Division of Administrative Services


The Division of Administrative Services is headed by a Director, who is accountable to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) and, within the established delegation of authority, is also responsible to the Under Secretary-General for Management for ensuring that all regulations, rules and instructions of the Organization pertaining to administrative matters are followed.  ST/SGB/2009/3

The core functions of the Division are as follows:

(a) Advising the Director-General/Executive Directors and senior and line management of UNON, UNEP and UN-Habitat on all administration-related issues and on the interpretation of the regulations and rules of the Organization;

(b) Representing the Director-General on administrative matters in relation to the governing bodies of UNEP and UN-Habitat, United Nations common system inter-agency consultative machinery and intra-Secretariat consultative bodies;

(c) Providing administrative and related support services to UNEP, UN-Habitat, UNON, and other offices of the United Nations entities located in Nairobi;

(d) Assisting the Director-General in negotiations with host-country authorities on all administrative and financial issues relating to the implementation of headquarters agreements;

(e) Managing and controlling all regular budget and extra-budgetary funds of UNON;

(f) Providing financial services to UNEP, UN-Habitat and UNON;

(g) Administering personnel services of UNEP, UN-Habitat and the United Nations Office at Nairobi, including supervising and implementing personnel administration policies in accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules;

(h) Managing support services for the United Nations complex in Nairobi, including building and grounds maintenance, space planning and allocation, travel and transportation, registry and pouch services, inventory control, procurement services, etc.;

(i) Providing communications and electronic support services;



All inquiries related to DAS in general may be channeled through: Email: DDAS@unon.org