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Administrative & Finance Assistant - ReliefWeb/UNOCHA
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||16-Nov-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year with possibility of 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.
The ReliefWeb Administrative & Finance Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the ReliefWeb Editor in the Asia-Pacific time zone and under the overall guidance on the ReliefWeb Chief Editor in New York.
Duties and Responsibilities
Human resources management during Bangkok operation hours:
Budgets and finance:
Professionalism - Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., budget/ work programme, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. 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.
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.
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.
Required Skills and Experience
Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Must have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) at Headquarters or pass an equivalent locally-administered test.
Work Experience: Five years of experience in administrative services, finance, accounting, audit, human resources or related area.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required; knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.
OTHER DESIRABLE SKILLS:
This position is open for Thai Nationals only.