Job Opening

Posting Title: Chief, Enabling and Outreach Service, D1
Job Code Title: CHIEF OF SERVICE, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Department/Office: Department of Operational Support
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 18 February 2019 - 03 April 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Logistics and Supply Chain-DOS-109035-R-New York (G)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Enabling and Outreach Service within the Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM) in the Department of Operational Support (DOS). OSCM encompasses the Logistics Division, the Procurement Division, the Uniformed Capabilities Support Division, Aviation Safety Section and the Enabling Service. The latter will support operations through the provision of operational reporting, business intelligence, vendor outreach and performance management, as well as through the establishment of baselines and the monitoring of key performance indicators.

In line with the Secretary-General's management reform report effective 01 January 2019, DOS was established to focus on operations, services, transactions and surge support to entities in weak environments. It will provide end-to-end operational support advisory services and other solutions to operating entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices-away-from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions.

The Chief of Service reports to the Assistant Secretary-General, Office of Supply Chain Management (ASG, OSCM).

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, and under the supervision and guidance of the Assistant Secretary-General, Office of Supply Chain Management, the Chief of Enabling and Outreach Service will be responsible for the following duties:

• Formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the Service under his/her supervision. Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Service; ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Office, Department, across the global Secretariat and with other organizations of the United Nations System, as appropriate.
• Leads, supervises and carries out the work programme of the Service under his/her responsibility. Co-ordinates the development and maintenance of the supply chain performance management framework and associated metrics and key performance indicators; provides business intelligence inputs to support operational reporting and continuous improvement of client service; keeps current with latest and innovative practices.
• Fosters and strengthens relationships with current and potential vendors through strategies to promote outreach and registration of qualified providers from a wide geographical base, particularly from developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
• Coordinates and oversees the preparation of relevant inputs to reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, Fifth Committee, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate.
• Leads vendor outreach activities related to the UN’s acquisition process.
• Reports the supply chain performance analysis to senior management and intergovernmental bodies including on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/ substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.
• Ensures that the outputs produced by the Service are of high-quality, that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data.
• Assists the ASG OSCM in preparing the work programme of the Service, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery.
• Undertakes or oversees the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Service, including preparation of budgets, reporting on budget/programme performance, evaluation of staff performance, interviews of candidates for job openings, evaluation of candidates and preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting.
• Recruits staff, taking due account of geographical balance.
• Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision.
• Fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the Service and across organizational boundaries.
• Plays a lead role in driving change and actively fostering innovation in the area of supply chain management throughout the UN system; represents the Organization in meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive issues related to operational support.
• Manages activities related to the United Nations Global Marketplace and initiatives to support a single vendor database.
• Provides programmatic/substantive expertise on supply chain management and associated performance management framework, and holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions including at inter-agency level.

Competencies

CORE COMPETENCIES:

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the substantive field of work in the areas of logistics, procurement and/or supply chain operations, procedures and practices. Ability to develop a performance management framework and lead vendor outreach activities related to the UN’s acquisition process. Knowledge of operational processes and applicable policies and guidelines related to logistics and/or procurement as part of the supply chain. Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

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.

MANAGERIAL COMPETENCIES:

EMPOWERING OTHERS: Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work. Encourages others to set challenging goals. Holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility. Genuinely values all staff members' input and expertise. Shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort. Involves others when making decisions that affect them.

JUDGMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, supply chain management, logistics, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in supply chain management, purchasing and/or procurement is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in supply chain management, administration, logistics, financial management, budget or related field is required. At least five years of managerial experience in the areas of procurement, logistics or supply chain management is required. Experience in making presentations to senior management, member states/external stakeholders and suppliers is desirable. Experience in providing large scale procurement, logistics and supply chain support services to, or in, a complex, volatile, conflict or post-conflict environment is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Staff members appointed to the current position are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon assignment or appointment and annually thereafter.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2018, are strongly encouraged to apply:

Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

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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.

No Fee

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