Job Opening

Posting Title: CHIEF OF UNIT, LOGISTICS, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: CHIEF OF UNIT, LOGISTICS
Department/Office: Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Yemen
Duty Station: SANA'A
Posting Period: 20 June 2022 - 03 July 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Logistics and Supply Chain-SESG-YEMEN-184478-J-Sana'a (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the headquarters of the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESG-Yemen) in Sana'a. Responsibilities will cover the operations of this Office and of the United Nations Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) in Jordan and in Yemen. The Chief of Unit, Logistics Officer will report to the Chief Service Delivery.

Responsibilities

Within the limits of delegated authority, the Chief of Unit, Logistics will be responsible for performing the following duties:

• Exercises managerial and supervisory control over all logistics support required by the entities, which are medium size operations;
• Develops, prepares, coordinates and monitors overall logistic support plans including logistics forecasting, supply schedules, priorities or requirements, and resolution of urgent operational needs;
• Ensures adequate logistics support to, Mission Support, Security and Substantive components of the mission, and considers and approves cooperation and provision of logistics support to other UN AFPs operating in the mission area if required;
• Supervises the preparation and execution of Unit budgets;
• Monitors and coordinates all multifunctional logistic requirements between UN HQ and the mission;
• Assists the Chief Service Delivery in the development of guidance and procedures for logistics support;
• Acts as the principal liaison between the mission and Headquarters staff for logistics matters and coordinates day to day support of logistics operations;
• Briefs the officials of Mission Support on a daily basis on the ongoing logistics operations;
• Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs;
• Advises senior management on logistics operations, 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 requirements and possible improvements;
• Organizes and chairs logistics meetings;
• Develops a training program for logistics staff in coordination with the various administration sections;
• Manages all logistics staff assigned to him/her throughout the mission area. Evaluates staff performance, interviews/evaluates candidates for job openings;
• Assumes responsibilities of certifying officer when nominated;
• Participates in and/or coordinates special projects as and when required;
• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics operations 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.; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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.

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.

Judgement/ decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision; Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in logistics, business administration, management, engineering, or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organization, or related areas is required.

Experience managing logistics operations over multiple duty stations is desirable.

Experience in the Middle East region is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available through 30 April 2023. 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.

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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