LOGISTICS OFFICER

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Logistics, Supply Chain and Transportation
  • Deadline:
    December 24, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Posting Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER, FS6
Job Code Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Operational Support
Duty Station: ENTEBBE
Posting Period: 25 November 2022 – 24 December 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Logistics and Supply Chain-DOS-189684-R-Entebbe (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Forward Support Deployment Hub (FSDH) of the Logistics Division, Office of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Operational Support based in the Regional Service Centre in Entebbe. The Logistics Officer at this level reports to the Chief of FSDH or designated official. The post is based in FSDH located in Entebbe, Uganda.

The Department of Operational Support was established to provide operational advisory services to client entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices away from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions. The Office of Supply Chain Management includes the Office of the Assistant Secretary -General for Supply Chain Management, Logistics Division, Procurement Division, Uniformed Capabilities Support Division, Global Service Center, the Enabling and Outreach Service and the Umoja Coordination Service.

The Logistics Division performs a central role in the implementation of end-to-end supply chain management across the United Nations operations. The Division provides direction and advice on logistical matters, manages, monitors and assesses the delivery of strategic transportation and support services, and directs the delivery of transportation and specialist support services in the functional areas of air transport, ground transport, engineering, medical and supply, inclusive of fuel, rations and general supplies and security equipment.

The Forward Support and Deployment Hub (FSDH) is located in Entebbe, it is structured into three cells: the Air Support Cell, the Movement Operations and Freight Forwarding Support Cell and the Regional Deployment Stock Cell. The FSDH aims to enhance the operational and administrative effort through the implementation of policies and technical guidance provided by OSCM; and coordination, management, and monitoring of logistics and supply chain management operation for efficient, responsive, and reliable support to regional and ad-hoc operational requirements.

Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of Chief of Forward Support Deployment Hub (FSDH), the incumbent is responsible for organizing and executing logistics support within FSDH:

• Prepares drafts of various, complex logistics plans. Prepares drafts of FSDH specific Standard Operating Procedures and submits to his/her supervisor for review. Prepares drafts budget requirements for planned or new missions and submits to his/her supervisor for review.
• Manages logistics operations including management of logistics assets, material, and contracts. Ensures timely, accountable and cost-effective delivery of cargo.
• Coordinates and provides logistics support to ongoing operations in a field mission.
• Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
• Identifies requirements and shortfalls within his/her unit and submits to supervisor for logistics plans; and manages special logistics operations.
• Keeps required records of logistic activities and level of essential supplies.
• Evaluates business requirements and in collaboration with key stakeholders, translates them into data solutions.
• Contributes to the data dictionary, design of reporting interfaces and to information management policies, procedures, to ensure effective data governance. Consult and collaborate with internal units concerning reporting frameworks and data requirements to ensure that reporting mechanisms and specifications meet business requirements on time.
• Evaluates business requirements and, in collaboration with key stakeholders, translate them into data solutions.
• Coordinates logistics activities with procurement, finance, human resources, and other sections. Follows up on legal and financial aspects of the logistic support.
• Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained, including creation and development of new reports and templates.
• Coordinates logistics operations with other field missions and other organizations.
• Ensures that supervised staff are adequately trained, cross trained; identifies additional training needs to achieve high working standards.
• Guides and supervises new/junior staff.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

•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. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job – Specific Qualification

Certification in Supply Chain (SCOR-P, CSCP or equivalent) or Lean Six Sigma is desirable.

Certification in Project/Programme Management methodology by an accredited body (e.g.
PMP, PGMP, PRINCE 2 Foundation Project Management certification or practitioner level)
or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in logistics operations, supply chain management, procurement, data management/analysis or related is required. The minimum relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for candidates who possess a first level university degree.

Experience working with business intelligence (BI) systems and data analysis tools is desirable.

Experience working with data analytics and visualization tools and developing data analytics and visualization reports and dashboards is desirable.

Experience in developing Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines in logistics and
supply chain area is desirable.

Experience 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.

Experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in supply chain
modules, such as Transportation Management (TM) module is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the advertised post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

• This position is funded by the Support Account. The Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.

• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

• Applicants from troop and police-contributing countries who are found most suitable and recommended for selection will be given due consideration for positions in a peacekeeping operation or Headquarters support account funded positions in the Department of Peace Operations and the Department of Operational Support, taking into account their contribution to United Nations peacekeeping, in accordance with General Assembly resolutions 66/265 and 67/287.

• Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

• At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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No Fee

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