Job Opening

Posting Title: Logistics Officer, P4
Job Code Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Operational Support
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 15 September 2021 - 29 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Logistics and Supply Chain-DOS-161314-R-New York (O)
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) within the Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM) of the Department of Operational Support (DOS).

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) was established to provide operational support and advisory services to entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices away-from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions. The Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM) includes the Office of the Assistant Secretary-General for Supply Chain Management, Logistics Division, Procurement Division, Uniformed Capabilities Support Division, Global Service Centre, Enabling and Outreach Service, Umoja Coordination Service and Aviation Safety Section.

The EOS supports supply chain operations through the provision of operational guidance, business intelligence, supplier diversity and performance management.

The incumbent reports to the Chief of Service or delegated official.

Responsibilities

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

• Provides effective and timely planning, oversight, management and coordination of supply chain management and logistics support projects. Ensures effective and timely provision and coordination of diverse supply chain/logistics support requirements.
• Integrates and monitors the implementation of the performance management framework across the supply chain network and operations.
• Coordinates field requests for assistance with DOS clients.
• Develops policy and procedures documentation for DOS field logistics support.
• Liaises between field missions and Headquarters staff on logistics matters and coordinates day-to-day support of supply chain performance operations.
• Plans and coordinates logistics support to new, sustaining, expanding, contracting and liquidating peacekeeping operations and other field missions.
• Participates in or leads technical survey missions and verification missions to troop contributing countries.
• Ensures the monitoring of DOS material 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.
• Assumes responsibilities of certifying officer.
• 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 the development of business requirements for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) based management reporting and provides business intelligence expertise in the creation of supply chain and analytical tools. 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.

• Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

• 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 business administration, public administration, computer science, or other relevant field is required. 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-P) or equivalent is desirable. Certification in business intelligence tools (Web intelligence, MS Power BI, Analytics workspace or equivalent) is desirable.

Work Experience

• A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations, supply chain management, procurement, or data management or related area in a military, commercial or international organization, is required.
• Experience in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System/Systems Applications and Products (SAP) in the business area of Supply Chain Management is desirable.
• Experience in developing analytical tools for management reporting and performance metrics in supply chain is desirable.

Languages

English and French are 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.

This post is financed by the Support Account. Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Applicants from troop- and police-contributing countries who are found most suitable and recommended for selection will be given due consideration for positions in a peacekeeping operation or headquarters support account funded positions, taking into account their contribution to United Nations peacekeeping, in accordance with General Assembly resolutions 66/265 and 67/287. For the latest list of troop- and police-contributing countries, visit the following website: https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/troop-and-police-contributors.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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