Job Opening

Posting Title: Chief of Section, Life Support Section, P5
Job Code Title: CHIEF OF SECTION, SUPPLY
Department/Office: United Nations Support Office in Somalia
Duty Station: MOGADISCIO
Posting Period: 24 January 2019 - 07 February 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNSOS-110228-F-Mogadishu (M)
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 Service Delivery Pillar of the United Nation Support Office of Somalia, in Mogadishu. The Chief Supply Officer reports to the Chief Service Delivery Management.
The Chief of Section, Supply Officer manages overall operations and logistical support to all mission components by planning , coordinating and delivering of supply services including management of staff and budgetary resources.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Chief of Section, Supply will be responsible for the following duties:
• Manages day to day operations of the Life Support Section, by coordinating and supervising the work of the General Supply Unit, Rations Unit, Contracts Management Unit and Fuel Unit .
• Formulates and oversees supply support and supplies required by the field mission.
• Coordinates between senior management at Mission, UNHQ, and as applicable, UN Agencies, Programmes and Funds to establish priorities and develop comprehensive supply support plans for the list of a mission.
• Manages overall Supply Section input into the acquisition process, e.g., budget formulation, acquisition planning,
development of scope of work, specifications, requisitions, participation in technical evaluations, submissions to Local Committee Contracts (LCC).
• Develops and recommends mission supply operations Results Based Budgeting (RBB) and detailed budget submissions, incorporating all requirements of the various supply clients, ensuring that funds proposed are adequate to meet support services and supply needs.
• Monitors high value expenditures and approves requisitions for provision, acquisition, and contracting of services and acquisition of equipment and supplies.
• Initiates and oversees periodic reviews of policies, practices and directives to ensure best practices in supply issues, standards and procedures.
• Liaises with the Mission Contract Compliance Management Section in the resolution of contractual implementation disputes.
• Develops Life Support Section business plans and monitors the implementation of individual work plans.
• Develops, trains, and monitors performance of personnel within the section. Interviews/evaluates candidates for job openings. Provides technical expertise as required.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of the substantive field of work in the areas of Supply Management. 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. Ability to apply discretion and sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve complex and/or sensitive issues. Knowledge of Supply operations, procedures and practices. Knowledge of demand planning and its implementation. Knowledge of project management. Ability to develop and apply Supply Management procedures and programs. Ability to provide professional technical advice in a broad range of Supply Management areas. Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to Supply Management. Excellent negotiating and leadership skills. 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; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

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.

Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; Empowers others to translate vision into results; Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; Drives for change and improvement, does not accept the status quo; Shows the courage to take unpopular stands.

Judgement/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) in business administration, Supply Chain Management, public administration, law, engineering or related field. A first-level university degree in combination of professional certification, and extensive experience in project/contract management, and management or related areas may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in the development, planning, management and support of international commercial operations, military or field missions. Experience in managing logistics supply operations in an international military supply operation is essential. Experience in managing major projects and procurement or global service contract(s) desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of the other is desirable.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

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.

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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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No Fee

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