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Asset and Lease Management Intern

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2018-12-21

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Organizational Context 

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. 

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Descriptions of Functions:

  • Support the enhancement of 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


Core Values and Guiding Principles:


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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage

Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.

Application Information:

UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest;

Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable).

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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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