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

Job Title:     Logistics
Organization: United
Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number: 18-Logistics and Supply Chain-MONUSCO-97968-F-Entebbe (R)
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 Logistics Officer, will be responsible for the
following duties:
  • Exercises managerial and supervisory control over all acquisitions
    and requisitions required by the mission.
  • Develops, prepares, coordinates and monitors overall
    Demand/Acquisition support plans including logistics forecasting, supply
    schedules, priorities or requirements, and resolution of urgent
    operational needs.
  • Monitors and coordinates all multifunctional Acquisitions between
    stakeholders and the supply chain management services.
  • Assists the CSCMS in the development of policy and procedures for
    Demand/Acquisition/Requisition support.
  • Acts as the principal liaison between SCMS and SDS/technical staff
    for demand/acquisition/requisition planning matters and coordinates day to
    day support of logistics operations/requirements.
  • Briefs the CSCMS on a daily basis on the ongoing operation/requests
    and stocks levels/situation.
  • Ensures that acquisition/logistics requirements take account of
    gender-specific needs.
  • Advises senior management on demand/acquisition/logistics
    management, structures and staffing levels to ensure that they are at all
    times adequate to meet the requirements of the mission’s strategy
  • Leads demand/logistics reconnaissance missions to various locations
    in the field to ensure improved clients logistics support.
  • Organizes and chairs demand/acquisition/requisition/logistics
  • Develops a training program and SOPs for
    demand/acquisition/requisition/logistics staff in coordination with all
    stakeholders and the various administration sections.
  • Provide training in IPSAS, Umoja, Supply Chain Operations Reference
    (SCOR), Business intelligence and audit tracking to staff of the section.
  • Manages all section staff throughout the mission area. Develops
    workplan, evaluates staff performance and interviews/evaluates candidates
    for job openings.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Organization
    Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
    Logistics Officer job placement should hold an advanced university degree
    (Masters degree or equivalent) in operations and supply chain management,
    logistics, business administration, or related field. A first-level
    university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications
    and experience in areas such as Demand/Acquisition Planning, logistics
    operations/management, supply chain management, etc. may be accepted in
    lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in
    operations and supply chain management, logistics operations in military,
    commercial or international organizations, or related area.
  • Qualifications in IPSAS, SCOR, Prince 2 and Umoja SAP are an
    additional advantage.
  • Languages: Fluency
    in spoken and written English is required. Working knowledge in French is
    an additional advantage.
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.
  • 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
  • Client Orientation:
    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and
    seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains
    productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.
    Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
    Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment
    to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of
    progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products
    or services to client.
  • Leadership: Serves
    as a role model that other people want to follow. Empowers others to
    translate vision into results. Is proactive in developing strategies to
    accomplish objectives. Establishes and maintains relationships with a
    broad range of people to understand needs and gain support. Anticipates
    and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions. Drives
    for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo. Shows the
    courage to take unpopular stands
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 should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 8th June 2018
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