UN Logistics Assistant Jobs – United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

Job Title:    Logistics Assistant
Organization: United Nations
Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African
Republic (MINUSCA)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Grade: GL-4
Job Opening Number: MINUSCA-2017-GS-003
Report to: Logistic Officer
The Security Council established the United Nations Multidimensional
Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) by
its resolution 2149 (2104) of 10 April 2014 and requested the Secretary-General
to subsume BINUCA in the new mission as of the date of the adoption of that
resolution.  It further requested the
Secretary-General to ensure a seamless transition from BINUCA to MINUSCA. Acting
under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the Security Council
authorized MINUSCA to take all necessary means to carry out its mandate, within
its capabilities and its areas of deployment.
Key Duties and
  • Work closely with relevant mission
    components and follows-up on/prepares administrative and logistical arrangements
    with respect to medical evacuation of mission personnel as well as
    repatriation of human remains.
  • The incumbent liaises with relevant
    service lines and follows-up on various HR issues including processing of
    staff benefits and entitlements, official business travel, and staff
  • Prepares material request orders for
    transfer of assets. Drives vehicles/heavy duty vehicles at the airfield
    for pick up/drop off of various cargos.
  • Works closely with relevant
    divisions/departments (e.g., procurement, accounting) with respect to
    verification and processing of invoices.
  • Maintains contact with relevant mission
    staff with respect to provision, co-ordination, monitoring and status of
    transport services.
  • Follows-up and provides updates of ongoing
    logistics operations and planning on a regular basis.
  • Supports staff within the Unit with
    respect to relevant procedures and practices.
  • Records and monitors contract activity.
  • Organizes, and maintains files and Unit’s
  • Maintains and monitors relevant databases
    (e.g., stock levels of various supply items).
  • Generates relevant status reports.
  • Monitors insurance coverage of UN fleet. 
  • Performs any other duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    MINUSCA Logistics Assistant career opportunity should hold a High school
    diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Technical or vocational certificate in
    mechanical, transportation, or other related fields is desirable. 
  • A minimum of three years of responsible
    experience of practical field logistics operations or related area
  • Languages: Fluent in English or
    French (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central
African Republic (MINUSCA) in the aforementioned capacity express their
interest by sending the following documents;
  • An Updated CV
  • The United Nations Personal History Form
    (P-11), download here
  • Academic certificates and High School
  • Birth Certificate – if not, a combination
    of (i) Assessment of Age and National ID Card (the Assessment of Age on
    its own isn’t acceptable)
  • Three letters of reference from former
    employers or academic instructors for external candidates.
  • Internal candidates must submit two of the
    most recent performance evaluations (EPAS)
All the above completed documents should be sent via E-mail to:
minusca-recruitmentNTL@un.org. Please label the subject of your E-mail as VA:
Deadline: 17th
February 2017

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