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Senior Executive Assistant: Gs-6

VA-2013-012

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Pretoria is inviting applications from suitably qualified South African nationals for the Fixed Term post of:

Senior Executive Assistant: Gs-6

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading child rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behavior and action towards children. In South Africa, UNICEF supports national efforts to realize children’s rights by promoting evidence-based policy advocacy and strategic partnerships as a means to leverage policies and resources for children, giving special attention to vulnerable children and disparity reduction. It works in the areas of health and nutrition, early childhood development; basic education; child protection and social policy, planning, monitoring and evaluation. 

FIXED-TERM

Duration: 2 years – A possibility of extension

PURPOSE OF THE POST:

This position reports to the Representative with responsibility for the management and coordination of work for the office. The role of this post is to provide administrative and secretarial support services to the Representative and Deputy Representative.

The Senior Executive Assistant is responsible to ensure the smooth running of the Office. This involves management of information and coordination of matters within a substantive team.  The post is a key interface with a broad range of contacts including high-ranking officials, both within and outside the Organization.  The post prioritizes tasks and organizes work independently based on general direction from the supervisor.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of Secondary School Education. High School Diploma, and business courses or other relevant disciplines.
  • Six to seven years secretarial experience, some of which should be at a senior secretarial level.
  • Office Management Skills – Five years of office support work experience, including, organizing and supervising the whole range of office support and administrative activities. Ability to work with minimum of supervision.
  • Computer literacy and the ability to effectively use standard office software tools and other office technology to create documentation, exchange and archive e-mail, and maintain electronic filing systems.
  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences.
  • Able to work effectively with people in a multi-cultural environment.
  • High sense of responsibility, tact and discretion, with sensitivity to different cultures and adherence to confidentiality.

Sharing UNICEF Core Values of:
• Commitment    • Diversity and Inclusion   • Integrity

Proficiency in UNICEF Core Competencies of:
• Communication   • Working with People   • Drive for Results

Application letter, along with CV and attached P11 Form should be send on or before 15 July 2013 to the following email address:  safpretoriavacancy@unicef.org with the subject line “Senior Executive Assistant, GS-6”.

Only South African nationals will be considered.  If you have not been contacted within one month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Regret letters will only be sent to interviewed candidates.

UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT.
UNICEF IS COMMITTED TO GENDER BALANCE AND DIVERSITY WITHOUT DISTINCTION AS TO RACE, SEX OR RELIGION, AND WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: WELL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

 

 

 

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