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UN Administrative Assistant (GS-6) Job in Nairobi Kenya

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Kenya Country Office

Vacancy Announcement “KCO/ADM/2014-020”

Duty Station: Nairobi

Posts: Administrative Assistant, GS-6

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Reference # KCO/14090

Date of Issue: 20 June 2014

Closing Date: 04 July 2014

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above Fixed Term position in the Administration Section of UNICEF Kenya Country Office (KCO).

Purpose of the Post: Under the general supervision of the Administrative Officer Assets, the incumbent performs administrative support functions, which includes receiving office equipment and supplies from suppliers, issuing office supplies to staff members and reconciling the stores records with actual supplies available.

The incumbent also captures and manages the Property, Premises and Equipment (PP&E) in VISION, generates IPSAS compliant reports, supervise the physical count by third parties, as well as supervising the maintenance of office buildings and equipment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists the Admin. Officer in Managing the ESARO and KCO (including 4 zonal offices) PP&E whose value is in excess of $3,000,000.00 by receiving new equipment from suppliers, ensures that the office equipment is properly tagged and inventories for easy identification and tracking the movement of equipment from one office to another using both the VISION PP&E module and the manual database for non-attractive items;
  • Manages the office stores by receiving and issuing Office supplies for both KCO and ESARO and enters details of the receipts and issues on Bin cards. The value of the ESARO/KCO stores is approximately $150,000.00 per annum;
  • Undertakes the Reconciliation of the balances in the bin cards with the actual balances of the stores items and based on the balances decides and recommends to the supervisor on the re-ordering levels based on the balances and the lead times;
  • Coordinates and supervises the Stores physical stock take at least twice a year. The incumbent also organizes and oversees the physical verification exercise for KCO both Nairobi and zonal offices, ESARO non-expendable property and prepares reports highlighting any anomalies which may be noted during the physical stock take and verification exercises to the supervisor to the supervisor for corrective action to be undertaken immediately;
  • Captures and updates office equipment details in VISION to reflect the actual location of office equipment and allocates equipment to staff whenever required in line with set criteria for eligibility;
  • Monitors and supervises Office maintenance and maintenance of office equipment by contractors and certifies that the contractors have undertaken the job as required before payment is made;
  • Coordinates the movements of staff to new office locations and ensures that all staff members have the relevant equipment/items to carry out their day to day assignments;
  • Responsible for compiling list of items to be disposed of, submits to the supervisor for onward submission to the Local Property Survey Board.
  • Follows-up on the final approval of PSB recommendations and supervise the disposal accordingly. If items are to be disposed of through public auction, the incumbent makes necessary arrangement for the auction to take place;
  • Any other tasks as defined by supervisor.

Required Qualifications:
  • Possession of Kenya Certificate of secondary Education plus A Diploma in Management.
  • Possession of a degree in Public/Business Administration will be an added advantage.

  • At least six years progressive work experience working in a busy industry with major work being
  • Administrative, stores and inventory management.  Experience in usage of inventory and stores database software will be an added advantage.

  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili language.
  • Knowledge of a second UN language is an asset.


i) Core Values (Required)
  • Commitment      
  • Diversity and Inclusion     
  • Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)
  • Communication [Level I] 
  • Working with People [Level II] 
  • Drive for Results [Level I]

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
  • Analysing [II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [Level II]
  • Following instructions and Procedures [Level II]
  • Planning and Organizing [Level II]

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae, P11 Form (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/ADM/2014-020” in the email subject

“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”

Zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse 

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