UN Jobs – Logistics Officer at United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Job Title:     Logistics Officer
Organization: United Nations
Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Grade: P3
Job Opening Number: 15-LOG-MONUSCO-47908-F-ENTEBBE
Report to: Chief of
Service Delivery
Following the
signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999 between the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (DRC) and five regional States (Angola, Namibia, Rwanda,
Uganda and Zimbabwe) in July 1999, the Security Council established the United
Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by
its resolution 1279 of 30 November 1999, initially to plan for the observation
of the ceasefire and disengagement of forces and maintain liaison with all
parties to the Ceasefire Agreement. Later in a series of resolutions, the
Council expanded the mandate of MONUC to the supervision of the implementation
of the Ceasefire Agreement and assigned multiple related additional tasks.
Job Summary:  The Logistics Operations Officer will offer logistics
support for ongoing United Nations peacekeeping and other field missions includes: supply
chain management, materials management, transportation, maintenance, contracts
and services management, communications, information technology, engineering
and medical services. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Logistics Operations
Officer will be responsible for the following duties: 
Prepares logistics and support plans, deployment
timelines and budget requirements for ongoing Military and Police deployments
and redeployments and other Mission support activities.
The incumbent will develop 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
Ensures the oversight and effective implementation
of all logistics supports that will be provided not only to MONUSCO but to
other client missions of ESB such as 
MINUSCA, MENUB, UNAMID, UNISFA, UNMISS and UNSOA are in accordance with
the UN regulations & rules, policies and procedures.
The incumbent will manage all 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 timely logistics support to
ongoing air, land, sea, or rail operations in a field mission.
Ensures that logistics requirements take account of
gender-specific needs.
Manages logistics activities with procurement,
finance, human resources, policy and other substantive units.
Develops and implements the Mission’s logistics
support policy, procedures and methodologies to the common benefit of all
functional units.
The incumbent prepares and submits 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
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 organisations in the Mission.
Mentors, guides and supervises new/junior staff.
Performs any other related duties as assigned by the
Chief of Service Delivery.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations MONUSCO
Logistics Officer should hold an 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.
At least 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.
Languages: English and
French are the working languages of the United Nations.  For this post, fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Personal 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.
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
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.
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
Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(MONUSCO) in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by
visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 23rd September, 2015

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