United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Property Management Officer - Jobs in Ethiopia

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Property Management Officer - Jobs in Ethiopia

Org. Setting and Reporting
The Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.

The mission will be guided by ECA's five strategic directions which are: advancing ECA' s position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent's problems and take local solutions to the continent; developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation.

This position is located in the Property Management Unit, Supply Chain Management Section, Office of the Director, Division of Administration (DoA) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Property Management Officer works under the direct supervision of the Chief of Supply Chain Management section and the overall directive of the Director of Division of Administrative.

Within delegated authority and under the overall supervision of the Chief, Supply Chain Management Section, the Property Management Officer will 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 and regular site visits to the warehouses and other storage locations, including physical inspections and verification of UNECA property;
• Responsible for the overall reporting, including periodic physical verification of and disposal of assets held at the SROs;
• Assist with the analysis and monitoring of the effectiveness and execution of asset control procedures in ECA and its Sub-Regional offices (SROs) to ensure compliance with the Financial Regulations and Rules of the United Nations;
• Liaises with the Self Accounting Units, Procurement Section and Security and Safety Section at ECA on matters related to Inventory Control, Receiving and Inspection as well as Disposal activities of UNECA Property;
• Plans regularly 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;
• Ensures timely and effective acquisition planning for corporate goods and services, whose acquisition has been centralized within SCMS (furniture, office equipment, commercial services, catering etc.), including the contract management of any resulting long-term contracts/agreements;
• Manage the contracts of commercial services on the compound.
• Oversees the maintenance of accurate and auditable records, in both hard and electronic format, for accountability of UN Property at ECA in conformity with Administrative Instructions, Logistics Division (LD)/Department of Operational Support (DOS) guidelines and ECA Property Management standard operating procedures;
• Align the Unit’s priorities with the Strategic Guidance and Performance Management Framework on the Management of Property issued by Global Asset Management Policy Service (GAMPS);
• Ensures proper utilization and enhancement, as required, of the established business intelligence and management tools to monitor and evaluate the overall progress of UNECA’s property management activities;
• Formulate user requirements for IT systems in support of materials management and supply chain activities (link between Acquisition Plan and Warehousing activities), including contributing to the development of ECA-specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), dashboards, Business Intelligence reports and ensure integrated and automatic reporting solutions;
• Oversees the incoming shipments and ensures they are processed through Umoja and ensure timely preparation of Receiving and Inspection reports in Umoja;
• Monitors UNECA inventory, ensuring that anomalies are identified in discrepancy reports and addressed immediately;
• Oversees the preparation of periodic performance reports in line with the Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM/DOS) quarterly performance report, reviews and ensures accuracy of data entered in Umoja;
• Prepares accurate and auditable statistical reports for management and the LD/DOS and draft correspondence, as required;
• Oversees the compilation and drafting of relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 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 capitalized and non-capitalized fixed assets by recording information related to Property, Plant & Equipment (PPE), ensures accuracy and integrity of property records in accordance with the IPSAS Policy Framework and related policies and procedures;
• Ensures accurate tracking of existing PP&E assets, implements and monitors the periodic physical verification process;
• In collaboration with the Budget & Finance Section, prepares and verifies periodic IPSAS financial reports on PP&E and Inventory (year-end reports, monthly reports), including reconciliation of discrepancies, and ensures timely submission as per OSCM Guidelines;
• Ensures timely response/implementation of audit queries and/or recommendations related to property management; that an effective support organization for the inventory management system and internal controls for UNECA property is sustained;
• Act as the administrative officer for the section.
• Performs other duties as required.

Ability to manage a diverse range of property management services; analytical capacity and proven business process management and project development skills; 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.

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.

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 efficiently.

An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in business administration, logistics management, supply chain management or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in property
    management, property control, logistics, supply chain management or related area required.

  • Experience in utilizing an ERP system for asset management and reporting is required.

  • Experience working in property management in an international organization is required.

  • Experience in property management performance monitoring and reporting is required.

  • Experience in IPSAS accounting is desirable .

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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

    How to Apply
    For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Property Management Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

    Find daily jobs in Ethiopia. Jobs - Ethiopia jobs. Search our career portal & find the latest Ethiopian job positions, career opportunities & jobs in Ethiopia.

    Jobs in Ethiopia - banking jobs, IT jobs, accounting jobs, NGO jobs, business administration, ICT, UN jobs, procurement jobs, education jobs, hospital jobs, human resources jobs, engineering, teaching jobs, and other careers in Ethiopia.

    Find your dream job from 1000s of vacancies in Ethiopia posted and updated daily - click here!

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Best African Jobs.