Office Manager (Joint Office for Commonwealth Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York)

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USD $85,564 p.a.

The Joint Office for Commonwealth Permanent Missions to the United Nations provides a subsidised office space facility for the representation of small Commonwealth countries at the United Nations. The office facilitates the representation and effective engagement of nine small developing states in international decision-making processes at the United Nations and other multilateral agencies in line with their countries’ sustainable development goals.  In addition, the Commonwealth Secretariat has Permanent Observer status at the United Nations that enables establishment of the Office of the Commonwealth at the United Nations and, inter alia, attendance at the General Assembly and high-level meetings.

The Office Manager acts as the Manager for the Joint Office for Commonwealth Permanent Missions to the United Nations. The Manager will be responsible for the management and delivery of administrative, financial, personnel, and related services as have been agreed between governments participating in the Joint Office for Commonwealth Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York, contributing governments and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

To be considered for this role you will have a first degree, a recognised professional qualification, preferably in management, procurement, accounting or related qualification, at least 5 years’ progressive experience in office administration, including administrative/financial management and human resources. Understanding of the functions of the United Nations system and experience engaging with partners, experience in providing advice to senior management regarding health and safety issues, procurement and/or general administration in a multicultural setting. Experience in managing staff; contracts as well as ensuring contractors regularly achieve KPIs and SLAs. Experience in dealing with a multidisciplinary and specialist teams, forward –thinking and a proven track record of delivering high-quality results.                                                                                                     

You must also have the right to work in the United States of America.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.  We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

The closing date is 23 October 2020 at 17:00 BST

Apply here!

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