Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO; GAO; KIDAL; Tessalit; TOMBOUCTOU; Menaka; MOPTI;
Posting Period: 11 April 2019 - 25 April 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Logistics and Supply Chain-MINUSMA-115232-F- (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 United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The incumbent could be deployed to multiple duty stations within Mali. The Logistics Officer at this level typically reports to the Chief, Mission Support Center (C/MSC) or Regional Administrative Officer (RAO) at the P-5 level. However, the reporting lines vary depending on the mission structure and location of the post and could entail functioning in other Services in Mission Support Division (MSD), for example, in Service Delivery Management or Supply Chain Management. The focus of these jobs is in principle to assist the C/MSC, RAO or a Service Chief in MSD in the overall management of technical and logistical support to all mission or Service components by planning, coordinating and delivering of logistical services, including management of staff and budgetary resources.


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

• Exercises managerial and supervisory control over all logistics support required by the mission.
• Develops, prepares, coordinates and monitors overall logistic support plans, including logistics forecasting, supply schedules, priorities or requirements, and resolution of urgent operational needs.
• Develops and prepares SOPs, Policies, Mission support plans.
• Assists the C/MSC or RAO in the development of policy and procedures for logistics support in the Mission.
• Briefs the C/MSC on a daily basis on the ongoing operation/requests and field situation.
• Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
• Advises senior management on logistics management, structures and staffing levels to ensure that they are at all times adequate to meet the requirements of the logistics strategy.
• Leads logistics reconnaissance missions to various locations in the field in order to monitor the logistics support improvement.
• Organizes and chairs logistics meetings.
• Develops a training program for logistics staff in coordination with the military component and the various administration sections.
• Manages civilian and military Mission Support Centre (MSC) staff reporting to him Evaluates staff performance, interviews/evaluates candidates for job openings.
• Monitors of the status of critical inventories (i.e. fuels reserve stock, vehicles’ spare parts, medicine, emergency ration packs, etc.) held by the formed military and police units deployed in the region and initiate corrective actions in case required.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
Counterparts in DPO and DOS, C/MSC, Regional Administrative Officer (RAO) and Chiefs Legal, Finance and Human Resources Officers, Military Planning Officers UN agencies field officers, military contingent commanders and logistics staff. Where required, this interaction will also be with the MSD Service Chiefs.

Results Expected:
Effectively manages and coordinates complex logistics support operations in a field mission. Sets and achieves logistics policy goals and objectives. Provides sound advice on a wide range of complex issues and problems. Establishes effective collaboration and partnerships with officials at all levels inside and outside the organization. Effectively guides and supports staff in meeting their objectives and outputs. Effectively develops staff under his/her supervision, including their on-going learning and development.


Knowledge of logistics operations and practices. Ability to develop logistics plans, policies, procedures and new programmes. 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.

Planning & 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

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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in logistics, business administration, engineering, or related field is required. A first-level university degree with additional two years of experience in areas such as transport or logistics operations/management, supply chain management, etc. may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience planning, coordinating and managing multi-functional supply chain and support logistics operations in the field and international environment or related area is required. Experience in drafting the logistics reports, developing logistical plans, policies and SOPs is required. Experience in providing logistics and supply chain support services in a complex, volatile, conflict or post-conflict environment is required. Experience within the context of a humanitarian relief, logistics operations in military, emergency management, peacekeeping or disaster relief operation is desirable. Experience in international military or UN peacekeeping operations is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Missions. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required, a working knowledge of French is desirable.


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

Special Notice

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, 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.

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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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