Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia
Duty Station: BOGOTA
Posting Period: 04 September 2021 - 10 September 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNVMC-163124-J-Bogota (R)
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 Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC). The Supply Chain Business Intelligence Officer at this level undertakes performance analysis of the Supply Chain (SC) integrated end-to-end business processes and performance reporting within UNVMC. The Incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Section, Service Delivery.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff, as per the Secretary General´s Gender Parity Strategy. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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Within delegated authority, the Supply Chain Business Intelligence Officer P3 will be responsible for the following duties:

- Identify information sources from Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems modules and other relevant systems of record to capture required data for the end-to-end Supply Chain business performance. Extract, analyze and integrate data to develop operational, analytical and strategic reporting solutions. Develop, optimize and maintain visualizations tools to provide real-time insights to business data. Contribute to design, implement and report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the end-to-end Supply Chain Performance Management. Contribute to the formulation of Standard Operating Procedures for measuring the KPIs for the end-to-end SCM processes through application of metrics for process diagnostics. Analyze data to identify problematic areas and provide inputs for improvements of Supply Chain processes. Monitor key indicators to analyse the overall Supply Chain performance against established benchmarks/targets.

- Prepare recommendations to the Chiefs of Unit/Section within the Mission Support Division (MSD) and other stakeholders based on data analysis and independent root cause analysis conducted with key stakeholders/business process owners. Produce timely and actionable information which help drive business results and guide decision making process. Advise and contribute to promote effective analytic models and creative data visualization to derive actionable intelligence and enable management decisions.

- Contribute to the development of business rules, guidelines, standard operating procedures and other guidance materials based on the UN regulations and rules, international standards and recommended practices on supply chain management. Assist in operationalization of Supply Chain management concepts, implementation instructions on Supply Chain Self-assessment and performance reporting. Effectively engage in the formulation of user requirements for IT systems in support of materials management and Supply Chain activities.

- In medium/small sized missions, manage the Supply Chain Business Intelligence Unit, coordinate, manage and monitor the proper execution of functions carried out within the Unit and develop work plans and supervise support staff. Analyze and identify requirements for capacity building and provide subject matter expertise for conducting training events.

- Gather requirements from various stakeholders and business process owners to define specific business requirements for the end-to end Supply Chain Performance Management. Contribute to the development and promulgation of Business Intelligence Guidance and Procedures and monitor compliance. Contribute to promote continuous improvement and innovation in the area of Supply Chain Performance Management.

- Ensure that Business Intelligence activities are in compliance with the DPKO/DOS Environmental and Waste Management policies and in line with the DOS Environmental Strategy objectives; coordinate with the mission's environmental office for guidance as needed. Perform other duties, as required.


Ability to simplify complex information and communicate complex or statistical information to less-technically trained team members. Strong visual design skills, strong knowledge of Microsoft Office; Skilled in business process analysis, data extraction, transformation and management, data governance and quality audit; 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; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.

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


Advanced university degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Information Management, Business Administration, or related 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. Certifications in Project Management (PRINCE2 or equivalent), Supply Chain (SCOR-P, CSCP or equivalent), Lean Six Sigma are desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in Supply Chain management, logistics, procurement or related area is required.
Experience in Supply Chain performance management is required.
Experience working with Data Base Management is required.
Experience in providing logistics and Supply Chain support services in a complex, volatile, conflict or post-conflict environment is required.
Experience in Bl, Power Bl and Structured Query Language (SQL) analysis tools are desirable.
Experience in sourcing, cleaning and preparing data, selecting and developing visualizations/metrics that enable easy communication/interpretation by the users is desirable.
Experience in Data Integration is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency (oral and written) in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by informal interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for a period of 364 days. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

• 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.

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.

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.

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