Administrative Associate (local) – Islamabad

Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women launched its programme in Pakistan (as UNIFEM) in 2007 following a request by the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations, and is now strategically positioned having developed strong partnerships at both the national and provincial levels. In moving towards the realization of gender equality and women’s empowerment, UN Women Pakistan focuses on delivering on the interlinked programme areas underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes; and by support to gender-responsive initiatives that promote women’s human rights, with a special focus on their economic security, governance/ political participation, freedom from violence, as well as preparedness and response to humanitarian crises.

Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative and the direct supervision of the Operations Manager, the Administrative Associate supports the Office Operations by performing a variety of standard administrative processes ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Administrative Associate promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach. The Administrative Associate works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and projects staff team to ensure consistent service delivery and to resolve complex administration related issues and information delivery.

Duties And Responsibilities

Provide general administration and operations support to the CO in compliance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and strategies

Organize shipments, customs clearance arrangements, and prepare documents for UN Women shipments (received/sent);
Arrange travel and hotel reservations, prepare travel authorizations, process requests for visas and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA), identity cards and other documents;
Provide administrative support to conferences, workshops, retreats;
Provide administrative support to maintenance of premises and common services, as needed;
Share administrative and logistics information and security briefings;
Maintain filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials, as necessary.

Coordinate and organize assets management and procurement processes

Monitor and maintain office stationery supplies including maintenance of stock list of stationery, distribution of stationery and keeping a log of distribution;
Coordinate assets management in the office, prepare and submit periodic inventory reports, coordinate physical verification of inventory items;
Provide inputs to the preparation of procurement plans for the office and monitor their implementation;
Generate procurement related reports; research and draft responses to enquiries;
Review procurement requests and initiate procurement procedures for office and project equipment, supplies and services;
Organize procurement activities and processes, including preparation and conduct of Request for Quotations, Invitations to Bid or Requests for Proposals, the opening and evaluation of tenders;
Coordinate contract negotiations, prepare request for award of contract for the review and approval of relevant authorities, as required;
Prepare Purchase Orders (PO) and contracts in and outside Atlas, create vendor profiles in Atlas;
Review procurement processes conducted by projects; submissions to the Procurement Review Committee.

Provide administrative support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Provide administrative support in the organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on administrative related matters;
Provide administrative support to the security portfolio of UN Women;
Compile lessons learnt and best practices in administration, procurement, and human resources.


Core Values

Respect for Diversity

Core Competencies

Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Effective Communication
Inclusive Collaboration
Stakeholder Engagement
Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions;
Ability to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work;
Strong knowledge of administrative rules and regulations;
Strong IT and web based management skills;
Ability to extract and interpret data


Required Skills and Experience

Completion of secondary education is required;
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration or related fields is an asset.


At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in administration, procurement, HR, or logistic support service;
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);
Experience in working in the United Nations system or international development agencies is an asset;
Experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset.


Fluency in English and Urdu is required

Please Note

HEC Attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UN. During the recruitment process candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees.

Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to (i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.

Application: All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from

https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11- Personal-History-Form.doc.

Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Accessibility At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need. If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application. UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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