INTERN - Property and Asset Management [Temporary]
- Organization: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
- Location: Amman
- Grade: Internship - Internship
- Operations and Administrations
- Banking and Finance
- Supply Chain
- Closing Date: 2023-06-03
Org. Setting and Reporting
If you are passionate about Procurement, Logistics, Fleet Management, Property Management
and Warehouse Management and other related topics, in support of making a lasting
difference for Palestine refugees, an internship with UNRWA will give you the opportunity to
work on the provision of advice, training and assistance on matters and policies relating to
UNRWA's mandate and areas of operation within the Central Support Services Division, in
UNRWA human development and humanitarian services encompass primary and vocational
education, primary health care, relief and social services, infrastructure and camp
improvement, microfinance and emergency response, including in situations of armed
The mandate of the Central Support Services Division (CSSD) is to ensure continued
efficient, effective and high-quality support for substantive programmes in Headquarters and
Field Offices in the areas of procurement, travel management, and other general
administrative services. CSSD is composed of 70 staff members.
Provide support to the development, re-design and/or the update of Policies (directives, manuals, SOPs, guidelines, instructions) related to Property and Asset Management, in consultation with internal and external stakeholders and taking into account the specificities of UNRWA’s operations on the ground.
Assist and contribute to the drafting and preparation of periodical and ad hoc statistical reports, presentations for agency-wide activities related to Property and Asset Management aiming at enhancing efficiency and compliance.
Provide direct assistance and contribution to presentations, accuracy, completeness, and correctness of data available in information systems, platforms and tools used by UNRWA (HQ and field offices) to manage activities related to Property and Asset Management. Provide support using the different asset management systems and software in place, contribute to data cleansing initiatives.
Support compliance reviews and due diligence checks and verifications, using different tools and processes, in line with the applicable rules and regulations.
Assist with periodic reviews of assets and property data to ensure compliance and monitoring. Carry out spot checks on assets, in line with the established KPIs and monitoring mechanisms.
Assist with operational asset management: asset receiving and inspection, asset tagging, asset physical verification, asset disposal procedures - in HQ and in support to the field offices.
Assist the preparation of periodic and ad-hoc reports as well as technical reports and provides final statistical data after conducting the required analysis and verification.
Assist the drafting and preparation of a variety of Property and Asset Management related documents, contracts, communications, guidelines, instructions, etc.
Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s).
Applicants must be students enrolled in, or have recently completed (i.e. commence internship
within one year of graduation date), either a graduate school programme (i.e. second
university degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or the final academic year of a first
university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent), with major area of
study in economics, business administration, supply chain, logistics, international trade or
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme.
Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations
during your internship.
Specialization in Asset Management, Logistics, Administration and Supply Chain and other related areas is Desirable.
Experience in a professional office environment is an asset is Desirable.
Interns are not financially remunerated by the UNRWA. Costs and arrangements for travel,
visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the
internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and
access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship
remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
•Degree Programme (What are you currently studying? Include any relevant course work
•Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
•Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship, including any relevant
internship or other experience.
•Explain your interest in the UNRWA Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work and academic
experiences, and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be
Only those applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
UNRWA staff and complementary personnel are expected to uphold the highest standards of
integrity, neutrality and impartiality at all times. This includes respect for and commitment to
human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only
persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for
UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from
both women and men. UNRWA encourages applications from qualified women.
UNRWA will not be responsible for the costs of travel, visa, accommodation, or any other
costs related to the placement. All costs connected with an intern's participation must be borne
by the intern, including arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas,
accommodation, etc., as applicable. Interns will be solely responsible to secure visas, where
necessary. In principle, applicants should be able to travel in the Agency's area of operations
in the Middle East.
At the stage of acceptance of an internship placement, interns must prove to the satisfaction of
UNRWA that they have adequate medical and accident insurance coverage prior to
commencing the placement.
Intern placements shall not constitute employment by UNRWA. Interns are considered to be
complementary personnel with non-staff status. The purpose of the internship program is not
to lead to further employment with UNRWA but to complement an intern's studies.
Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. Interns
are eligible to apply as external candidates for UNRWA staff vacancies in accordance with
normal selection procedures.
UNRWA is a non-smoking environment.
United Nations Considerations
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.
At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA 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. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.
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.
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