Job Vacancy For Administrative Associate (Human Resources) At United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, is the world's largest international source of funding for population and reproductive health programmes. UNFPA works with governments and non-governmental organizations in over 140 countries in all matters related to the reproductive system. Reproductive health is recognized as a human right, part of the right to health. UNFPA assists countries to formulate population policies and strategies in support of sustainable development.

Job Summary

Level: ICS 6 (GS 6)
Type of Contract: Fixed-Term
Position: 4598

Organizational Context:
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Country Representative and direct supervision of the International Operations Manager, the Admin Associate (HR) provides functional leadership in human resources and associated policies, systems and processes in the Country Office. He/she also supervises the drivers.

The Admin Associate (HR) delivers quality services in HR to internal and external clients; mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes, and procedures. He/she takes a client-oriented, results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines in service of the country programme; providing support and guidance to the UNFPA, Ghana Country Office and UNFPA supported programmes.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

•  Management of Office Human Resources:
•  Security Management
•  Administrative Support
•  Driver Management
•  People Management & Leadership:
•  Other related duties assigned by the supervisor and/or the Representative

Qualification Required & Experience

Required Competencies:
Functional Competencies:

•  Implementing management systems;
•  Business acumen and ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities;
•  Innovation and marketing of new approaches;
•  Pro-activeness and client orientation;
•  Organizational awareness; Job knowledge/technical expertise

Core Competencies:

•  Values: Integrity/Commitment to mandate, knowledge sharing/continuous learning, valuing diversity
•  Managing Relationships: Working in teams, communicating information and ideas, conflict and self-management
•  Personal Leadership and Effectiveness: Strategic and analytical thinking, results orientation/commitment to excellence, Appropriate and transparent decision making

Job Requirements:
Academic Requirements:

•  University degree in human resources, commerce, business administration or related field
•  Advanced university degree in business administration, human resources or related field would be an advantage


•  At least 6 years progressively responsible experience in human resources in a multi-cultural environment


•  Fluency in oral and written English

Computer Skills:

•  Proficiency in current office software applications
•  Proficiency in PeopleSoft, and other computerized applications used by the UN

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Please refer to: for detailed Job Description. Applications to be addressed to the Representative at:

[email protected]

Completion of United Nations Personal History form (P11) is mandatory.

Closing Date: 04 March 2013