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|Location :||Khartoum, SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||27-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-2|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year with possibility for extension|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDSS is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDSS does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the United Nations security management system (UNSMS) globally. As a global leader in security risk management principles, UNDSS enables the safe and effective delivery of United Nations programmes and activities in the most complex and challenging environments, while maximizing precious resources. To this end, the work of the Department is aligned under a clear mission, to enable United Nations system programme activities through trusted security leadership and solutions. UNDSS Sudan is supporting the UN Agencies and International Non-Governmental organizations (INGOs) and International Organisations (IOs) so as to enable them to conduct their operations in the safest way possible. The position is locally administered by UNDP but financed by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) from USAID Grant 2022/23 for Saving Lives Together (SLT) Project. The duration of the position is through June 2023. The contracts may be extended subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and a continuing need for the post.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Security Adviser and FSCo Team leader, the Admin and Finance Assistant ensures effective execution of both admin and financial services in the SLT Project budget. The Admin /Finance Assistant promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations. The Admin/Finance Assistant will work in close collaboration with AFP operation managers, programme and projects’ staff in the field in order to resolve Admin and finance-related issues and information exchange related to the SLT Project Budget.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
The incumbent will be based in Khartoum, with regular travel to the field offices country wide. He/she will be responsible for the following duties:
Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity
Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.
Creativity: Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas
Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Leadership and Self-Management
Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view
Required Skills and Experience
Secondary Education with specialized certification in Administration Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Economics, Business or Public Administration would be desirable.
5 years of progressively responsible in admin/ finance experience is required at the national or international level. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
Fluency in the English and Arabic is required.