United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat.
External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidates are identified from the duty station, and subject to a passing grade on the relevant entry-level examination. If selected, external candidates will be responsible for any expenses incurred in order to take the GGST examination, and, in the event of an employment offer, any cost relating to travel and relocation to the duty station on appointment and separation. The candidate will also be responsible to get any visas and work permits in order to take up the appointment. Candidates who are short-listed to be considered for this position will be contacted by the recruiter to be scheduled to sit for the GGST at a later date at the duty station.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This position is located at Publications Section within Public Information and Knowledge Management Division (PIKMD) in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa. The Administrative Assistant directly report to the Chief of Publications Section.