United Nations Office at Nairobi Senior Property Control and Inventory Assistant Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Office at Nairobi Senior Property Control and Inventory Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Posting Title: Senior Property Control and Inventory Assistant, G7

Job Code Title: Senior Property Control and Inventory Assistant

Department/Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi

Duty Station: Nairobi

Posting Period: 12 September 2022 - 26 October 2022

Job Opening Number: 22-Property and Asset Management-UNON-188872-R-Nairobi (R)

Staffing Exercise: N/A

The incumber will report to and support the Chief, PMU in the overall running of the Unit.

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


  • Assist the Chief Property Management Unit (PMU) in exercising supervisory control over the functions carried out within PMU

  • Coordinate day-to-day operations of the Unit

  • Provide assistance in the analysis of the effectiveness of asset/equipment control procedures in UNON

  • Ensure that accurate and auditable records, in both hard and electronic format, are maintained for property control and accountability in conformance with Secretariat Administrative Instructions, Property Management Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures;

  • Monitor accuracy of PMU statistics maintained in Umoja, ensuring anomalies are identified and addressed immediately;

  • Identify issues and propose solutions to problematic areas of the asset control process;

  • Act as focal point of the equipment data for UNON, UNEP and UN Habitat;

  • Plan and coordinate the assets/equipment verification program within UNON, UNEP and UN Habitat offices in Nairobi and liaise with the Departments/Offices to facilitate implementation of the verification program;

  • Maintain and update information collected during physical inspection in Umoja

  • Review compilation of inventory discrepancies, prepare discrepancy reports, advise relevant substantive office and monitor that the associated reconciliation process is conducted by the equipment focal point;

  • Provide support and assist in the certification, acceptance/rejection of Receipt and Inspection/Discrepancy reports for all goods availed of through vendor(s) or contractor(s), under local and international contracts;

  • Supervise the overall receipt and inspection of goods on a daily basis;

  • Take responsibility for maintenance of accurate and comprehensive Receiving and Inspection (R&I) physical inspections and relevant data entry into Umoja as well as and the manual and electronic R&I registers.

  • Perform quality control monitoring on physical inspections conducted by R&I staff;

  • Coordination with relevant substantive offices to ensure that goods received and inspected are in accordance with the requested specifications;

  • Review and verify delivery documentation and through Procurement Section liaise with vendors on discrepancies;

  • Solve problems related to shortages, damages and missing equipment.

  • Ensure that serialized equipment received are bar coded according to UN procedures;

  • Liaise with all substantive offices to receive and dispose of written-off items as per the recommendations of the Director, Division of Administrative Services and the Local Property Survey Board (LPSB)

  • Act as a secretary to the Local Property Survey Board;

  • Maintain the LPSB archives system;

  • Initiate the timely submission of insurance claims to the insurance representative

  • Prepare correspondences to insurance companies and act as focal point for all matters related to insurance for Property Plant and Equipment.

  • Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.

  • Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.

  • Perform other duties as required.



    Knowledge of Inventory,
    Receiving and Inspection, Disposal and Insurance management techniques and practices, proven analytical skills and ability to research and analyze data; The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making.

    Planning and Organizing:

    Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.

    Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required.


    Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards.


  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplemental training in in property control and inventory or related field is desirable.

  • Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat.

    Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

    The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in property management, logistics management, asset management, inventory control and management, supply chain management or related field is required.

  • Experience working with IPSAS, database administration, international operations and the UN enterprise resource planning system is required.

  • Experience working in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (SAP/UMOJA), SAP Business Intelligence (BI), Power Bl is required.

  • Experience supporting more than one entity or multiple clients simultaneously is required.

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

  • Five (5) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

    For this position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

    Note: "Fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and " Knowledge of" equals a rating of " confident" in two of the four areas

    Special Notice

    Appointment against this post is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.

    All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country.

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