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Assistant Administrative Officer at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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Job Description


  •  Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches related to administrative, financial, human resources, travel and project management related fields. Has the ability to generate reports and presentations that include graphs, maps and tables. Has ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Has a broad understanding of the UNODC Eastern Africa region in its role in participation of UN reforms. Has knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 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 areas of work.
  •  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.
  •  Planning & 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.


  • A first-level university degree in finance, business administration, finance, accounting, economics or other related fields is required.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years of progressive responsible professional experience in administration, finance, accounting, project/programme management and related fields is required. Work experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, such SAP/Umoja, Inspira, and Integrated Planning, Management and Reporting (IPMR) is desirable.
  • Experience in managing grants specifically EU grants is desirable.
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft power BI is desirable. Work experience within the United Nations system or a similar international organization is desirable.
  • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English, is required. Knowledge of Swahili is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
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