Asset and Lease Management Intern

New York City

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

  • Increased understanding of the fixed asset management and accounting processes including the acquisition, capitalization, disposal and transfer of capital assets

  • Learning and understanding office capacity building through training and development.

  • Increased understanding of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards with respect to accounting for property plant and equipment.

  • Learning and understanding the Lease Management key indicators.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the enhancement for the asset management standard operating procedures and forms.

  • Support the asset management training and capacity building by improving of the training materials including PowerPoint presentation slides.

  • Research, document and support the asset management training planning and prepare online training materials.

  • Prepare summary documentation of the asset disposal and donation process including authorization in accordance with the delegated authority.

  • Organize the production of annual and other periodical statistical reports including data.

    gathering, analysis and report writing.

  • Support the development and implementation of new systems for internal controls to ensure compliance of the physical asset verification and lease certifications.

  • Contribute to the development of new asset management tools, systems, policies, manuals, templates, guidelines etc.

  • Contribute to the advancement and maintenance of the asset management content of UN WOMEN’s intranet and data content and dissemination to stakeholders.

  • Support other colleagues, sharing knowledge and expertise with asset management, IPSAS and PP&E accounting and reporting process.

  • Synthesize lessons learnt and best practices in Asset Management and Lease Certifications.

Competencies

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Respect for diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.

  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • The candidate must be a pursuing a degree in Accounting, Finance or other business related subject at the university level.

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

  • Must have computer knowledge and experience in using MS Word, Excel and Power point.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required.

  • Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage.

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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2018-04-13

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