Job Opening

Posting Title: CHIEF OF UNIT, SUPPLY, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: BANGUI
Posting Period: 04 July 2017 - 17 July 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Logistics and Supply Chain-MINUSCA-81835-J-Bangui (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Bangui. The Chief Supply/Commodity Manager for General Supply Stores and Services will report to the Chief Integrated Warehouse (IWH) at the P-5 level. The focus of this job is to assist the Chief Integrated Warehouse in the overall management of technical and logistical support to all mission components by planning, coordinating and delivering supply services, including management of staff and budgetary resources. IWH activities and operations shall be performed in conformance with the revised 'Concept of Operations' regarding the proposed re-organization of the IWH and in strict compliance with MINUSCA's Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for integrated warehouse activities.


Under the supervision of Chief Integrated Warehouse, the post incumbent is responsible for the following:
•Manages supply and related service issues that affect the field mission, including managing, coordinating and supervising the work of the General Supply Store.
•Formulates and oversees supply support and supplies required by the field mission.
•Coordinates between senior management at Mission, UNHQ and as applicable, UN Agencies, Programms and Funds to establish priorities and develop comprehensive supply support plans for the mission.
•Manages overall General Supply Store input into the acquisition process, e.g. budget formulation, acquisition planning, development of scope of work, specifications, requisitions, participation in technical evaluations, submissions to Local Committee Contracts (LCC).
•Develops and recommends mission supply operations Result Based Budgeting (RBB) and detailed budget submissions, incorporating all requirements of the various supply clients, ensuring that funds proposed are adequate to meet support services and General Supply Store needs.
•Monitors high value expenditures and approves requisitions for provision, acquisition, and contracting of services and acquisition of equipment and supplies.
•Initiates and oversees periodic reviews of polices, practices and directives to ensure best practices in supply issues, standards and procedures.
•Liaises with the Mission Contracts Management Section in the resolution of contractual implementation disputes.
•Develops General Supply Store business plans and monitors the implementation of individual work plans.
•Develops, trains and monitors the performance of personnel within the section. Interviews/evaluates candidates for job openings. Carries out technical review of supply-related logistics rosters in the Field Personnel Division (FPD).
•Perform other related work as required.


Professionalism: • Demonstrated ability to provide seasoned technical advice to managers across the whole range of supply functions; • 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 & Or ganizing: • 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.

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 a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects. • Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client.

Leadership: • 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.

Managing Performance: • 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 staff when they make mistakes. • Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. • Appraises performance fairly.


Advanced university degree (Master's Degree or equivalent) in business administration, supply chain management, public administration, logistics, procurement, engineering 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

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in the development, planning, management and support of international commercial operations, military or field missions is required. Experience in managing logistics supply operations in international/military supply operations is essential. Experience in managing major projects and procurement or global service contract(s) is desirable. Coordinating and managing multi-functional logistics operations and complex projects and contracts in conflict or post conflict zone is required.


Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.


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

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, 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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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