12 Feb 2024

Administrative Assistant – UNOCHA at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Yobe

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Job Description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Headquartered in New York City, the status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Administrative Assistant – UNOCHA

Requisition ID: 16178
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: 1 Year with Possibility for extension
Grade Level: G4

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Administration and Finance Officer (NOC) in Abuja and HoSO in Damaturu, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

Coordinate logistics activities for the Office:

  • Ensure that vehicles are in working condition at all times: Regular servicing and maintenance etc.
  • Coordinate and monitor vehicle movement.
  • Oversee TOTAL card retirement and replenishment (in collaboration with OCHA Abuja & Damaturu Office) by ensuring that all processes are carried out in a timely fashion.
  • Assist staff members by liaising with OCHA Admin staff in Abuja & Damaturu for UNHAS bookings etc and ensure that tickets are received on time.
  • Ensure that all missions to all locations with high – security level are cleared by the necessary authorities.
  • Monitor the vehicle logbooks and ensure that all movement is duly captured and signed for by all passengers.
  • Assist staff with forwarding their travel expense claims to the travel focal points and follow up where necessary.

Provision of Clerical / Administrative Support:

  • Assist with hotel reservations for staff on mission, new colleagues deployed to Abuja and Damaturu etc.
  • Support colleagues in coordinating meetings and other official events.
  • Assist with filing and photocopying documents when necessary.
  • And all other clerical / administrative duties that may be required.

Office Support and Maintenance:

  • General office maintenance: supervise cleaners to ensure that OCHA’s is always in order, etc.
  • Maintenance of files and records relevant to office maintenance

Cash Recovery and Management for the Armored Vehicles:

  • Prepares and dispatches invoices to clients upon request for the use of the AVs.
  • Ensures that payment for each transaction is received and accounted for and a receipt is issued accordingly.
  • Create a tracking system for payment.
  • Give monthly accounts of usage and income.

Managing Documents, Correspondence and Reports:

  • Create a filing system according to UN standards.
  • Ensure that all official documents (incoming/ outgoing mail, reports etc) are filed according to its category.
  • Edits, formats and provides inputs to correspondence, reports, documents and/or presentations using word processing, spreadsheets and databases meeting quality standards and requiring minimal correction.
  • Shows sound grasp of grammar, spelling and structure in the required language.
  • Ensures correspondence, reports and documents comply with established UN standards.
  • Ability to enter data accurately.
  • Assist with drafting correspondence and make input to documents when required.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Secondary education is required.


  • A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience in administration is required.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is desirable.
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems is desirable.

Application Closing Date
22nd February, 2024 (05:59 AM).

Method of Application

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