Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
Duty Station: ABYEI
Posting Period: 29 October 2022 - 27 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Property and Asset Management-UNISFA-193848-R-Abyei (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Supply Chain Performance Management Unit of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Abyei. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief Supply Chain Management or their designate.


Within delegated authority, the Property Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provide advice to the Chief of the Section on all matters related to the policy and procedures governing the management of the United Nations Property;
• 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, Directive on Property management and specific guidelines and SOPs from DOS and DMSPC;
• Acts as the focal point for the Mission’s property management issues pertaining to control and reporting on assets.
• Ensure accountability and proper tracking mechanisms to conform to the organizational standards and goals;
• Analyze and monitor the effectiveness of execution of asset control procedures in the field mission;
• Lead the implementation of the annual UN property verification programme;
• Monitor implementation of the key management actions an meeting the organizational targets in the discipline of property management;
• Identify and implement solutions to problematic areas of the asset control process; ensure that an effective support organization for the inventory management system and internal controls for UN property is sustained;
• Act as focal point in Umoja in the area of property, asset management and Supply Chain end to end process ;
• Ensure that the outputs produced by PMU (such as Property Management Performance Reports, IPSAS Financial Reports on P&E and Inventory) maintain high-quality standards and are clear and based on objective data to ensure compliance with UN standards and goals;
• Oversee activities related to reviewing and updating fixed assets register for additions and disposals, accumulate depreciation; closing out accounts at year-end and supporting reconciliation of accounting balance of fixed assets;
• Preparing audit schedules related to fixed assets, preparing financial statements and footnotes, and responding/implementing, as appropriate, in a timely manner auditors queries and/or recommendations; ensure that activities related to maintaining fixed asset register including data entry or import of assets into the fixed asset register and review of supporting documentation are conducted timely and accurately;
• Ensure accuracy and completeness of fixed asset records including reconciliation of discrepancies; undertake analysis for fixed assets on a regular basis and oversee the proper maintenance of financial records in accordance with IPSAS Policy Framework and related policies and procedures.
• Exercise managerial and supervisory control over the execution of functions carried out by the Performance Management Unit; develop work plans of the Unit to ensure that Unit’s goals are met and continuous improvements and efficiencies in the usage of property and materials within the mission are sustained; assess requirements for training of staff, prepare inputs for the Mission’s budget, evaluate staff performance.
• Performs other duties as required.


PROFESSIONALISM: 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. takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas 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.

COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.


Advanced University degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in business administration, supply chain management, logistics management or related field. A first level university degree with 2 additional years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Job - Specific Qualification

Supply Chain Certification (SCOR-P) is required.

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) is required.

Prince2 (foundation and practitioner) certifications are desirable

Work Experience

A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in property management, asset management, and property control is required.

Experience gained in a peacekeeping/field operation is required.

Experience in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), reporting and data gathering, and analysis is required.

Experience in supply chain end to end process analysis is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written ) is required.


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

Special Notice

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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.

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.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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