UN Associate Logistics and Assets Management Officer Jobs – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Organisation: United
Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Reports to: Support
Services Officer (SSO)
Vacancy Code: VA/2018/B5001/14884
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 Associate
Logistics and Assets Management Officer will be required to travel frequently
to provide support to all the projects supported by (ESB) currently these
include but are not limited to MONUSCO (DRC), UNMISS (South Sudan and UNISFA
(South Sudan) within the Mission’s Area of Operation (AoO). In particular to
areas where the programme’s assets are located. The incumbent can expect to
travel regularly to but not limited to Abyei, Kadugli, Gok Machar and Juba,
security permitting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Streamline asset management
services, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Review
    and update the existing asset management and accounting system for all
    UNOPS managed equipment and properties in accordance with UNOPS asset
    management policy.
  • Streamline
    processes in accordance with UNOPS PSC Asset Management SOP and UNOPS PSC
    ESB Logistics SOP.
  • Conduct
    physical verification audits at all project stores as required by SSO and
    relevant Project Managers.
  • Ensure
    databases are up to date on the quantity, quality, serviceability, and
    location of relevant equipment/items.
  • Assist
    projects with project disposals as required both administratively and
    physically.
  • Implement
    internal control system which ensures that goods in transit are tracked
    and monitored, and the asset registry records are updated on a regular
    basis.
  • Ensure
    projects are utilising the inventory management tools provided in SOP for
    expendable reporting.
  • Review
    and assist in the day-to-day management and reporting of assets, maintain
    an accounting system for all UNOPS managed equipment and properties in
    accordance UNOPS lease and asset management policy.
Provide assistance to ensure
efficient logistics services, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Contribute
    substantively in the development and implementation of a comprehensive
    logistics system that will operate in accordance with UNOPS PSC ESB
    Logistics SOP.
  • Implement
    a coherent logistical supply system in accordance with UNOPS procurement
    rules and regulations.
  • Guide
    projects with container management and storage layout and planning.
  • Assist
    in the review and updating of Logistics and Asset Management SOP’s.
Facilitate knowledge building
and sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Organize
    trainings for the support and operations staff on supply chain, logistics,
    and asset management processes to ensure the capacity building of the
    existing support staff at each programme location.
  • Ensure
    the programme appointed support staff are fully aware of UNOPS rules and
    regulations on asset management.
  • Ensure
    compliance with relevant asset management rules and regulations, and in
    doing so ensure that support staff is able to carry out asset management
    functions independently and in accordance with relevant rules.
  • Introduce
    and synthesize lessons learnt and best practices in logistics and asset
    management.
  • Perform
    other duties as assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
    Associate Logistics and Assets Management Officer job placement should
    hold a first level University degree (Bachelor’s degree) in public
    administration, supply chain, logistics, asset management or other related
    field combined with 4 years of relevant experience in public
    administration, supply chain, logistics, asset management or other
    relevant field is required OR;
  • Secondary
    Education combined with 8 years of relevant experience in public administration,
    supply chain, logistics, asset management or other relevant field is
    required.
  • A
    Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Management is desired.
  • A
    Professional Certificate in Asset Management is desired.
  • At
    least four years of relevant experience in asset management, supply chain
    management, cargo management or logistics is required.
  • One
    year of experience working in conflict/post-conflict environment is
    required.
  • Experience
    of UNOPS ERP systems (oneUNOPS) is desired.
  • A
    Valid national driver’s license is required.
  • Language: Fluency in English (reading, writing
    and speaking) is required. knowledge of a second official UN language is
    considered an asset.
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: 11th February 2018
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