Entry Level UN Logistics Assistant Job Opportunities - United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


Job Title:      Logistics Assistant
Organisation: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Support Services Officer (Logistics)
Vacancy Code: VA/2018/B5001/15340

About UNOPS:
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.

Job Summary: The Logistics Assistant will provide assistance in ensuring efficient logistics and asset management services

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist in the implementation of a coherent logistical supply system in accordance with UNOPS PSC and mission systems;
  • Assist in processing the incoming and outgoing movement of personnel and equipment as required by the ESB in accordance with UNOPS, ESB and mission rules and regulations;
  • Assist with data capturing for inventory in line with UNOPS PSC Asset Management Standard Operating Procedure (SOP);
  • Assist the logistics team in overseeing the vehicle pool for providing transportation services as required by the office, and to meet logistical requirements;
  • Prepare monthly vehicle trip summaries;
  • Assist to oversee maintenance and servicing of vehicles with mission workshop and update details of services into vehicle files;
  • Assist with any procurement of items as directed by Procurement SSO or Logistics SSO;
  • Ensures the safe and proper storage of all UNOPS PSC assets at ESB as per the UNOPS ESB Warehouse management SOP;
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Logistics Assistant job opportunity should have secondary education combined with five (5) years of relevant experience is required OR a First level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement or other relevant field combined with one (1) year of relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in logistics, supply chain, inventory control, procurement, asset or storage management.
  • One year of UN experience in logistics or asset management is required.
  • Previous experience with UNOPS is desired.
  • A valid national driver’s license (operating manual transmissions) is required.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software including; MS Office is required.
  • Experience of UNOPS ERP systems (oneUNOPS) is desired.
  • Experience working in a multi-national /cultural environment is desired.
  • Language: Fluency in English (speaking, writing and reading) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desired.

Personal Competencies:
  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

How to Apply:
If interested in joining the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.


Deadline: 16th April 2018

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