UN Jobs – Logistics Officer – United Nations Department of Operational Support (DOS)

Job Title:   Logistics Officer   

Organisation: United Nations Department of Operational Support (DOS)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Job Opening Number: 22-Logistics and Supply Chain-DOS-188937-R-Entebbe (R)

Reports to: Chief of Movement Operations and Freight Forwarding Unit of FSDH

Grade: P3


About US:

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) provides operational support to all UN Secretariat entities, including advisory, operational and transactional support services and, where needed, exercises delegated authority on behalf of clients. DOS supports the entire UN Secretariat, consisting of almost 100 entities located around the globe.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Prepares logistics and support plans, deployment timelines and budget requirements for planned or new peacekeeping missions. Develops logistical plans for existing missions. Develops contingency plans for drawdown and liquidation of missions. Develops and implements methodologies and tools to enable effective execution of logistic plans. Formulates mission specific Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Manages logistics operations including management of logistics assets, materiel, contracts and personnel. Ensures timely, accountable and cost-effective delivery of peacekeeping cargoes and personnel.
  • Coordination of Global Freight Forwarding and ad hoc contracts in support of client freight transportation requirements.
  • Assists in establishing efficient surface movement and 3PL contracts for UN Owned Equipment and ad hoc requirements in support of client logistics operations
  • Ensures that supervised staff are adequately trained, cross trained; identifies additional training needs to achieve high working standards.
  • Coordinates and provides logistics support to ongoing air, land, sea, or rail operations in a field mission.
  • Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
  • Coordinates logistics activities with procurement, finance, human resources, policy and other substantive units. Follows up on legal and financial aspects of the mission. Develops and implements DOS logistics support policy, procedures and methodologies to the common benefit of all functional units.
  • Prepares reports on personnel and materiel movements and other operational logistics issues.
  • Participates in technical survey missions and verification missions to troop contributing countries
  • Identifies plans and manages special logistics operations.
  • Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
  • Prepares contingency plans and logistics preparedness reviews.
  • Coordinates logistics operations with other UN agencies, military and other organisations in the field.
  • Guides and supervises new/junior staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations Department of Operational Support (DOS) Logistics Officer job must hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, public administration, engineering, supply chain, logistics or other relevant field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in land/air transport, logistics operations, supply chain, or related area, in military, commercial or international organizations, is required.
  • Experience in working in or in support of a United Nations common system field presence,
  • (inclusive of peacekeeping operations, special political missions, agencies funds and
  • programmes), or other similar international organization is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency in English, both oral and written is required; Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.



  • Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics operations and practices. Knowledge of supply chain operations, contract management, planning, policies, procedures and programs. Ability to develop and apply supply chain and logistics plans. Ability to provide technical procedural advice in a broad range of supply and logistics areas. 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.


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the online portal link below.


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Deadline: 15th October 2022


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