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Department/Office: United Nations Support Office in Somalia
Duty Station: MOGADISHU
Posting Period: 30 March 2023 – 13 April 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Property and Asset Management-UNSOS-205144-F-Mogadishu (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Centralized Warehousing Section (CWS) of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). The property Disposal Officer will be based in Mogadishu and reports to Chief Central Warehouse Section.



Within the delegated authority the Property Disposal Officer shall carry out the following functions:

-Supports Chief of Section in administration and control of the Section in his/her capacity as Chief of Unit;
-Plans and organizes the disposal of written-off property, hazardous waste and some commodities representing a risk to the environment and enforces safe and secure practices to avoid any pollution or contamination;
– Plan, organize, and execute the disposal of United Nations property in compliance with hazardous waste produced by the mission, in a proper environmental manner and in compliance with national policies and laws.
-Supervises the execution of disposal agreements ensuring quality control in accordance with the international and local environmental standards;
-Coordinates with Procurement on the preparation of disposal contracts and services for the disposal of property through sale, trade-in, destruction, etc.;
-Drafts statements of work for new property disposal contracts and approves requisitions for contracts and services; Manages property disposal contracts;
-Liaises with Technical Units to receive and dispose the written-off items as per the recommendations of the Director Mission Support (DMS), Local Property Survey Board (LPSB) or Headquarters Property Survey Board (HPSB);
-Oversees the preparation of periodic performance reports in line with the UNHQ and mission’s performance requirements, reviews and ensures accuracy of data; Prepares auditable statistical reports for the management in the mission and UNHQ; Drafts correspondence as required;
-Formulates and evaluates the projects for the Property Disposal Unit;
-Drafts and compiles Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs) and flow charts in the area of property disposal; Maintains accurate property disposal documentation; Manages disposal-related records in Umoja; Identifies solutions to the problematic areas related to property disposal;
-Provides support in the preparation of Preliminary Assets Disposal Plan (PADP) and liquidation activities;
-Prepares and submits proposals for specialized training courses and is responsible for the overall professional development of the property disposal staff;
-Supervises and evaluates performance of property disposal staff;
-Performs other duties as required.


•Professionalism: comprehensive grasp of assets management and accounting practices; 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 & 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.

•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.


High School diploma or equivalent is required.

Job – Specific Qualification

Technical training in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Property Management, Property Disposal, Property Control, Assets Management, Inventory Management, Project Management, or related fields is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant progressively responsible experience in property management, property disposal, property control, asset management is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to 5 years for the candidates who possess a first level university degree.


English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertise fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Somali language is an advantage.


Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This “Recruit from Roster” job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.


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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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