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This position is located in the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The Chief Supply Management will be based in El Fasher and report to the Director of Mission Support (DMS). He/she is responsible for the overall management of the integrated supply chain, covering areas of planning and execution including providing guidance and policy on acquisitions, procurement, warehousing, asset and inventory management, transportation and freight planning (air, land, sea), expediting movement and tracking distribution.
Within the delegated authority, the Chief Supply Chain Management D-1 will be responsible for the following functions:
•Participates in the mission planning process throughout the mission lifecycle, with particular attention to supply chain areas and contributes to an integrated approach and consistency in the implementation and operationalization of the integrated supply chain within the mission.
• Initiates the development and implementation of the supply chain work plan, including supply chain forecasts, priorities and anticipated requirements. Implements policies and procedures to facilitate achieving work plan goals.
• Ensures coordination and monitoring of overall strategies and programmes for the supply chain activities of the mission and takes the lead in consolidating the required human and financial resources for the service. Rapidly redirects the work plan to accommodate and support major operational changes in the mission.
•Develops and implements a service optimization programme to promote continuous improvement in the quality and delivery of supply chain activities to mission clients. This includes a regular review of critical and key supply chain processes to identify and resolve bottlenecks, delays and inefficiencies. This also includes the establishment of relevant strategic supply chain performance indicators which provide data and analysis for the review of senior management.
•Ensures that all processes and systems in place are relevant and cost effective. Through collaboration with all stakeholders, she also ensures implementation of the end-to-end supply chain programme.
•Establishes priorities and sets management performance goals for staff. Recommends and coordinates training programs for supply chain staff. Actively engages in management performance duties and ensures the provision of management, guidance, development, training, constructive feedback, performance evaluation and appraisal, administrative support and other management functions to staff in the areas of his/her responsibility.
•Ensures good order and discipline of staff under his/her overall supervision. Develops initiatives to promote the welfare and well-being of supply chain staff.
Budget and Finance
•Ensures that the supply chain budget, human resources, and assets are optimally budgeted and allocated to support effective and cost efficient supply chain services across all mission components, and provides advice to any reprioritization of resources during the budget period, in line with priorities that support effective mandate implementation.
•Establishes a set of robust policies, procedures, practices, standards and tools for the management of the supply chain that are consistent with UN regulations, rules, policies and practices in order to ensure proper budget, accounting, procurement, financial, assets and human resources management and control of supply chain expenditures.
•Chairs or is a member of field mission administrative and financial bodies. Assumes responsibilities of a Certifying Officer for the mission supply chain budget.
•Provides strategic advice to the DMS on the necessary managerial, logistical and administrative support required to fully implement integrated supply chain.
•Maintains active communication with UN headquarters and the global and regional service centers supporting the mission in relation to supply chain management activities.
•Actively engages with civilian, police and military components within the mission to ensure coordinated, high quality supply chain support in accordance with their operational requirements. Provides effective management of human, financial and material resources of the supply chain.
•Liaises, negotiates and coordinates with national authorities with respect to supply chain matters. Provides guidance, support and supervision to senior administrative and logistics support staff within the supply chain service as well as audit and evaluation services, as appropriate.
•Carries out other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of and exposure to a range of Chain Supply Management issues, including approaches and techniques to address and advise on highly sensitive and complex problems. Make recommendations on the most cost effective and efficient provision of supplies to support the field mission. It includes the assignment of tasks to the section chiefs within the Mission area.
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; Provides leadership and 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.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors 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.
Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; Empowers others to translate vision into results
Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; Shows the courage to take unpopular stands;
Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in supply chain management, business administration/ management, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Supply Chain Operations Reference –Professional (SCOR – P) certification is desirable.
A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in at least three areas of supply chain management: acquisition, procurement, supply chain planning, logistics, warehousing, asset and inventory management, passenger and cargo transportation, or contract management is required. At least five years of management experience in the area of supply chain management, of which at least three years of managing supply chain operations in an international environment is required. Experience in managing highly complex supply chain management operations in a conflict or post-conflict environment with scarcity of resources is desirable. Experience in change management is desirable. Experience in planning, deployment or sustaining field operations 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 other UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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.
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