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(RE-Advertisement) Operations Associate Full-time Job

8 months ago   Administration & Management   Dar es salaam   1.3K views Reference: 544
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(RE-Advertisement) Operations Associate

Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager, the Operations Associate carries out varied and inter-related operational, financial and logistical activities ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Operations Associate is results and client oriented producing administrative services of the highest quality in a timely and proactive fashion.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide administration and operations support to the Tanzania Country Office (CO) in accordance with UN Women rules and regulations and policies and strategies;

Contribute to an annual workplan for the Operations Team and monitor the implementation and monitoring;

Participate in review meetings and provide support to the assessment of the managerial and operational capacities of implementing partners in collaboration with the programme and technical team;

Provide technical support and guidance to colleagues on operational issues;

Ensure a continuous and up-to-date flow of information between the CO and the RO as needed;

Coordinate the pre-audit preparations for the CO to be audit ready and complete the pre-audit checklist;

Prepare for internal and external audits and coordinating implementation of audit action plan by drafting periodic status update reports and collating supporting documents.

2. Coordinate and administer procurement processes in accordance with UN Women rules and regulations and corporate policies and strategies

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.

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;

3. Contribute to knowledge sharing

Provide administrative support in the organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on administrative related matters;

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 and procurement 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

Ability to priorities work and to multi-task;

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

Secondary Education/University Degree in Business, Administration and Finance, would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.


At least 6 years (Secondary Education) or 3 years (Bachelor Degree) of progressively responsible experience in administration, finance, procurement, human resources or logistic support services at the national or international level;

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);

Experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset;

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required; Working knowledge of another official UN language


Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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Agency UN Women

Title (RE-Advertisement) Operations Associate

Job ID 41488

Practice Area - Job Family Management - OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA)


Duty Station Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of

Education & Work Experience C-HS Graduate or Equivalent - 6 year(s) experience, G-Bachelor's Level Degree - 3 year(s) experience



Desired: English, Swahili

Grade SB3

Vacancy Type Service Contract (SC)

Posting Type




Contract Duration

One Year with possibility of renewal

Open for Tanzania Nationals Only
Qualified Females and People with Disability are highly encouraged to apply

Company 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. Placing womens rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

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