Executive Associate
United Nations Development Programme
Maiduguri, Nigeria
4d ago

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures effective and efficient functioning of the D HoO’s office focusing on achievement of the following results :
  • Maintenance of the DHoO’s calendar, contacts with high-ranking visitors, arrangement of appointments and meetings, acting as an interpreter when required and / or taking minutes.
  • Maintenance of protocol procedures.
  • Preparation of high quality briefing materials for DHoO’s appointments, meetings, missions.
  • Preparation of informal translations.
  • Management of DHoO’s missions and representation schedule.
  • Maintenance of rosters of high-level partners, telephone lists.
  • Preparation of correspondence, directives, comments on behalf of the DHoO for his / her signature and making follow-up when required.
  • Use of automated office management systems for effective functioning of the DHoO’s office.
  • 2.Ensures provision of effective communications support to the office focusing on achievement of the following results :

  • Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials. Use of automated filing system.
  • Coordination of the information flow in the office, follow up on circulation files.
  • Facilitation of information sharing between UNCT and the UN Coordination Unit.
  • Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to Head of Office.
  • Screening of all incoming calls and correspondence.
  • Presentation of proposals to eliminate communication bottlenecks in the office and streamline office procedures between the supervisor’s office and subordinate division.
  • 3. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results :

  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of specialized trainings for secretaries.
  • Organization of trainings to UN staff on coordination, administration and protocol issues.
  • Competencies 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
  • 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
  • Documents innovative strategies and new approaches
  • 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
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • 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

  • Documents best practices’ in organizational change and development within and outside the UN system
  • 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
  • Provides inputs to the development of simple system components
  • 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
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
  • 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
  • Prepares timely inputs to reports
  • Maintains databases
  • Required Skills and Experience Education : Secondary Education with specialized secretarial training. University Degree or equivalent would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

    Experience : 6 years of progressively responsible secretarial, administrative, programme experience is required at the national or international level.

    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. Disclaimer

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