Job Opening

Posting Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: Juba
Posting Period: 26 March 2020 - 09 April 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNMISS-133952-J- (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 Juba, Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). The incumbent serves as the focal point for the coordination of logistics requirements and technical support for an effective management of weapons and ammunition framework at the Mission level. The incumbent will report to Chief Mission Support Center. The focus of this job is in principle to advise the senior mission leadership on the technical and logistical support on matters related to weapons, ammunition and explosives as per UN policy on Weapons and Ammunition Management.


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.
•Monitors and coordinates all multifunctional logistic requirements at the operational and tactical levels.
•Assists Chief MSC in the development of policy and procedures for logistics support.
•Provide technical assistance and advice to Mission leadership on handling, safety, storage and maintenance standards of weapons and ammunition.
•Manage and coordinate as required activities related to the UN weapon and ammunition management framework and policies, including providing support to the Weapons and Ammunitions Advisory Board (WAAB) Secretariat.
•Serve as a focal point for WAAB between the Mission and the UN Headquarters, in coordinating technical assessment, strategic assessment and other missions as may be necessary.
•Briefs Chief 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.
•Carry out logistics support coordination with MSD Sections to establish Mission’s priorities and resources allocation within the framework of the overall Mission Support Plan and guidance from mission senior management. Organizes and chairs logistics operations meetings.
•Develops a training program for logistics staff in coordination with the military component and the various administration sections.
•Manages civilian and military CLOU staff throughout the mission area. Evaluates staff performance, interviews/evaluates candidates for job openings.
•Performs other related duties as required.

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 supply chain operations, more specifically operational logistics 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, 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.

Work Experience

Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience planning, coordinating and managing logistics operations in the field which includes at least one year’s field experience with a UN mission is required.
Proven experience of managing complex projects in a conflict/ post conflict setting is required. .
Proven experience in management, storage and handling of ammunition as a military or police Ammunition Technical Officer is desirable.
Proven staff experience in drafting policy and preparing strategic briefs for senior management is desirable.


English in one of the working languages of the United Nations Missions. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.


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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for initial period of six moths. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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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