UN RCO, Administrative assistant, G6

Below is a summary of this Vacancy Notice. Please access the official UN careers webpage for a detailed description and instruction on how to apply. Application is only possible via this webpage. https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=181779

For any questions you may email us at RCO.Moldova@un.org (please do not send CVs)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The UN Secretary-General launched on 1 January 2019 a bold and new global reform which repositioned the UN Development System to deliver more effectively and efficiently with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of this reform, UN Resident Coordinator Offices (UN RCO), under the leadership of an empowered and independent UN Resident Coordinator - the highest-ranking official of the UN Development System and Representative of the UN Secretary-General at country level - support countries in the achievement of their development priorities and the attainment of the SDGs.

The position is located in the UN Resident Coordinator's Office in Chisinau, Moldova. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Head of the Resident Office.

Within delegated authority, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Human Resources Management
  • Budget and Finance
  • General Administration
  • Backstops Executive Associate (EA) when necessary
  • Contract Administration/Procurement


  • Professionalism
  • Planning and organizing
  • Client orientation


High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job Specific Qualifications

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in administrative services, finance, accounting, audit, human resources or related area is required.

Work experience with an Enterprise Resources Planning system, such as Umoja or similar, is desirable.

Work experience with the United Nations or similar international organization is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English, Russian and Romanian is required.

Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment, such as a written test, which will be followed by a competency-based interview by phone or teleconference.

Special Notice

Appointment against this post is on a local basis and is open for an initial period of one year

and may be subject to extension subject to legislative body funding availability.