources.
 Research and retrieval of statistical data from internal and external sources; preparation of statistical charts, tables and reports.
 Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to head of unit.
 Assistance in the preparation of budget, provision of information for audit.
4. Provides support to office maintenance and assets management, focusing on achievement of the following results:
 Maintenance of records on assets management, preparation of reports.
 Maintenance of files and records relevant to office maintenance
 Provision of support to maintenance of common premises and common services
5. Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following results:
 Participation in the training for the operations/projects staff on administration.
 Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


Functional Competencies:

Building Strategic Partnerships

Level 1.1: Maintaining information and databases

Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Level 1.1: Basic research and analysis

Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Level 1.1: Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures

Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
Promoting Organizational Change and Development


Level 1.1: Presentation of information on best practices in organizational change

Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions
Design and Implementation of Management Systems

Level 1.1: Data gathering and implementation of management systems

Uses information/databases/other management systems
Client Orientation

Level 1.1: Maintains effective client relationships

Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
Responds to client needs promptly
Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management

Level 1.1: Gathering and disseminating information

Gathers and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems

Core Competencies:

Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
Self-development, initiative-taking
Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
Creating synergies through self-control
Managing conflict
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
Informed and transparent decision making
UNDP Procurement Certification programme

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Secondary education. Certification in administration desirable.
Experience: 5 years of relevant experience in administration or programme support service. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.). Experience in handling of web-based management systems.
Language Requirements: Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.


Important applicant information

All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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