Job Opening

Posting Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER, FS6
Job Code Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: MOPTI
Posting Period: 31 July 2017 - 29 August 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Logistics and Supply Chain-MINUSMA-83463-R-Mopti (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. 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".

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), based in Mopti, part of Joint Mission Support Centre (JMSC) Section, the Field Logistics Officer reports to the Chief Logistics Officer.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief Logistics Officer, the Field Logistics Officer is responsible for the following duties: •Coordinate cross cutting support issues across various sections/services on behalf of the DPSA/Support; •Prepare logistics and support plans, deployment timelines and budget requirements for planned or new operations; •Develop and review logistical plans for existing operations, to incorporate any changes in mission mandate or downsizing;•Develop logistics contingency plans to deal with emergent situations that may result from natural or man-made crisis situations; •Develop and implement methodologies and tools to enable effective execution of logistic plans; •Manage logistics operations, including, material and personnel; •Coordinate logistics activities with procurement, finance, humanitarian affairs and other substantive units; •Develop and implement logistics support policy, formulate SOPs to the common benefit of all Security units; •Prepare logistics reports based on accurate and up-to-date information and data received from all relevant counterparts and distribute them according to requirements; •Participate in visits to geographical areas of interest; prepare technical reports and briefings; •Develop plans and coordinate execution of the Mission downsizing or liquidation and provide assistance to the Liquidation Coordinator in matters related to mission liquidation; •Identify, plan and manage special logistics operations;•Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained; •Maintain an overall understanding of logistics capability available in the mission area, including those of other UN Agencies/Organizations and NGOs; •Guide and supervise the work of new/junior logistics officers or staff; Ensure that supervised staff members are adequately trained and cross-trained; •Identify additional training needs to achieve high working standards; •Assume responsibilities of certifying officer upon request; •Perform other related tasks as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: 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 and 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.

Teamwork - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Accountability: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.

Education

High school or equivalent diploma is required. Certification/diploma or training in a logistics related discipline, i.e. transport, engineering, operations management supply chain management or other relevant field is desirable.

Work Experience

At least 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience in planning, coordinating and/or managing logistics operations in a conflict or post conflict environment is required. Experience within the context of a humanitarian relief, military, emergency management, peacekeeping or disaster relief operation is desirable. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five(5) years for a candidate who possess a first level university degree.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French is required.

Assessment

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

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