UNOPS Ethiopia Vacancy | Administration Officer

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations. 

With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

UNOPS ETMCO is recruiting for this position: Administration Officer (Protocol) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Position: Administration Officer – (Protocol)

Education/Experience/Language requirements:

  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent), preferably in Business Administration, Public Administration, Law, International Relations, Communication, or another relevant discipline, is required.
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Law, International Relations, Communication, or another relevant discipline will be considered a strong asset.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience working in positions such as liaison, communication, public relations, legal services, etc., is required.
  • Experience dealing with government authorities, ministries, various offices, and other important stakeholders is desired.
  • Experience dealing with government ministries, authorities, or other relevant offices in processing agreements and other official documents would be considered an asset.
  • Experience in custom clearance formalities is an advantage.
  • Experience working in international organizations would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Google Suite applications is desirable.
  • Having a valid driving license is desirable.
  • Fluency in writing, reading, and oral English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN working language is desirable.


  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Application Deadline: 26-May-2024

How to Apply:

Candidates who fulfil the above requirements can Apply Online:

Qualified females and candidates from underrepresented groups in UNOPS are highly encouraged to apply.

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