LOGISTICS OFFICER – UNISFA
|Organization||United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei|
|Posting Title:||LOGISTICS OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei|
|Posting Period:||06 October 2022 – 04 November 2022|
|Job Opening Number:||22-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNISFA-191785-R-Abyei (M)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Supply Chain Management Section of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Abyei. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Section, Supply Chain Management.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Section, Supply Chain Management, the Logistics Officer is responsible for organizing and executing logistics support within the unit. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
• Prepares drafts of various, complex logistics plans, coordinate, monitor and report on execution of plans.
• Develops contingency plans for drawdown and liquidation of missions.
• Prepares drafts of mission specific Standard Operating Procedures and submits to his/her supervisor for review.
• Prepares draft budget requirements for planned or new missions and submits to supervisor for review.
• Manages logistics operations including management of logistics assets, material, contracts, and personnel.
• Ensures timely , accountable and cost-effective delivery of cargo and personnel.
• Coordinates and provides logistics support to ongoing operations in the mission.
• Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
• Participates in technical survey for missions and verification missions to troop contributing countries.
• Identifies requirements and shortfalls within the unit and submits to supervisor for logistics plans and manages specific logistics operations.
• Keeps required records of logistics activities and level of essential supplies.
• Coordinates logistics activities with procurement, finance, human resources, and other sections. Follows up on legal and financial aspects of the logistic support.
• Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
• Coordinates logistics operations with other UN agencies, and other organizations.
• Ensures that supervised staff are adequately trained, cross trained; identifies additional training needs to achieve high working standards.
• Guides and supervises new/junior staff.
• Performs other related duties as required.
PROFESSIONALISM: 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.
TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
PLANNING AND 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.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
Sound knowledge of/training in international logistics operations and supply chain management is desirable.
A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience of practical field logistics operations is required. The number of years of work experience is reduced to (5) with first-level degree (Bachelor’s or higher degree).
A minimum of five (5) years’ experience obtained while working in a peacekeeping operation, including coordination with Military, Police and civilian entities is required.
Experience in Supply Chain Management operations in an international environment is required.
Thorough knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications and ability to maintain databases and generate reports is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
This post is funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Rostered candidates are welcome to apply.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance in its staff, as per the Secretary General´s Gender Parity Strategy. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. #United_for_Gender_Parity
The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural, and ethnic background, or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
United Nations Considerations
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