Job Description

  Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters Duty Stations.

Description of task Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Administrative Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer, Compound Manager will:
  • Establish an efficient system of allocating accommodation to staff and visitors by managing the reservation booking, reception and payment arrangements.
  • Review policies, procedures and fees on accommodation arrangements and payments and ensure that these are all understood by staff, missions and guests.
  • Ensure that the accommodation, including laundry and all lodging facilities are maintained to acceptable standards and kept clean on daily basis, replaced or repaired.
  • Manage and supervise bookkeeping and keeping of accounts for cash-paying staff and guests and maintain them for audit purposes in close Coordination with finance staff.
  • Oversee all compound activities and movements in close coordination with Security unit and supervise the attendance and work of ground staff, review their functions and contracts, and prepare their performance appraisals
  • Organize special events for rest and recreation of staff and guests
  • Deal with specific requests from staff and guests, i.e. food preferences on medical grounds, internet access, cooking stoves and kitchens, refrigerators, DSTV, etc.
  • In collaboration with Security unit, ensure that Emergency equipment such as fire extinguishers, emergency alarm and emergency medical kits are updated and accessible to all guests and visitors.
  • Develop landscape and maintain general cleanliness and lighting of pathways in the compound including proper waste disposals, backfilling of used latrines, emptying septic tanks, demolition of dilapidated structures and spraying of mosquitoes and insects, clean maintenance of slaughter slabs and repairs of kitchen
  • Manage the catering arrangements for the office, overseeing the procurement, supervision of kitchen staff and cafeteria services, transport, storage, and preparation of food to ensure that standards of food and staff hygiene and meals are maintained as high as possible.
  • Supervise the Genset technician to ensure un-interrupted power supply in the compound.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments: Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Hotel/Hospitality Management studies’ Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
  • Candidate should have 2 years’ experience in the Hotel and Catering industry as a manager with experience in catering and hotel services
  • Prior knowledge of UNHCR operations and conditions would be an asset. Professional experience of the hotel industry would be essential.
  • Capacity to work in a hardship and isolated location.
  • Ability to find solution in creative ways with limited resources.
  • Excellent public and human relations
  • Excellent team player
  • Character and background reference.
  • Client and result oriented
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Hospitality, General business management Area of expertise details: Candidate expertise should include Hospitality Management,Business Management.

Driving license: No Competencies values: Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams  
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