Deadline: 29 September, 2021

Location: Kano, Nigeria

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is seeking to fill the role of Operations Associate.

Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF works for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.


  • Ensure proper upkeep, maintenance and/or replacement of office premises, office furniture and equipment
  • Prepare all corporate and individual SSAs
  • Ensure that there is always an adequate supply of non-expendable property, maintain accurate control of the inventory, and participate in their physical verification
  • Provide operational and administrative support activities for the organisation of internal management and operational meetings
  • Arrange for airport and hotel pickups and all other matters relating to the reception of staff and visitors
  • Assist in providing logistical support for meetings, workshops and training courses
  • Arrange for the issuance of travel requests and authorisation to staff and government counterparts
  • Assist in providing briefing, advice and information to all categories of staff covering HR, supply, administrative and HR rules, procedures and policies
  • Prepare, on own initiative, correspondence, reports, briefing, etc. on HR and other operations matters
  • Supervise the work of the drivers, and operations assistant who are staff members, in addition to coordinating the work of cleaners through corporate SSAs
  • Assist in ensuring an effective communication system in the office
  • On a periodic basis, review the personnel filing system and recommend appropriate adjustments and improvement
  • Maintain and update operational, policy, management and confidential files and records
  • Make travel arrangements for the supervisor and other unit staff and perform liaison duties with other sections/units
  • Prepare briefing materials for the supervisor
  • Organise supervisor’s appointments and maintain supervisor’s calendar
  • Administer travel arrangements of supervisor
  • Prepare, on own initiative, correspondence, reports, evaluations and justifications, as required, on general operational and administrative issues and specialised tasks which may be of a confidential nature
  • Liaise with the country office and support requests relating to HR administration


  • University degree or equivalent in Management Sciences or Social Sciences
  • Six years, minimum, of experience in office administration and human resources
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Knowledge of another UN working language and working language of the duty station will be a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: UNICEF


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