FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
This position is located in the Resources Management Team (RMT), General Support Services (GSS), Division for Management (DM), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Finance and Budget Assistant, and the overall guidance of the Chief, GSS.Responsibilities • Assist in planning and allocation of office space for UNOV/UNODC and Vienna-based satellite offices.
- Review incoming requests for facilities’ adjustments, maintenance, and refurbishment of office space, including assignment of office furniture and equipment.
- Monitor work performed by UNIDO’s Building Management Services on behalf of UNOV/UNODC to ensure timely completion of projects.
- Maintain the Real Estate module in Umoja and advise UNOV/UNODC Vienna and UNODC Field Offices on recording accurate data in a timely manner.
- Assist in the preparation of reports on UNOV/UNODC facilities, checking data for accuracy and making calculations on operational expenditure.
- Create, maintain and monitor project files, including the upkeep of team’s filing system.
- Assist in reviewing invoices from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)/Buildings Management Services (BMS) and vendors.
- Control stock of office supplies and furniture for the Section and initiate purchase of supplies and furniture for UNOV/UNODC.
- Perform wide range of office support and administrative functions including monitoring Section’s processes and schedules, compiling and organizing of information and reference materials, providing support for Section-internal meetings, preparing presentation materials.
- Create Shopping carts and Low Value Acquisitions (LVA/PO) and raise Service Entry Sheets (SES) in Umoja.
- Assist colleagues in Inventory and Supplies in finalizing cost-distribution for payment of monthly vendor invoices and subsequent submission for payment.
- Assist in authorizing daily shipments in DHL Intraship and provide advice to new users.
- Provide assistance as alternate Time Administrator for the Section.
- In absence of the Building Services Assistant or the Administrative Assistant act on their behalf in communication and information sharing with UNOV/UNODC offices.
- Assist with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
- Assist with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
- Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
- 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.
- 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.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.Work Experience
A minimum of three years of experience in administrative services, preferably in facilities and property management, is required. The minimum number of years of relevant experience is reduced to one for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.
Experience in providing administrative support to senior staff, preferably within the United Nations system or in a multicultural environment is desirable.
Experience in the use of MS Office and SAP/Umoja is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of German is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
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According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
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