Administrative Technician - G06 (2 positions available)

Grade: G06
Type of Appointment: Series A - Short Term
Duration of Contract: 12 months
Secretary/Department/Off.: IACHR - Office of Adm. and Inst. Affairs – Administrative Section
Announcement Number: EO/01/23
Duty Station: US - Washington D.C.
Job Family: General Services
Job Category: General Services
Recruitment Type: External
Employment Schedule: Full time
Publication Date: 1/6/23
Closing Date: 1/20/23
# of Openings: 2

  Annual Basic Salary (net of taxes):

Basic Salary: US $55,293

 Annual Post Adjustment (net of taxes):

Post Adjustment: N/A


Duties and responsibilities:

Within the  Administrative Management Section Coordinator:

Administrative Responsibilities:

·        Identify and resolve diverse administrative issues and problem as they arise, and determine appropriate actions.

·        Establish and maintain a document/work assignment tracking system to include: receiving, screening, logging, routing, retrieval, scanning, and follow-up of documents and assignments.

Budget and Finance Responsibilities:

·        Have first-line responsibility for the efficient organization and functioning of budgetary and financial activities for the area of work, including for the implementation of the GS/OAS administrative, budgetary and financial rules and regulations, established procedures and practices.

·        Monitor, follow-up on and analyze budgetary and financial and administrative actions using Oracle, including, but not limited to, obligating funds, ascertaining and certifying the availability of funds for projects, effecting accounting entries to record expenditures and advances, and remitting payment instructions; ensuring the ongoing maintenance of budgetary and financial records regarding donors contributions, grants and projects agreements; developing and implementing mechanisms to monitor the execution of funds, drafting reports in compliance with donor requirements, researching and identifying sources of funds for new projects from external fund budget.

·        Provide the information on budgetary and financial issues, monitoring funds availability and implementation of activities in various projects; and developing cost proposals, researching and summarizing information.

·        Coordinate, prepare and review financial request against regular and external funds, ensuring that request are within budget, obtain clearance and approval, and following-up with other GS/OAS entities as appropriate, as well as originating and reviewing all correspondence involving budgetary and financial matters.

·        Advice staff at all levels in the area of work on administrative, budgetary, and financial matters, and the execution job budgets, providing briefing on “best practices” for the preparation of budgetary and financial request, identifying and meeting projects needs within the established procedures and practices and using the oracle financial system.

·        As assigned and within the delegated authority, review and adapt the budgetary, financial and administrative guidelines and procedures to the specific needs of the area of work, guiding and advising staff at all levels on all aspects of such.

Other responsibilities:

·        Establish and maintain efficient relationships with a broad range of staff at all levels, obtaining background information and documents on HR, budgetary and financial matters and highlighting relevant issues in order for the staff in the area of work to be fully informed.

·        Perform other related duties as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others.


Education & Experience :

Essential: High school or technical/commercial training and 7 years of relevant experience in administrative operations and/or secretarial work OR advanced training and 5 years of relevant experience.

Desirable: Experience in legal or office administration for human rights matters.

Computer Skills: Ability to effectively work using Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other applications such as oracle, Visio, Access, Share point), and software applicable to the area of work.



Essential – Proficient in at least two of the official languages of the OAS (read, write and communicate).  

Desirable – Working knowledge of other two OAS official languages.

Personal Competencies: Client Orientation, Knowledge Sharing, Teamwork, Interpersonal Skills. Ability to clearly communicate in the languages required for the post.

The GS/OAS embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. Thus, the GS/OAS, in accordance with its rules and regulations, is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, achieving a diverse staff, and will take into account a wide geographic representation, as well as gender equity and equality, in the selection of candidates.

Please note that the mandatory retirement age for staff members at the General Secretariat of the OAS is 65.

Upon hiring, the GS/OAS expects all workforce members in Washington, DC to be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines unless there is a medical reason not to do so. When you obtain a vaccination, you will greatly reduce the risk to yourself and those with whom you interact. Vaccines are highly effective and are widely available throughout the Washington, D.C., area.