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Administrative Assistant

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About UNESCO Kabul

UNESCO is the specialized agency of the United Nations with a mandate in education, science, culture, communication and access to information. It is one of the largest players in culture and cultural heritage in Afghanistan and supports the government in its endeavour to preserve the country’s heritage and promote nation-building.
Within this overall framework, UNESCO is currently undertaking a number of different cultural programs, aimed at supporting the relevant Afghan authorities in their efforts to protect and promote Afghanistan culture in all its dimensions.
UNESCO is looking for a committed Administrative Assistant who will provide operational support to the activities UNESCO will be carrying out within the Culture Unit.

Job Summary

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Job Details

Date Posted: 05 Sep 2018 Reference: KAB/CLT/SC/18/09/01
Closing Date: 17 Sep 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Administrative Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 1 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 3 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 1 Month

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall authority of the Director of the Kabul Office, overall supervision of the Head of Culture Unit and direct supervision of the Project Manager the Administrative Assistant incumbent will take the following responsibilities:

- Provide assistance in establishing efficient and effective monitoring systems for project activities;
- Develop and maintain an electronic filing system for the Culture Unit projects;
- Assist in monitoring the program’s implementation, including follow-up on the required arrangements for missions, events, and payments of due installments;
- Assist in monitoring financial and administrative matters and in preparing the supporting documents concerning the major activities as necessary;
- Assist the Culture Unit teams in the recruitment of required personnel based on UNESCO’s HR Manual, as required;
- Assist in ensure the delivering of files, reports and letters to various relevant stakeholders and partners, as necessary for a smooth implementation of the Culture Unit projects;
- Perform any other tasks assigned by the Project Manager.

Skills

A successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following competencies:

Core Competencies
Accountability
Communication
Teamwork
Commitment
Results focus
Planning and organizing
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

• Integrity, including a commitment to respecting institutional rules and procedures;
• Good communication skills;
• Ability to liaise with different team members in the field of competence;
• Strong ability to manage priorities and flexibility in finding alternative options when necessary;
• Problem solving, planning, organizing and managing processes with efficiency and accuracy, excellent interpersonal skills, teamwork, and commitment;
• Good command of English, both written and spoken. Fluency in Dari and/or Pashto is a requirement.

Qualifications

Education

• High-school diploma. Bachelor’s degree in administration and finance is an asset.

Work Experience

• At least 1-year relevant experience in finance and administration, preferably in cultural projects operations/management;
• Previous experience with UN Agencies and/or UNESCO would be considered as an asset.


Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

High School,

Submission Guideline

Candidates are requested to send their application, including a CV and cover letter (in English) before midnight (Afghanistan time), 17th Sep, 2018 to below email
Please note that UNESCO is a non-smoking organization

Submission Email

k.human-resource@unesco.org

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