Under-Secretary

at Organization of Educational Cooperation
Published November 13, 2022
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

Under the authority and direct supervision of the Secretary-General, the Under-Secretary-General (USG) for ADMIN is responsible for the overall management, supervision, and administration of the Department and the administrative, operational, and budgetary support of the Organisation. This position provides the unique opportunity of joining the senior management team of a new international organisation, contributing to its lasting construction and influencing its future trajectory.

Duties

Advise and support the Secretary-General on policies and strategy related to administration;
Oversee and manage the Department’s staff and effective coordination amongst its sections;
Ensure the Department’s responsibilities are executed in a timely fashion, in close coordination with other Departments;
Prepare reports for the Secretary-General and for presentation to the General Assembly and Council of Member States;
Oversee the tasks necessary for the functioning of the Department, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters, critical indicators, and reporting on budget performance;
Oversee the general maintenance and security of the Headquarters;
Develop and implement relevant procurement and other policies;
Perform other duties as requested by the Secretary-General.
Competencies

Demonstrated professional competence and expertise;
Strong proven experience of liaising with suppliers;
Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic and cross-cultural communication skills with a proven track record;
Excellent negotiation skills;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Strong methodical and strategic thinking skills and ability to develop long-term strategies;
Ability to operate sensitively and effectively in a multicultural environment and deal with cross-cultural sensitivity;

Education

Master's degree (or higher) in Business or Public Administration, Management, Account or other related fields

Experience

At least 12 years of working experience in administration, financial management, procurement or other related fields

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