Job Opening

Posting Title: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT OFFICER, FS6
Job Code Title: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan
Duty Station: KHARTOUM
Posting Period: 22 September 2021 - 21 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Property and Asset Management-UNITAMS-164560-R-Khartoum (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human rights, and sustainable peace; support peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in particular in Blue Nile and South Kordofan (the Two Areas) and Darfur; and support the mobilization of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance.

The position is based in Khartoum and is located in the Service Delivery/Supply Chain Section. Within the delegated authority, the incumbent will report to the Chief Service Delivery/Supply Chain Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Property Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Provide advice to the CMS and Chief of the Section on all matters related to the policy and procedures governing the management of the United Nations Property including Real Estates Assets; Contribute to the development of mission-specific standing operating procedures (SOPs) and other guideline materials based on the United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules, Property Management Manual, IPSAS Policy Framework, Strategic Guidance and Performance Management Framework; Act as the focal point for the Missions' property management issues pertaining to control and reporting on assets including Real Estates.
•Plans the property management support operations, monitors progress through statistical analysis of database records and monthly progress reports for the Unit;
•Monitors ongoing operations of the Unit, undertaking regular site visits of field mission offices and carries out physical inspections and verification of UN property;
• Liaises with the Self Accounting Units, Procurement Unit and Movement Control Unit at the mission on matter related to Inventory Control, Receiving and Inspection as well as Disposal activities of UN Property;
•Plans and supervises proper disposal of hazardous waste, of written-off property and of some commodities representing a risk to the environment, in order to avoid any pollution or contamination;
•Responsible for the maintenance of accurate and auditable records, in both hard and electronic format, for accountability of UN Property at the mission in conformance with Administrative Instructions, DOS/DMSPC guidelines and mission Property Management standard operating procedures;
• Ensures proper utilization and enhancement, as required, of the established business intelligence and management tools to monitor and evaluate the overall progresses of UNITAMS’ property management;
• Processes all incoming shipments through Umoja and prepares Receiving and Inspection reports in Umoja System;
• Monitors the Umoja System, ensuring anomalies are identified in Discrepancy Reports and addressed immediately;
•Prepares periodic performance reports in line with the DOS/DMSPC quarterly reporting regime, review and ensure accuracy of data;
• Prepares accurate and auditable statistical reports for management in missions and DOS and drafts correspondence, as required;
•Drafts Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and flow charts relating to all aspects of Property Management activities within the context of the overall mandate of the Unit, including terms of reference and job descriptions for the Staff in the Unit;
• Identifies issues and implements solutions to problematic areas related to Property Management
• Ensures proper maintenance of the fixed assets register by recording information related to fixed assets, ensures accuracy and integrity of property records;
•Ensures accurate tracking of existing fixed assets, implements and monitors the periodic physical verification process;
•Prepares and verifies periodic IPSAS financial reports on PP&E , Inventory and Real Estates Assets (year-end reports, monthly reports), ensures timely submission as per the DMSPC Guidelines
•Provide guidance to the relevant Self Accounting Units on the impairment reviews for the mission’s property;
•Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Shows pride in work and 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; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Planning & Organizing
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; -Uses time efficiently.

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

Managing Performance
Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

Education

High School Diploma (or equivalent) is required. Technical or vocational certificate in at least one of the following areas is desirable: logistics, supply chain management, business administration and procurement.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in supply chain management, logistics, procurement, administration or related area is required.
Experience in providing logistics and supply chain services in a conflict or post conflict environment is desirable.
Experience with MRP (Materials Requirements Planning) and/or ERP (Enterprise resource planning), e.g. SAP ECC (ERP Central Component) or SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) or similar in support of scheduling, procurement, and/or logistics processes is desirable.
The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for candidates who possess a first level university degree.

Languages

French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

The United Nations Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions, and other field operations.

The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the FS6 Property Management Officer roster. The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) within 14 days of the conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for field mission vacancies open only to roster members. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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