Posting Title: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, G5
Job Code Title: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Department/Office: International Civil Service Commission
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 15 February 2023 – 19 March 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Administration-ICSC-202196-R-New York (R)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organisational Setting and ReportingThis post is located in the Cost-of-Living Division of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC). The incumbent reports directly to the Chief of the Cost-of-Living Division (COLD).
Under the general supervision of the Chief of the Cost-of-Living Division of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: a) Provides direct administrative, operational and logistical support for the Division, including the maintenance and digitization of documents prepared by the Cost-of-Living Division; b) Verifies completeness and proper classification of the documents (both paper and electronic); converts all documents to PDF format; proofreads and edit texts, checks format, correct pagination, missing information, etc.; c) Ensures a smooth flow of information and documents between the Cost-of-Living Division and various stakeholders; d) Finalizes and uploads to the ICSC website monthly report of surveys successfully conducted at various duty stations; e) Substitutes for the Research Assistant in his/her absence; and f) Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chief of the Division.
CompetenciesPROFESSIONALISM 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation 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 shows 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.
EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent is required.
Work ExperienceA minimum of five years of experience in administrative and secretarial functions is required. Working knowledge of electronic document management systems (eDocs) is desirable. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is desirable; Familiarity with issues arising from the application of the post adjustment system is an advantage
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official language is an advantage
AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview
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