Job Opening

Posting Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Operational Support
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 13 May 2019 - 26 June 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Logistics and Supply Chain-DOS-115082-R-New York (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Enabling and Outreach Service (EOS) in the Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM) Department of Operational Support (DOS) at the United Nations Headquarters. The Department of Operational Support was established to provide operational advisory services to operating entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices- away-from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions.

The Office of Supply Chain Management encompasses the Logistics Division, the Procurement Division, the Uniformed Capabilities Support Division, Aviation Safety Section and the Enabling and Outreach Service. The latter supports supply chain operations through the provision of operational reporting, business intelligence, supplier diversity and performance management.

The incumbent of this position will report to the Head of Enabling and Outreach Service.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

•Fosters collaborative coordination among all actors, including field missions, service centres, offices away from headquarters, headquarters divisions and services on issues pertaining to development of and compliance with supply chain operational guidance.
•Identifies, collects, assesses, and integrates regulatory compliance requirements into supply chain processes, policies and business rules, and initiates reviews to ensure relevancy and validity of the existing supply chain guidance.
•Maintains repository of all Organizational supply chain operational guidance; ensures personnel are aware of and take steps to comply with relevant rules and regulations; monitors, assesses and develops mitigation strategies for risks associated with non-compliance.
•Provides effective and timely planning, oversight, management and coordination of logistics support operations and projects. Ensures effective and timely provision and coordination of diverse logistics support requirements.
•Integrates and monitors the implementation of logistics support plans at all field missions; supports the establishment of mission specific supply chain operational guidance and provides expert advice on the implementation of integrated supply chain strategies for the field.
•Coordinates field requests for assistance with relevant Departments and permanent missions to the UN.
•Develops policy and procedures documentation for field logistics support; provides substantive inputs to the preparation of position papers and reports to policy-making organs.
•Plans and co-ordinates logistics support to new, sustaining, expanding, contracting and liquidating peacekeeping operations and other field missions and other peacekeeping operations.
•Provides effective management and successful coordination of logistics support activities of multi-national civilian, military and inter-departmental staff.
•Ensures the monitoring of Headquarters and field policy on materials and personnel movement operations.
•Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
•Develops plans and procedures for assessing material, staff, troops and their movements, planning and costing of operational budgets.
•May coordinate and direct a team of staff and/or mentor and supervise the work of new/junior officers.
•Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

•PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of logistics operations and practices. Ability to develop logistics plans, policies, procedures and new programmes and projects. Ability to provide technical and procedural advice in a broad range of logistics areas. Ability to develop, maintain and supervise accountability systems for materials, services and contracts management. 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.

•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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in Supply Chain Management, business administration, public administration, engineering or other relevant field. 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 Operations Reference (SCOR) Model or equivalent is desirable. Certification in project management is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area is required. Experience in developing policies and guidelines for logistics support operations and/or supply chain management is required. Experience in logistics planning/ operations in a field presence (inclusive of peacekeeping operations, special political missions, agencies funds and programmes), or other similar international organization is desirable. Logistics experience in the UN common system, or another comparable international organization 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 another UN official 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 position is funded for a finite period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and availability of funds.

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

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, 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. 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

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No Fee

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