VN 2021/050GT – Senior Resources Management Assistantt – G6- Programa Raices – NGO Vacancy | UNGO Jobs

Job Title: VN 2021/050GT – Senior Resources Management Assistantt – G6- Programa Raices –

Country: Guatemala
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 14 Jan 2022

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title : Senior Resources Management Assistant

Duty Station : Ciudad de Guatemala

Classification : General Service, G6

Type of Appointment : One Year Fixed Term with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 14.January.2022

Reference Code : VN2021/050 GT

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN

agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and nongovernmental

partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the

benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

. A los efectos de la vacante, los candidatos internos se consideran candidatos primarios.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Party/Programme Manager (CoP/PM) of the program

for Addressing Root Causes of Irregular Migration in Guatemala, the direct supervision of the

Resources Management Officer (RMO), and, in collaboration with the relevant units of the

program, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for providing support on

the resources management functions to the program.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates

are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are

considered as first-tier candidates.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall support to the Resources Management Unit (RMU) in financial, procurement, human resources and other administrative activities;
  • Manage and monitor a large and diversified volume of complex correspondence and documentation, often of confidential and sensitive nature; ensure appropriate routing, reply, prioritization, accuracy, consistency, informal translation and timeliness; bring complex, sensitive or priority issues to the supervisor’s attention;
  • Provide information and guidance to staff at all levels within the organizational unit; ensure understanding of intent and deadlines;
  • Organize high-level meetings, finalize agendas and invitations, ensure the production and distribution of documentation, take notes and prepare minutes, and follow up on required actions;
  • Organize and coordinate the work performed by other office support staff; coordinate activities across the RM unit and the program, including issues, deadlines and other requests;
  • Establish internal procedures and tracking systems for correspondence and documents; verify that work is done in accordance with corporate standards; monitor work progress;
  • Respond to written inquiries and draft responses to non-routine questions; coordinate responses to sensitive enquiries on behalf of the supervisor;
  • Follow up on the preparation of reports, correspondence, briefing notes and other documents; review documents and make changes to their format or style in accordance with standard practices; conduct research and prepare briefing materials for the supervisor;
  • Coordinate, monitor and process administrative actions (human resources, contracts, procurement, accounting, finance, logistics) in IOM’s electronic systems;
  • Evaluate ongoing support requirements of the office, adapt service provision to meet changing needs and solve operational problems as required;
  • Assist in the monitoring of budget versus actual financials for the operational activities of the Regional Office or Country Office;
  • Review validity checks on monthly payroll projectization results of the Regional Office or Country Office;
  • Validate that all Travel Authorizations are duly completed before staff are authorized to travel and validate that all TA-s and expense claims are duly completed and all supporting documents are attached prior to dispatch for computation and reimbursement;
  • Liaise with the Regional Offices, Country Offices, MAC and PAC with regard to the financial and administrative activities as required
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience


• University degree in Accounting, Commerce, Business Administration with four years of

relevant professional experience; or

High school diploma with six years of relevant professional experience


• Experience in financial administration including financial management, accounting,

budgeting and audit;

• Experience in human resources, procurement and logistics;

• Experience using an Enterprise Resource Planning system; and,


• High level of computer literacy, good knowledge of MS Office, in particular in Excel;

• Excellent oral and written communication skills;

• Ability to work with national and international institutions;

• Ability to prepare clear and concise report;

• Demonstrated ability to and exercise sound judgment;

• Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) an advantage; and,

• Knowledge of SAP highly desirable


Fluency in Spanish (oral and written)

Working knowledge of English and advantage

Required Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

How to apply:


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

How to apply:

Interested candidates ae invited to submit their applications via e-mail to: , by January 14th, 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.