Job Opening

Posting Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: KINSHASA
Posting Period: 06 December 2017 - 12 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Logistics and Supply Chain-MONUSCO-89895-J-Kinshasa (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

Notes:

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• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• 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. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), with duty station, Kinshasa. The Logistics Officer reports to the Chief Mission Support Centre, through Chief Planning Unit.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Logistics support to and coordination of MONUSCO’s support to national elections scheduled 2018.
Work tasks include:
•Prepares logistics and support plans, deployment timelines and budget requirements for ongoing Military and Police deployments and redeployments and other Mission support activities. Develops contingency plans for drawdown and liquidation of the mission. Develops and implements methodologies and tools to enable effective execution of logistic plans. Formulates mission specific Standard Operating Procedures.
•Manages logistics operations including management of logistics assets, materiel, and support projects. Ensures timely, accountable and cost-effective delivery of support service to all Mission components.
•Ensures that supervised staff are adequately trained, cross trained; identifies additional training needs to achieve high working standards.
•Coordinates and provides logistics support to ongoing air, land, sea, or rail operations in a field mission.
•Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
•Coordinates logistics activities with local authorities through the electoral division, service delivery and supply chain components, policy and other substantive units.
•Translates and analyzes electoral support requirements ensuring that necessary elements are reflected in the Mission's logistics support plans.
•Prepares reports on personnel and materiel movements and other operational logistics issues.
•Participates in technical survey missions and verification missions to troop contributing countries
•Identifies plans and manages special logistics operations.
•Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
•Prepares contingency plans and logistics preparedness reviews.
•Coordinates logistics operations with other UN agencies, military and other organizations in the Mission.
•Guides and supervises new/junior staff.
•Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics operations and practices. 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.

•Communication: 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 audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Education

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

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area. Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable. Experience in planning logistics operations with military and police components is desirable. Prior military experience as an officer is desirable. Experience in preparation of budgets is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position, fluency in written and oral French is required. A working knowledge of English is highly desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal interview.

United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, 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 and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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