Recrutement de 01 Administrative Assistant (Accounting)


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Recrutement de 01 Administrative Assistant (Accounting)
Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 3 ans
Expire le: 08-02-2024

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Job Description - Administrative Assistant (Accounting) (2400291)

Job Description


Administrative Assistant (Accounting)

Job Posting: 25/Jan/2024
Closure Date: 08/Feb/2024, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: RAF
Job Type: Staff position
Type of Requisition: General Service
Grade Level: G-4
Primary Location: Ghana-Accra
Duration: Fixed-term: 2 years with possibility of extension
Post Number: 0123447
CCOG Code: 2102
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

Staff in the General Service category are recruited locally from the Primary Location area, which is where the office is located.

• FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
• Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply
• Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
• FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination??
• All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
• All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
• FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

Organizational Setting
The Regional Office for Africa (RAF) is responsible for leading FAO's response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO's priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the region and, in collaboration with divisions and offices at headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO's strategic response to regional priorities. RAF also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization's Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. RAF develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.

The position is located in RAF, Accra, Ghana.

Main Purpose
The Administrative Assistant performs a large variety of routine administrative transactions and office support functions contributing to the smooth and efficient running of the work unit.

Supervision Received/Exercised
The Administrative Assistant reports to the Finance Officer and works closely with other Administrative Assistants/Associates. He/she acts independently in routine matters. Supervision received is focused on the quality of the work performed and provides for on-the-job learning.

Working Relationships
The Administrative Assistant usually interacts with a wide variety of colleagues within the work unit and with immediate clients within the Organization, providing routine administrative and office support services.

Key Functions/Results
• Retrieve, enter, select and analyse data from a wide variety of sources, including FAO's corporate system and data bases; verify accuracy of data documents; make necessary calculations.
• Assemble and review supporting documentation for processing affiliate workforce, travel or financial actions in FAO's corporate systems, while ensuring compliance with FAO's rules and regulations.
• Maintain imprest accounts; reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data; assist in the preparation of recurring and special reports by preparing and editing data in appropriate format as requested; monitor project, programme and general office accounts.
• Maintain detailed records of budget estimates, obligations and available balances; record receipts and disbursements (ledgers, cash books, vouchers, etc.); make disbursements from petty cash fund and balance accounts.
• Prepare routine correspondence of administrative nature; draft correspondence to verify data, answer queries, and obtain additional information on transactions and financial matters, as required.
• Maintain local inventory records with responsibility for proper recording of assets, their maintenance and safeguard.
• Maintain a filing system of administrative and financial documents.
• Maintain liaison with local banks and financial institutions to keep up-to-date with financial and regulatory information (exchange and interest rates, procedures and rules, maintenance of bank accounts, etc.).
• Support the administration of personnel and equipment as well as protocol-related issues.
• Assist in duties related to recruitment, payroll, staff development, and other HR administrative duties.
• Perform other related duties as required.

Impact of Work
The incumbent's work impacts on the timely and efficient delivery of office support services and on the overall output of the work unit.


Minimum Requirements
Education: Secondary school education.
Experience: Three years of experience in administrative and office support work.
Languages: Working knowledge (proficient - level C) of English.
IT Skills: Good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment.
Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.

Residency: General Service Staff are recruited locally. To be eligible for this position, candidates must be nationals of the country of the duty station or possess an existing visa/work permit, and reside within commuting distance of the duty station at the time of the application. "Commuting distance" means the distance within which staff members can travel daily between their place of work and their residence.

• Results Focus
• Team Work
• Communication
• Building effective relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical Skills
• Good knowledge of communication and documentation standards.
• Good knowledge of corporate computerized financial/travel/human resources systems and administrative procedures and policies.
• Previous experience in supporting the review and processing of payments
• Previous experience in the filling of VAT returns or claims from Government.
• Previous experience in the risk management tool preparation process

Desirable Qualifications and Skills
• Professional qualification in accounting will be an added advantage.
• Limited knowledge (intermediate – level B) of French is considered an advantage.

FAO staff are expected to adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


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