Posting Title: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT, G5
Job Code Title: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
Duty Station: NICOSIA
Posting Period: 04 April 2023 – 03 May 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Property and Asset Management-UNFICYP-205226-R-Nicosia (M)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organisational Setting and ReportingThe position is located in the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, Nicosia. The incumbent will report to the Chief, Supply Chain Management Pillar or to his/her designate
- Conducts physical inspections and quality control of mission United Nations Property to ensure that all items are accounted for and in serviceable condition.
- Interacts with other property management stakeholders and providers of services, in particular Self Accounting Units, Procurement Section, Joint Logistics Operations Center, and Local Property Survey Boards, as appropriate.
- Prepares and submits R&I reports, discrepancy reports, and disposal reports for the unit chief’s approval.
- Identifies anomalies and/or discrepancies and the details thereof, or any other reason for rejection and record in Damage Discrepancy Reports (DDR), posted on the system and presented to R&I supervisor and Procurement for immediate action.
- Reviews Goods Receipts reports in Umoja and R&I Reports in electronic inventory management system.
- Maintains on a daily basis accurate and auditable property records in electronic inventory management system for property control and accountability in conformance with administrative instructions, guidelines, manuals and SOPs.
- Updates all physical verification records and data entry in electronic inventory management system.
- Assist stakeholders in application of property management policies and procedures to meet organizational standards and goals set up in the DFS Directives, LSD Guidelines and mission’s SOPs.
- Produces Business Object reports on monthly basis and when requested by supervisor.
- Assists in drafting statements of requirements for contracts and services for disposal.
- Assists in monitoring the execution of contracts for the disposal of property and supplies, including all types of waste material.
- Assist SAUs in preparation of equipment write-offs and processing of write-off cases through relevant property survey boards.
- Assists in carrying out Board of Survey functions as and when required.
- Prepare statistical analysis and trend analysis on United Nations property.
- Performs other duties, as required.
CompetenciesProfessionalism: Knowledge of inventory management systems. Ability to apply analytical and evaluative skills in property management operations and financial reporting. Ability to conduct research and analyze data. Proficiency in use of computer software applications (spreadsheets, word processing, presentation) as well as report-generating tools such as Business Objects. Knowledge of/familiarity with field missions and the role of property management in support operations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent is required.
Work ExperienceMinimum of five (5) years of responsible experience in the field of property management, inventory control, logistics, procurement or other related fields is required. Experience in international organization is highly is desirable.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special NoticeApplicants in the General Service Category shall meet the relevant employment requirement of the host country (Republic of Cyprus), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. The United Nations Secretariat is committed in achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
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