UN Property Management Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Management Officer
Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number: 18-Property and Asset Management-RSCE-108111-F-Entebbe (M)
Reports to: Chief
Strategic Planning Unit
Job Grade: P3
About RSCE:
The Regional Service
Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance
with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and
regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight
bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy
Implementation Coordination Team, as required.
The Regional Service
Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the
regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’
chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not
create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It
also ensures that staffing for RSC.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Property
Management Officer shall be responsible for the following duties:
  • Plans the property management operations, monitors progress through
    statistical analysis of database records and monthly progress reports for
    the Unit;
  • Monitors ongoing operations of the Unit, the regular site visits of
    field mission offices and physical inspections and verification of UN
  • Liaises with the Self Accounting Units, Procurement Section and
    Movement Control Section at the mission on matter related to Inventory
    Control, Receiving and Inspection as well as Disposal activities of UN
  • 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;
  • Oversees 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, LDS/DFS
    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 the Mission’s property management
  • Oversees the incoming shipments and ensures they are processed
    through Umoja and Receiving and Inspection reports are prepared in both
    Umoja and Galileo Inventory Management System; Monitors the Galileo
    Inventory Management database, ensuring that anomalies are identified in
    Discrepancy Reports and addressed immediately;
  • Oversees the preparation of periodic performance reports in line
    with the LSD quarterly reporting regime, reviews and ensures accuracy of
  • Prepares accurate and auditable statistical reports for management
    in missions and LSD/DFS and draft correspondence, as required;
  • Oversees the compilation and drafting the Standard Operating
    Procedures (SOP) and flow charts relating to all aspects of Property
    Management activities within the context of the overall mandate of the
    Section/Unit, including terms of reference and job descriptions for the
    Staff in the Unit;
  • Identifies issues and implement solutions to problematic areas
    related to Property Management.
  • Oversees the 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, implement and
    monitor the periodic physical verification process; Prepares and verifies
    periodic IPSAS financial reports on PP&E and Inventory (year-end
    reports, monthly reports), ensures timely submission as per the LSD
  • Performs any other duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre
    at Entebbe (RSCE) Property Management Officer job placement should hold an
    advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Business
    Administration, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management or related
    fields. A first-level university degree in combination with two years
    qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in
    property management, property control, and asset management is required.
  • Previous experience in support services and logistics/supply
    management would be an asset.
  • Experience gained in military or UN field operations is desirable.
  • Experience in a shared service centre is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency
    in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
  • Professionalism: Ability
    to manage a diverse range of property management services; Ability to apply
    analytical skills in a wide range of statistics on property management;
    Analytical capacity and proven business process management; Expert
    knowledge of the UN Financial Regulations and Rules; Demonstrated
    expertise in logistics/supply chain management. 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.
  • Planning and 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
  • 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.
NB: The
United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process
(Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations
does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations
Regional Service Centre at Entebbe (RSCE) in the aforementioned capacity should
express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking
Apply Now.
Deadline: 24th December 2018
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