Administrative Assistant Job in Kenya - UN


Human Resources Management  

Initiates, processes, monitors, reviews and follows-up on actions related to the administration of the unit’s human resource activities, e.g., recruitment, placement, relocation, promotion, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation, training etc., ensuring consistency in the application of regulations and procedures.

Enters, maintains and certifies administrative data and records for time and attendance, performance appraisal, etc. in electronic information systems.

Reviews entitlements-related claims and reports.

Provides advice and guidance to staff with respect to administrative procedures, processes and practices, liaising with central administrative services as necessary.

Maintains and reviews organizational staffing tables; prints and reviews IMIS reports.  

Budget and Finance Monitors status of expenditures and allotments through IMIS, records variations, updates budget tables.

Consolidates data received and provides support to higher-level staff with respect to budget reviews of relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies.

Reviews status of relevant expenditures and compares with approved budget.

Reviews requisitions for goods and services to ensure (a) correct objects of expenditure have been charged and (b) availability of funds.

Assists in the preparation of budget performance submissions.

Prepares statistical tables and standard financial reports.  

General Administration

Prepares, processes and follows-up on administrative arrangements and forms related to the official travel of staff. Drafts routine correspondence.

Maintains files of rules, regulations, administrative instructions and other related documentation.

Maintains up-to-date work unit files (both paper and electronic).    

Coordinates extensively with service units and liaises frequently with internal team members both at Headquarters and in the field.

Performs other related administrative duties, as required, e.g., operational travel programme; monitoring accounts and payment to vendors and individual contractors for services; physical space planning; identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software and systems; organizing and coordinating administrative arrangements for seminars, conferences and translations.  

Contract Administration

Assists with day-to-day administration of contracts between the UN and external contractors for outsourced services.

Audits the contractors’ invoices against the goods and services provided by the contractor and approved by the UN.

Processes the payment of contractors’ invoices and monitor payments.

Competencies and Qualifications


Completion of high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of experience in administrative services, finance, accounting, audit, human resources or related area is required.    

Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is required.    

Experience with an international organization is desirable.    

Experience with SAP/Umoja is desirable.    

One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

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