Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible
for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall
response efforts. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to
alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
This temporary job opening is being published for the position of Administrative Officer in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The Administrative Officer reports to the Deputy Head of Office / Head of Office, OCHA Nigeria.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Administrative Officer will be responsible for the following duties :
I. BUDGET AND FINANCE :
II. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION :
understanding of general administration and human resources management; competence in administrative support for field-based activities.
ability to identify priority activities and adjust them. Proactively service staff and other clients to propose appropriate solutions.
Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law or related area.
A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in administration, finance, accounting, human resources management, or other related area is required.
Field experience in emergency situations is required. Experience within the United Nations common system handling finance-
related matters is desirable. Field experience in the region is desirable. Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
For the position advertised, 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 a competency-
based interview. Special Notice
16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
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.
Candidates found suitable and not selected for the announced duty station, may be selected for deployment to other duty stations.
The selection will be for similar functions with similar requirements at the same level. 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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.
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.
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