Administrative Assistant, GS-5, Temporary Appointment (364 days), #120727, Dhaka, Bangladesh #552187 (For Bangladeshi Nationals Only)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

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

And we never give up.

With UNICEF Bangladesh you are at the center of the change you want to see.

In one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices in the world, you will be working with dynamic colleagues who have helped deliver remarkable results for children: Net enrolment in primary education rose from 61 per cent in 1987 to 98 per cent in 2019. Stunting fell from 42 per cent in 2013 to 28 per cent in 2019. Fully vaccinated children increased from 52 per cent in 2001 to 84 per cent in 2019.

Join us as we go the next mile for the nearly 60 million children in Bangladesh, including half a million Rohingya refugee children.

In a country undergoing rapid economic and demographic transition, be part of tackling malnutrition and stagnant wasting. Help protect children from child marriage, child labour and violence. Support the country to invest more in health and education, and to extend safe water to the children who are furthest left behind.

For every child, opportunity.

The 2018-2022 Country Programme is designed and will be implemented in the context of the post-emergency era and as such, it is proposed to change the Operations HR structure in order to maintain optimal operational capacity to support the programme implementation in the new programme cycle. The position is part of the Operations section, under the purview of the Administrative unit will support the Administrative Associate, G-6, in handling protocol issues and transport dispatch management for UNICEF Bangladesh.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision and guidance of the Administrative Associate, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for the timely, efficient and appropriate delivery of Protocol & Visa services as well for managing all facets of the transportation activities of UNICEF Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka including day to day supervision of drivers and maintenance of office vehicles in support of smooth programmatic operations for the respective section(s). This position will also be responsible for managing the roster of drivers, maintenance of vehicle log/ data entries, check driver DSA and overtime as well as hired vehicles along with reporting of the management of electronic vehicles.

Major duties and responsibilities:

1.  Protocol and Visa assignments

2.  Transport Dispatch Management

3.  BCO Pool Driver Supervision

4.  Recording and Data Management

Please see attached TOR for details:  TOR-Admin Assistant DHK.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

– Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.

– A minimum of Five years of relevant Administrative or clerical work experience is required.

– Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


*UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

*Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term “Internal” refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

*The complete vacancy announcements can be reviewed via UNICEF Careers website at 

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