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The United Nations offers a wide range of job opportunities in various fields, including administration, human resources, communication, information technology, finance, logistics, and many more. These jobs are open to candidates from different educational backgrounds and professional experiences.

Dubai is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that attracts people from all over the world. The city offers a high standard of living, a diverse culture, and excellent work-life balance. Working for the United Nations in Dubai provides a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic and multicultural environment.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of another UN language is an asset
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in a relevant field
  • Strong communication, analytical, and teamwork skills
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

Required Documents:

  • Updated CV or resume
  • Cover letter
  • Academic certificates and transcripts
  • Professional references
  • Language proficiency certificate, if applicable

How to Apply:

  1. Visit the UN official website
  2. Select “Job Openings”
  3. Search for available job opportunities in Dubai
  4. Review the job description and requirements carefully
  5. Click on “Apply Now” to start your application
  6. Fill out the online application form and upload your required documents
  7. Submit your application

1) Admin Associate

Hardship Level

A (least hardship)

Family Type


Residential location (if applicable)



Staff Member / Affiliate Type

General Service

ReasonRegular > Regular Assignment

Remote work accepted


Target Start Date


Job Posting End Date

April 25, 2023

Standard Job Description

Administrative Associate Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Administrative Associate is responsible for the office management in assisting the concerned manager in the implementation of general administrative and resource management tasks. The Administrative Associate is normally supervised by a (Senior) Administrative Officer or a National Administrative Officer who defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance.

The incumbent may supervise some support staff. S/he keeps frequent contacts with staff at various levels in the office and occasionally with staff at the same level in other duty stations and/or Headquarters; with local suppliers and/or officials and/or Implementing Partners (IPs) on subject matters which may be of importance to the Organization. All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description.

They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.


Assist the supervisor in the provision of resources (human, material and services) necessary to support the day-to-day activities of the staff in the office.

Assist the supervisor in ensuring the UNHCR Office premises provide a healthy, safe and respectful working environment. Provide administrative support in the areas of finance, administrative and human resources as well as up to date and accurate data and records in MSRP and other systems.

Provide interpretation of administrative rules, regulations and procedures. Perform personnel work including processing of entitlement, issuance of contracts maintenance of various personnel records and files.

Assist in the recruitment of General Service staff for non-specialized work including evaluating candidate applications, administering recruitment exams if applicable, conducting preliminary interviews of candidates; assign General Service staff to meet work requirements.

Collect information and assist in conduct of surveys on local cost of living, daily subsistence allowance criteria, local salaries for office and servicing staff, house rentals.

Brief international personnel on general administrative matters relating to visas, licences, security; provide advice and ensure administrative support as required.

Arrange for and/or attend meetings on day-to-day administrative matters, participate in discussions of new or revised procedures and practices, interpret and assess the impact of changes and make recommendations for follow-up action.

Prepare, on own initiative, correspondence, reports, evaluations and justifications, as required, on general administrative or specialized tasks which may be of a confidential nature within the assigned area of responsibility.

Assist in the preparation of office budgets applicable to staff and servicing costs and maintain necessary budgetary control records.

– In addition to general administration responsibilities, may also supervise directly or indirectly, activities concerned with office and grounds maintenance, security, transport and similar services. – Arrange for requisition of office supplies and equipment and arrange for control of distribution and maintenance of appropriate inventory records.

Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level For G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher Field(s) of Education n/a Certificates and/or Licenses Business Administration, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources or other related fields.; (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience Essential Not specified


Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.

Functional Skills

*IT-Computer Literacy UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures BU-PeopleSoft EPM/Budget SC-UN/UNHCR Procurement Rules and Procedures (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs:

Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs

Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs

Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise. This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile

Operational Context:

PSP MENA operations have been growing steadily since 2014, with income set to reach close to 70M USD in 2023. With this growth comes the responsibility of ensuring a solid behind the scenes support network that can manage the day to day operations necessary to enable the achievement of the aforementioned objective efficiently, and within the rules and regulations of the organization.

The Administrative Associate is responsible for assisting the supervisor, which is the Senior Admin/finance Associate for PSP in the UAE, in the implementation of general administrative and resource management tasks. The incumbent will work independently on regular assignments with an oversight from the supervisor, who will provide general guidance and work plans for identifying priorities and appropriate processes. S/he will support the PSP region/unit in the implementation of a variety of tasks related to finance, admin, HR and procurement and will ensure that all processes are set up efficiently and in line with the existing policies and procedures. Work is monitored to ensure that it meets expectations and adheres to the latest policies and procedures.
The Admin Associate will also assist the supervisor in overall monitoring of expenses as well as with PSP reporting. S/he will report to the Senior Associate and provide advice and assistance on the application and implementation of travel policies and procedures to ensure compliance. The incumbent may directly supervise some support staff.

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):

Desired languages


Operational context

Occupational Safety and Health Considerations: 

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Nature of Position:

Living and Working Conditions: 

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Additional Qualifications

SkillsBU-PeopleSoft EPM/Budget, IT-Computer Literacy, SC-UN/UNHCR Procurement Rules and Procedures, UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules, Regulations and Procedures


Certifications Business Administration – Other, Finance – Other, Human Resources – Other, Office Management – Other

Work Experience

CompetenciesAccountability, Analytical thinking, Change capability & adaptability, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Managing resource, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration

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