UN Jobs – Property Control and Inventory Assistant – United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

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UN Jobs – Property Control and Inventory Assistant – United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Job Title:            Property Control and Inventory Assistant

Organization: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

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Job Opening Number: ESB/TJO/PCIA/01/09-2020

Grade: GL-5

Reports to: Head of Premises

About UN MONUSCO:

Following the signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999 between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and five regional States (Angola, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe) in July 1999, the Security Council established the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by its resolution 1279 of 30 November 1999, initially to plan for the observation of the ceasefire and disengagement of forces and maintain liaison with all parties to the Ceasefire Agreement. Later in a series of resolutions, the Council expanded the mandate of MONUC to the supervision of the implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement and assigned multiple related additional tasks.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Property Control and Inventory Assistant – Liaison Cell will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Conducts physical inspections and quality control of mission United Nations Property to ensure that all items are accounted for and in serviceable condition.
  • Prepares and submits Receiving and Inspection (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 records in Damage Discrepancy Reports (DDR), posted on the system and presented to the R&I Supervisor and Procurement for immediate action.
  • Reviews Goods’ Receipts reports in Umoja and R&I Reports in the electronic inventory management system.
  • Maintains on a daily basis accurate and auditable property records in the electronic inventory management system for property control and accountability in conformance with administrative instructions, guidelines, manuals and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Updates all physical verification records and data entry in the electronic inventory management system.
  • Assists stakeholders in the application of property management policies and procedures to meet organizational standards and goals set up in the department of Operational Support (DOS) Directives, Logistics Support Division (LSD) Guidelines and Mission’s SOPs.
  • Assists in monitoring the execution of contracts for the disposal of property and supplies, including all types of waste material.
  • Assists Self Accounting Units (SAUs) in preparation of equipment write-offs and processing of write-off cases through relevant property survey boards.
  • Produces Business Object reports on monthly basis and when requested by supervisor.
  • Assists in drafting statements of requirements for contracts and services for disposal.
  • Interacts with other property management stakeholders and providers of services, in particular SAUs, Procurement Section, Joint Logistics Operations Center and Local Property Survey Boards, as appropriate.
  • Prepares, processes and follows-up on administrative arrangements and forms related to the official travel of staff.
  • Maintains files of rules, regulations, administrative instructions and other related documentation.
  • Drafts routine Note Verbales (NV) and/or diplomatic documents, submission, follow up with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and receipt of response/documents on duty free clearance and transfer of ownerships of vehicles, allocation/cancellations of red number plates for all ESB and tenants.
  • Prepare NV to the Embassies requesting for visa for staff travelling on official duties, attestation letter in case of non-representation of Embassies in Uganda, cancellations of Passports for Human Remains repatriation, legal issues (investigation cases) and for sale/destruction of UN used properties.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) Property Control and Inventory Assistant job opportunity should hold a  High school diploma or equivalent. Required.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in property and inventory management, accounting, administrative services, protocol support or other related fields is required. Three (3) year of first-hand experience in logistics administrative and protocol support in the UN system, Embassies or High Commissions is desirable.
  • Experience working in the UN Peacekeeping environment is desirable.
  • Previous experience in drafting diplomatic documents is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency in oral and written English is required.

Competencies:

  • Professionalism: Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., inventory accounting practices, budget/work programme, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to maintain focus and accuracy for sustained periods. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. 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.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
  • Technological Awareness: High Expertise in Information Technology and its application to business practices and procedures, relevant to property management and distribution control and inventory. Excellent knowledge of methodologies for database management and analysis is essential.

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:

Please note that failure to comply with the below will render your application invalid for this process.

  • Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications with cover letter together with the attached United Nations Personal History form (P-11) only.
  • For the online Personal History Profile (visit https://inspira.un.org to generate a PHP)
  • All applications MUST indicate the MONUSCO Job Opening number for which they are applying, on the subject line in the e-mail. e.g. ESB/TJO/PCIA/01/09-2020
  • All applicants MUST indicate the telephone number and email address with location. Applications without telephone number and the email address with location WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  • Applications received after the deadline will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  • ONLY successful applicants will be contacted for WRITTEN SUBSTANTIVE and COMPETENCY BASED ASSESSMENTS TEST.
  • In line with the UN policy on gender balance, FEMALE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Email details to: monusco-hrs-recruitment@un.org

NB: Please enter the reference of the job opening in the subject line of your e-mail (Check top of advert for job opening number). Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications will render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted based on the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission.

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Deadline: 25th September 2020

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