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Administrative & Finance Associate – UNOCHA at UNDP


UNDP has been in Nigeria since the country became independent in 1960 providing capacity building and policy development support to the Federal Government of Nigeria in areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive growth and Sustainable Development. UNDP continues to support, the government in the preparation of the second National Implementation Plan of the National Vision 20:2020. UNDP works in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, development partners, UN agencies, civil society and local communities to help identify local solutions to meet national development challenges through a range of interventions that combine UNDP’s expertise and comparative advantage in the areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive growth and Sustainable Development.

  • Experience 6 years
  • Location Borno
  • City Maiduguri
  • The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness, prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions
  • This job opening is being advertised for the position of Administrative and Finance Associate GS6 located in the OCHA Maiduguri Office and reports to the Administration and Finance Analyst (NOA).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Administration and Finance Analyst (NOA), the Administrative and Finance Associate will be responsible for the following duties:

Supports the implementation of operational strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance of activities with UN/UNDP/OCHA rules, regulations, policies, and strategies.
  • Provides inputs to OCHA’s business processes mapping and internal standard operating procedures (SOPs). 
  • Provides inputs to the workplan.

Supports the functioning of the OCHA office, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Organization and coordination human resources related activities including support on recruitment activities;
  • Coordination of admin and HR arrangements; 
  • Performing Travel Administrator, Requisitioner role in OCHA UMOJA ERP system for preparation of POs, travel and other administrative functions. In addition, prepare payments, service entry sheets, good receipts related to approved POs into Umoja. 
  • Verification and recording R n R, all types of leaves, attendance records of the Field Staff members with related reconciliation;
  • Update HR documents on regular basis;
  • Provide routine Administrative & logistical support to the all units/staff on all matters related to general office administration, transport, protocol/visas applications, duty free privileges & custom clearances for office goods and for staff personal effects
  • Management of up-to-date accounting system/records to ensure timely, accurate and reliable monthly financial reporting;
  • Monitor expenditure levels under the approved Cost Plan/Quarterly Financial Authorizations and prepare monthly reconciliations with UNDP charges for all payments/expenditures.
  • Proper planning and tracking of common services budget and of Agencies contributions to the common services account

Provides effective administrative and logistical support, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Administrative support to conferences, workshops, retreats.
  • Manage petty cash, maintaining accurate and complete records and receipts and ensuring that replenishment is done in a timely manner. In collaboration with the Country Office submit expenditure report for replenishment. 
  • Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials. 
  • Extraction of data from various sources.
  • Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to head of unit.
  • Support with protocol matters, registration of staff, coordination with local authorities, on space and other administrative matters

Provides support to office maintenance and assets management, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Ensure that office inventory database is updated on regular basis and that both the financial and physical status of all office Non-Expendable Properties is regularly reported 
  • Maintenance of records on assets management;
  • Maintenance of files and records relevant to office maintenance;
  • Provision of support to maintenance of common premises and common services

Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the OCHA office, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Training of staff on UN rules and regulations and related procedures.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice



  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties related to general administration support. 
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints. 
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations. 
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of clerical, administrative, secretarial best practices and procedures, in-depth knowledge of office software applications relating to word processing data management presentation etc. 
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service. 
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities.


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. 
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. 
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda. 
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. 
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships.
  • Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs. 
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support.

Required Skills and Experience:


  • Secondary education is required. 
  • A University degree in Business or Public Administration is desirable 


  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience in in business, public administration, logistics, programme support service or other related area is required.
  • Experience on Administration/Operations is required 
  • Experience working with the UN or other international organizations is desirable.  
  • Experience in using UN ERP system (Umoja) in the area of travel and procurement is desirable. 
  • Experience in computer skills (Windows, MS Word, Excel/Spread sheets, the internet/Web) is required in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is desirable. 


  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Knowledge of at least the local language is desirable



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