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United Nations UN Careers - Logistics Officer at Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Job Title:            Logistics Officer
Organization: United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 61535
Reports to:  Chief Transportation and Movements Integrated Control Centre (TMICC)

About RSCE:
The Regional Service Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy Implementation Coordination Team, as required.

The Regional Service Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’ chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It also ensures that staffing for RSC.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Chief Transportation and Movements Integrated Control Centre (TMICC), the Logistics Officer is responsible for the following duties:
  • The incumbent will coordinate crosspcutting support issues across various sections/services on behalf of the CMSC;
  • Prepare logistics and support plans, deployment timelines and budget requirements for planned or new operations;
  • The jobholder will 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;
  • The incumbent will manage logistics operations, including, material and personnel;
  • Coordinate logistics activities with procurement, finance, humanitarian affairs and other substantive units;
  • The incumbent will develop and implement logistics support policy, formulate SOPs to the common benefit of all mission units;
  • Prepare and submit the logistics reports based on accurate and up-to-date information and data received from all relevant counterparts and distribute them according to requirements;
  • Actively participate in visits to geographical areas of interest; prepare technical reports and briefings;
  • 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 East African Region, 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 any other related tasks as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Logistics Officer career opportunity should have completed high school or hold an equivalent diploma. Certification/diploma or training in a logistics related discipline, such as International Road Transport Operations, Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain Management or other relevant fields is required.
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in planning, coordinating and/or managing multi-modal support logistics operations in the field environment is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to 5 years for candidates who possess a first university degree. Logistics planning experience in a complex environment is desirable.
  • Previous experience within the context of a humanitarian relief, military, emergency management, peacekeeping or disaster relief operation is desirable. Logistics Planning experience in a complex environment is desirable.
  • Documented experience in the movement of freight across International Borders by Multi-Modal Surface Transportation assets in both planning and operational roles is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in oral and written English is required.
Personal 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

NB: 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.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations Regional Service Centre at Entebbe (RSCE) in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

Deadline: 20th June 2016

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