Job Opening

Posting Title: Supply Clerk, G4
Department/Office: Department of Operational Support
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 17 September 2020 - 16 October 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Logistics and Supply Chain-DOS-139348-R-New York (O)
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 Material Management Team of the Travel and Transportation Section (MMT/TTS) in New York. The incumbent reports directly to the General Foreman and under the overall direction of the Chief of the Travel and Transportation Section.


Within delegated authority, the Supply clerk at this level will carry out the following duties:

•Inspects incoming orders to assure presence of invoice material.
•Considers future usefulness of returned goods, and determines stock to follow established supply requirement to replenish stocks based on past usage and anticipated future demand.
•Ensures that property management and inventory control policies and procedures are adhered to for all deliveries of goods/materials/equipment at UN Headquarters including direct deliveries from vendors to end-users at Headquarters.
•Prepares requisitions and enters data to initiate requisition process.
•Enters and updates data on all incoming non-expendable UN property Updates the Property Record Custodians database according to Departmental requests.
•Participates in periodic physical inventories of UN equipment and stock items to ensure accuracy of serial and decal numbers, stock descriptions.
•Coordinates delivery of accountable property.
•Arranges contents of logistics stocking and receiving areas in a manner that maintains a safe working environment.
•Verifies, records and updates the receipt of goods/materials into relevant database.
•Designs and maintains spreadsheet reports including monthly statistics and databases using various software platforms in accordance with instructions received from the General Foreman.
•Proposes, develops and implements improvements in procedures to automate and expedite processing of inventory.
•Performs a wide range of administrative duties relating to supplies and inventory activities including responding to queries in relation to the Team’s policies and procedures, resolving problems within area of responsibility and consulting relevant documentation and individuals to provide information.
•Drafts routine correspondence for signature by the General Foreman when requested and register and file incoming correspondence.
•Maintains a proper filing system.
•Performs other duties as required.


•Professionalism: Knowledge of relevant administrative procedures, policies and directives, and of inventory and control guidelines. Ability to work with figures and draft correspondence. 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; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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.


High School diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

A minimum of three years work experience in general office support or related areas is required.
Proficiency in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel, Access, etc.) and web-based applications is required.
Experience working in inventory or warehouse management is desirable.
Experience in Enterprise Resource Planning system or equivalent is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a Competency Based Interview.

Special Notice

Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Staff members who were granted a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment as a result of having passed a predecessor test recognized by the Office of Human Resources Management, and who have continuously held such appointments, are not required to take the new test.

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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