Senior Administrative/Finance AssistantUNHCR (Fixed Term Appointment)

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ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT.

Define the role of the position within the team, describing its leadership role, if any, it’s external/internal work relationships or contacts, the contextual environment in which it operates and the scope of supervision received, and where applicable, exercised by the incumbent.

There are currently more than one million Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, which makes Lebanon the highest refugee-hosting country per capita in the world. There are no approved camps in the country, and refugees are living in more than 1,700 locations across the country. The refugee response is led by the Government and local actors, supported by the international community.

As the designated lead agency in the refugee response, UNHCR has established a sector-based structure in Beirut and in the field. The structure brings together over 100 UN agencies, national and international NGO partners in identifying and agreeing on the strategic priorities to address the needs of Syrian refugees and other affected populations. The Lebanon national response falls under the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), whereby UNHCR guides the refugee response and UNDP facilitates the resilience and stabilization component.

The UNHCR operational response in Lebanon is the largest for the organization. Media attention and the frequency of influential high-profile visitors is high. The Office are located in Beirut, Zahle, Tripoli, Tyre, and Qobayat.

The Senior Admin/Finance Assistant will provide administrative assistance to the immediate supervisor and /or Head of the Office/Unit to ensure that routine services and activities within the administrative/finance domain are implemented.

The Senior Admin/Finance Assistant normally has no direct supervisory functions though it rests upon the supervisor of the post to make time specific arrangements subject to a given situation. The incumbent functions under direct supervision of a Administrative/Finance Officer, who is required to monitor the performance of the incumbent and provide regular guidance. S/he may liaise with local suppliers, banks and/or financial institutions on routine subject matters under the direction of the supervisor.


FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT.

Focusing on the deliverables and the achievements expected from the job, describe the functions to be performed by the incumbent of the position. Describe also the engagement and the degree of relationships with clients/partners, and the impact of actions.

  • Processes entitlements, issues of contracts and maintains various personnel records and files;
  • Assists in the recruitment of GS staff by evaluating candidate applications and conducting preliminary interviews;
  • Assists in surveys on local cost of living, local salaries, housing rental and collecting the information on the above-mentioned; Processing requests for visas, identity cards, driving licences and other personnel-related documents; Prepare travel authorization and assist in the submission of travel claims;
  • Attends meetings on day-to-day admin. matters; administers the movement of local staff members, their attendance, leave plan, overtime, etc. Assists in the preparation of inventory records of non-expendable equipment for submission to Hqs and takes care of stationary order;
  • Maintains financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports;
  • Assists in preparing financial vouchers and monthly accounts;
  • Selects and enters data from a wide variety of documents, verifying accuracy by checking sources, making necessary calculations and assuring inclusion of all relevant data;
  • Assists in preparing admin. budget submission for entire year; maintains liaison with officials of local bank to obtain day-to-day information in exchange and interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations and matters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts.
  • Performs other duties as required.


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES,

which illustrate behaviours that are essential to achieving deliverables described above, and that are critical to successful performance. All jobs require the staff to abide to the Values and Core competencies of UNHCR. Where applicable, select a maximum of six Managerial and three Cross-Functional Competencies. Up to a maximum of six Functional Competencies can be selected.

Code Managerial Competencies
  M001      Empowering and Building Trust
  M002      Managing Performance
  M003      Judgement and Decision Making
  M004      Strategic Planning and Vision
  M005      Leadership
  M006      Managing Resources

Code Cross-Functional Competencies
  X001      Analytical Thinking
  X002      Innovation and Creativity
  X003      Technological Awareness
  X004      Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  X005      Planning and Organizing
  X006      Policy Development and Research
  X007      Political Awareness
  X008      Stakeholder Management
  X009      Change Capability and Adaptability


ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Define the educational background, the relevant job experience and the language(s) that are essential to perform the work of the position.

  • Completion of Secondary Education or equivalent technical or commercial school with certificate/training in Business Administration, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources or other related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of job experience relevant to the function;
  • Computer skills (MS office and People Soft applications).
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language (as applicable in the duty station).
  • In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES.

Describe any experience or knowledge that would be an asset, such as: UNHCR Learning Programmes, other training, additional languages, Field/HQs experience, etc.

  • Knowledge in UNHCR Admin and financial rules, procedures and processes;
  • Knowledge and working experience of MSRP (Peoplesoft);
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN or local languages.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.

GUIDELINES

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). UNHCR strongly encourage qualified female applicants for this position. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for written test and/or oral interview.


Overview

  • Job Title: Senior Administrative/Finance Assistant
  • Location: Tripoli, Lebanon
  • Position Number: 10020717
  • Type of Contract: UNHCR (Fixed Term Appointment)
  • Grade: G5
  • Supervisor Position, Title & Grade: 10021235, Admin/Finance Officer, P3
  • Deadline for applications: 2017-10-24