Job Opening

Posting Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Logistic Base
Duty Station: BRINDISI
Posting Period: 14 April 2022 - 13 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNLB-177494-R-Brindisi (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical Supply Chain, Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies services and Training to all peacekeeping and special political missions around the world as well as to other UN Offices, Agencies Funds and Programs.
This position is located in the Sourcing Support Unit (SSU) of the Supply Chain Service at the United Nations Global Service Centre in Brindisi, Italy.
The Logistics Officer is under the general supervision of the Chief, Sourcing Support Unit (SSU).

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Unit Head within the Sourcing Support Unit and in line with the established United Nations Rules and Procedures, the incumbent is responsible for :

• Assisting in applying the standard engineering practices in the design, construction, maintenance, repair and liquidation of structures, facilities and systems required for peacekeeping and other United Nations Field Missions.
• Coordinates and provides logistics and project management support an innovation workshop environment developing sourcing solutions for field Missions.
• Participates and supervises with hands-on activities for innovation projects including installation, modification, and commissioning of assets.
• Identifies, mobilizes resources, implements and reports on special logistics operations particularly of an engineering nature.
• Provides and coordinates logistics support to engineers, facilities managers, military, police, security and substantive components of the mission.
• Drafts and coordinates logistics plans and other documents supporting the implementation of logistics operations, as directed by Head of Unit or Section Chief.
• Drafts and coordinates inputs to innovation reports, presentations, briefing notes, and other information documents required by the management, including inputs required by the UNHQ.
• Liaises and coordinates Engineering and logistics support with other units within the Mission Support Division, such as transportation, communications, movement control and procurement, and outside the Mission Support Division with security and substantive offices.
• Coordinates logistics requirements with other UN and other organizations in the Mission, and Host Government entities.
• Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
• Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to develop, maintain and supervise accountability systems for materials, services and contracts management. Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to electro-mechanical installations, construction, building management and industry codes and standards. 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 & 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.

TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in logistics, business administration, public administration, engineering, or other relevant field is required. A first level university degree with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (05) years of progressively responsible experience in logistics operations engineering in commercial or international organizations, or related area is required.

Experience in workshop environment with hands-on innovation, developing solutions for customers, building, testing, prototyping, optimizing is desirable.

Experience in Design and Project Management is desirable.

Experience in drafting technical reports, Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) is desirable.

Experience in providing supply chain sourcing is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of the other is desirable.

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.

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

This position is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension

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.

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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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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No Fee

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