Job Opening

Posting Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER, FS6
Job Code Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 11 September 2019 - 25 September 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Logistics and Supply Chain-MINUSMA-123206-F-Bamako (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Mission for Stabilization in Mali (MINUSMA), based in Bamako. The Logistics Officer reports to the Deputy Principal Security Advisor (DPSA) in charge of Support.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Deputy Principal Security Advisor in charge of Support, (DPSA/Support), the Logistics Officer is responsible for the following duties:

• Prepares drafts of various, complex logistics plans, for planned or new missions.
• 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 drafts budget requirements for planned or new missions and submits to his/her 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 a field 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 his/her unit and submits to supervisor for logistics plans; and manages special logistics operations.
• Keeps required records of logistic 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.

Competencies

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.

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.

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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Certification/diploma or training in logistics or related field is desirable.

Work Experience

At least 10 years (five years with a first-level university degree) of progressively responsible experience in planning, coordinating and/or managing multi-functional support logistics operations in a field-based environment is required.
Experience in budget or accounting is required.
Experience within the context of a humanitarian relief, Security, emergency management, peacekeeping or disaster relief operation is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in French is highly 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

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.

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