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,
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Experience
    in the use of computers and office software including; MS Office is
  • 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
  • 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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