Special Administrative Assistant

Full time United Nations in Administration
  • No. 27 Ring Road East, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana View on Map
  • Post Date : March 1, 2021
  • Apply Before : May 1, 2021
  • Salary: GH₵35,000.00 - GH₵49,000.00 / Monthly
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Job Detail

  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Industry Others
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Scope: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The incumbent will perform executive and administrative assistant functions to the missions Director and Deputy Director’s UNEP unit.

United Nations Considerations:

The United Nations {UN} staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the UN Secretary General and may be assigned to any activities or offices of the Organization, in accordance with the provisions of the UN service code. Therefore, UN staff members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner befitting their status as international civil servants. In this connection, UN has incorporated the 2013 Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service into the UN Personnel Instructions. In accordance with the UN Staff Regulations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard shall be paid to the importance of recruiting staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible and ensuring equal gender representation. Subject to the foregoing, selection of staff members shall be made without distinction as to race, ethnicity, sex or religion, nor shall there be any discrimination on account of any disability of a candidate who meets the qualifications required to perform the tasks. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications with their recent CV and cover letter according to the instructions provided in the application form to be considered for the current job opening.

Typical Responsibilities:

  1. Systematize the planning process to facilitate strategic decision making within the Division.
  • Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources, of relevance to the Director and Deputy Director such as policy issues and administrative matters.
  • Oversee and organize policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g., prepare background and briefing papers, analyze, report and study, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Supervise and manage staff in the office of the Director and Deputy Director. delegations and

Key Competencies:


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or higher graduate qualification) in any environmental, social sciences, business, public administration, management, economics or a related field.
  • A first-level university degree or Diploma in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying professional work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • At least five (3) years of professional working experience is required.
  • Experience working in a front or coordinating office, supporting senior level managers or cross functional teams is highly desirable.
  • Work experience within the United Nations context or any corporate organization is desirable.


• English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of another United Nations official language is an added advantage

Required skills

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