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UNICEF is hiring an Executive Associate. APPLY

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.


At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, better future.

Learn about what we do to create a fair chance for every child in Thailand, click here.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, the Executive Associate is accountable for procedural communications, operations and administrative support services, as well as specialized administrative functions, to enhance the smooth running of the supervisor’s day-to day activities, as well as his/her section. Executive Associates also represent the supervisor in initiating, following up on and resolving issues pertaining to administrative requests. 


• On behalf of supervisor, manage incoming and outgoing correspondence, e-mails and telephone calls.

• Communicate sensitive information to higher level managers.

• Provide routine information pertaining to the work of the division/office.

• Draft responses to written inquiries on routine questions.

• Coordinate responses to sensitive inquiries.

• Follow up on established deadlines and ensuring timely submissions by staff of reports, correspondence and other documents.


• Maintain the supervisor’s calendar and arrange meetings.

• Organize official travel on behalf of supervisor.

• Preparing briefing materials for official trips or meetings.

• Prepare documentation for the supervisor’s signature reviewing for style, factual and grammatical accuracy.


• Supports capacity development activities and conferences by making the logistical arrangements, through engaging with facilitators, caterers and hosts.

• Maintains and updates a system which monitors the absence of staff.

• Supports management of administrative supplies, office equipment, and updating the inventory of items.


• Provides support on budget revision/preparation, implementation status, determination position of funding utilization, operational, and financial closure.

• Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.

• Prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation.

• Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.


• Guide managers in the process of PCA/SSAs in line with the policies and guidance issued by FRG, SD and DHR.

• Facilitate the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners that provide a service to the section. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TOR’s in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements.

• Maintain up-to-date vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters.

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

The following minimum requirements are required:


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

Work Experience:

• A minimum of six years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required.

• Three (3) years and an additional two (2) years of experience may be substituted for candidates holding a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, respectively.

• Experience in a similar role within UN system, preferred.


• Training and experience using MS Outlook, TEAMS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Zoom, and other UNICEF software such as SharePoint; knowledge of integrated management information systems required.

• Thorough knowledge of UNICEF’s organizational structure, administrative policies and procedures.

• Organizational, planning and prioritizing skills and abilities.

• Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors.

• High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment.

• Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background.

• Ability to work in a team environment to achieve common goals and to provide guidance to more junior support staff.

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Language Requirements:

• Fluency in English and Thai (both written and spoken) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people (applicable for a supervisory role).

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. We strongly encourage the use of flexible working arrangements. Our offer includes a wide range of benefits to our staff, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. Our contracts, wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as;

  • Annual leave, Family emergency leave, Sick leaves, maternity, paternity, adoption leave, medical and dental insurance, pension.
  • Career support, learning and capacity development, staff wellbeing programme including mental health, breastfeeding policy, flexible work arrangements, family support, and security etc.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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 appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Advertised: 31 May 2024 SE Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 13 Jun 2024 SE Asia Standard Time


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