Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC), comprising the United Nations Global Service Centre in Brindisi, Italy, and the United Nations Information and Communication Technology Facility in Valencia, Spain.
The incumbent will report through the Assistant-Secretary-General of the Department of Field Support to the Under-Secretary-
General for Department of Field Support.
Within delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the Department of Field Support Senior Management, the Director will be responsible for the following functions :
oriented, responsive and allows for efficiencies wherever possible.
In addition, oversees the provision of administrative support to the Tenant units of the UNGSC.
delivered to clients worldwide.
shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills.
Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff.
Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff.
Appraises performance fairly.
Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in business or public administration, logistics, human resources management, finance, accounting, or a related area is required.
A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible professional experience in administration, management, human resources management, finance, budget, logistics, supply chain management, information technology, communication, or other related area.
A minimum of eight years management experience with responsibilities in human, procurement and financial resources management is required.
Experience in handling complex organizational issues at local and international level is desirable. Practical experience with the planning and delivery of mission support services in field operations mounted by the United Nations Common System, including the United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required.
Working knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.
Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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