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UN Careers - Chief of Section, Supply - United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Job Title:                Chief of Section, Supply
Organization: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 17-Property and Asset Management-MONUSCO-87933-F-Entebbe (M)
Reports to: Chief Supply Chain Management Services
Job Grade: P5

About US:
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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Chief of Section, Supply will be responsible for the following duties:
·         Provides technical and expert guidance on all issues related to Integrated/central warehousing, from inbound coordination, receiving and inspections (R&I), warehousing, distribution and reverse logistics.
·         The jobholder also manages supply and related service issues that affect the field mission, including managing, coordinating and supervising the work of the Integrated/Central warehouses including R&I and PDU.
·         Formulates and oversees supply support and supplies required by the field mission.
·         Coordinates between senior management at Mission, UNHQ, and as applicable, UN Agencies, Programmes and Funds to establish priorities and develop comprehensive supply support plans for the list of a mission.
·         Manages overall integrated/central warehouses input into the acquisition process, e.g., budget formulation, acquisition planning, development of scope of work, specifications, requisitions, participation in technical evaluations, submissions to Local Committee Contracts (LCC).
·         Develops and recommends mission Integrated/central warehouse operations Results Based Budgeting (RBB) and detailed budget submissions, incorporating all requirements of the various supply clients, ensuring that funds proposed are adequate to meet support services and supply needs.
·         Monitors high value expenditures and approves requisitions for provision, acquisition, and contracting of services and acquisition of equipment and supplies.
·         Initiates and oversees periodic reviews of policies, practices and directives to ensure best practices in supply issues, standards and procedures.
·         Liaises with the Mission Contract Compliance Management Section in the resolution of contractual implementation disputes.
·         Develops Integrated/Central warehouse Section business plans and monitors the implementation of individual work plans.
·         Lead in change management initiatives such as IPSAS, Umoja and Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) module.
·         Provide training in supply chain, inventory management, warehousing, KPIs, Umoja transactions, Business intelligence and audit tracking.
·         Develop KPIs and benchmarks for efficient utilization of resources.
·         Train and monitor performance of the section and personnel within the section.
·         Interviews/evaluates candidates for job openings. Carries out technical review of supply-related logistics personnel rosters in the Field Personnel Division (FPD).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) Chief of Section, Supply career placement should an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, Supply Chain Management, public administration, logistics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination of professional certification, and extensive experience in project/contract management, and management or related areas may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
·         At least ten years of progressively responsible experience in the development, planning, management and support of international commercial operations, military or field missions. Experience in managing logistics supply operations in an international military supply operation is essential.
·         Previous experience in managing major projects and procurement or global service contract(s) desirable.
·         Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

Personal Competencies:
·         Professionalism: Ability to develop policy and procedures for field supply support. Ability to manage a supply programme in a field operation. Ability to provide technical advice to managers across the entire range of supply functions. Knowledge of UN financial rules and regulations. 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.
·         Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
·         Judgement/Decision-Making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

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 Organisation 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: 15th December 2017

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