United Nations Office at Nairobi Team Assistant Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Office at Nairobi Team Assistant Jobs in Kenya


Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the Director-General of UNON is the representative of the Secretary-General in Kenya. UNON supports programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Resident Coordination System (RCS) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, security, conference and information services (www.unon.org).

  • This post is located in Information and Communication Technology Service (ICTS) within the Division of Administrative Services of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Under the supervision of the Chief, ICTS, and within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for carrying out the following duties:

    Responsibilities

    • Performs a wide range of office support and administrative functions.

    • Responds and drafts responses to routine correspondence and other communications; uses standard word processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports.

    • Monitors processes and schedules related the service's outputs, products, tasks, etc.; where applicable, assists in the verification of receipt and accuracy of requisite documents, approvals, signatures, etc. to ensure compliance with relevant legal, financial and other requirements.

    • Researches, compiles and organizes information and reference materials from various sources for reports, work plans, studies, briefings, meetings/conferences, etc.

    • Generates a variety of standard statistical and other reports, work orders, etc., using various databases.

    • Proofreads documents and edits texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, and for adherence to established standards for format.

    • Screens phone calls and visitors; responds to moderately complex information requests and inquiries (e.g. answers requests requiring file search, etc.), and as necessary, refers inquiries to appropriate personnel for handling.

    • Provides secretarial, administrative and logistics support to meetings, boards, committees, conferences, etc.

    • Assists in the maintenance of websites by scanning, converting and posting a variety of documents onto the site.

    • Assists in the preparation of presentation materials using appropriate technology/software.

    • Maintains calendar/schedules; monitors changes and communicates relevant information to appropriate staff inside and outside the immediate work unit.

    • Performs data entry and extraction functions.

    • Reviews, records, distributes and/or processes mail and other documents; follows-up on impending actions.

    • Updates and maintains large distribution lists; monitors, prepares and distributes various materials, reports, where possible using electronic formats; handles arrangement for printing and translation as necessary; coordinates shipment arrangements, courier services, etc.

    • Performs general administrative tasks (e.g. leave and attendance recording, arrangements for meetings and other events, reservations, budget follow-up, etc.), to include preparing and/or processing administrative requests/documents (e.g. requisitions, purchase orders, travel requests, contracts, expenditure authorizations, visa applications, etc.).

    • Maintains files and databases for work unit.

    • Assists in providing software and office equipment support.

    • Provides guidance to less experienced staff on general office processes and procedures, computer applications, etc.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    • 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.

    • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    • 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.

    Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Training in Microsoft Teams is required. Supplemental training in data analytics is desirable.

  • Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat.

  • Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST. The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in general office support or related area is required.

  • Experience with the Microsoft Productivity Suite is required.

  • Experience coordinating remote team meetings and remote task management desirable.

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

  • Note: ‘Fluency’ equals a rating of ‘fluent’ in all four areas (speak, read, write and understand) and ‘Knowledge of’ equals a rating of ‘confident’ in two of the four areas.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Office at Nairobi Team Assistant Jobs in Kenya


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