Jobs at:United Nations
Deadline of this Job:
12 April 2021
Date Posted: Wednesday, April 07, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Posting Title: Team Assistant (2 Positions), G4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: TEAM ASSISTANT
Department/Office: Department of Operational Support
Duty Station: ENTEBBE
Posting Period: 05 April 2021 - 12 April 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Administration-DOS-145622-J-Entebbe (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located within the Transportation and Movement Integrated Coordination Centre, at the Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) in
Entebbe, Uganda, within the Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM), Department of Operational Support (DOS).
The Department of Operational Support was established to provide operational advisory services to client entities across the Secretariat, including other
departments, offices away from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions.T he Office of Supply Chain Management includes the
Office of the Assistant Secretary-General for Supply Chain Management, Logistics Division, Procurement Division, Uniformed Capabilities Support Division,
Global Service Center, the Enabling and Outreach Service and the Umoja Coordination Service.
The Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda (RSCE), was established in July 2010, following the adoption of General Assembly resolution 64/269.
The Centre provides efficient, client-oriented and scalable services with the goal of moving transactional, non-location dependent administrative functions to the
Centre from its client entities. This includes transactional elements of human resources, finance, multimodal movement and control, personnel and cargo transport
and information and communications technology (ICT) support. In addition to these services, the Office of the Chief RSCE and support offices through the
Deputy Chief RSCE provides overall guidance on the operations of the RSCE including strategic planning, communication, budgeting, human resources management,
property management, quality assurance and business intelligence, conference services, record keeping and archive management, and audit response
and risk management. For more information, please visit https://rsce.unmissions.org.
The Transportation and Movement Integrated Coordination Centre (TMICC) was established to provide consolidation, integration, coordination and optimization in transportation and
movements solutions of personnel and cargo to and between UN field missions, using all available transportation means and working in close collaboration with client missions and
The incumbent(s) report to the Chief, Air Transport Services, Logistics Division in New York or designated official. .
Within delegated authority, the Team Assistant(s) will be responsible for the following duties:
Assists the Team in a wide range of office support and administrative functions.
•Drafts responses to routine correspondence.
•Assists the Team in reviewing documents and editing texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, and for adherence to established standards formats.
•Assists in implementation of operational strategies of the team within the service line by focusing on full compliance of administrative activities with RSCE rules,
regulations, policies and strategies and the provision of inputs to the service line's administrative business processes mapping and implementation of the internal
standard operating procedures.
•Responds to moderately complex information requests and inquiries and as necessary refers inquiries to appropriate personnel for handling.
•Ensures effective and efficient functioning of the team within the service line by maintaining contact with visitors and staff, make arrangement of appointments and
meeting including meeting room reservation.
•Supports the team within the service line with leave monitoring and maintaining leave and absences.
•Maintains files and records relevant to the team within the service line; maintenance of office stationery supplies and any other related tasks.
•Participates in the training for administrative staff.
•Ensures effective administrative and logistical support by assisting support services provided to all RSCE staff and staff of the client missions.
•Perform data entry functions.
•Prepares processes and follows-up on administrative arrangements and forms related to the official travel of staff.
•Maintains files of rules, regulations, administrative instructions and other related documentation.
•Maintains up to date the team files (both paper and electronic).
•Coordinates extensively with service line and liaises frequently RSCE and client mission staff.
•Performs other related administrative duties, as required
•PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of general office and administrative support including administrative policies, processes and procedures. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
•TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
•PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
High school diploma or equivalent.
A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in administrative services, finance, accounting, audit, human resources, general office support or related area is required.
Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems such as SAP (Umoja) is desirable.
Experience working with MS Office Suite, including Excel and word processing is desirable.
Experience in document processing and archive systems is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
• These position are temporarily available until 31 December 2021, with a possibility of an extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
• 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.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 36
Level of Education: High School
Job application procedure
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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