Employer : United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location: Goma DRC
Deadline: 07 August 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Logistics and Supply Chain-MONUSCO-83090-F-Goma (M)
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), duty station Goma. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Mission Support.
Within delegated authority, the Chief of Unit, Logistics, will be responsible for the following duties:
•Collect, collate, analyze, interpret and disseminate all support information in the mission area through electronic media.
•Monitor and analyze weekly and monthly reports from all elements, including the Fiend Offices for any logistics implications/requirements.
•Track key logistics performance indicators and cost capturing for support provided to Non-MONUSCO entities
•Exercises managerial and supervisory control over all logistics support required by the mission.
•Develops, prepares, coordinates and monitors overall logistic support plans including logistics forecasting, supply schedules, priorities or requirements, and resolution of urgent operational needs.
•Ensures adequate logistics support to military, police, security and substantive components of the mission, and considers and approves cooperation and provision of logistics support to other UN AFPs operating in the mission area.
•Supervises Unit budget, its preparation and execution.
•Monitors and coordinates all multifunctional logistic requirements between UN HQ and the mission.
•Assists the Chief Supply Chain Management (CSCM) or the Chief Service Delivery (CSD) in the development of guidance and procedures for logistics support.
•Acts as the principal liaison between the mission and Headquarters staff for logistics matters and coordinates day to day support of logistics operations.
•Briefs the officials of Mission Support on a daily basis on the ongoing logistics operations.
•Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
•Advises senior management on logistics management, structures and staffing levels to ensure that they are at all times adequate to meet the requirements of the logistics strategy.
•Leads logistics reconnaissance missions to various locations in the field in order to monitor the logistics support improvement.
•Organizes and chairs logistics meetings.
•Develops a training program for logistics staff in coordination with the military and police components and the various administration sections.
•Manages all civilian, military and police logistics assigned to him/her throughout the mission area. Evaluates staff performance, interviews/evaluates candidates for job openings.
•Assumes responsibilities of certifying officer when nominated.
•Performs other related duties as required.
Professionalism: 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.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
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
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
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in logistics, business administration, management, engineering, or related field. A first-level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and an additional two (2) years qualifying experience in areas such as transport or logistics operations/management, supply chain management, etc. may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area. Experience in preparing analytical documents and reports is highly desirable. Experience working in joint logistics operations center in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in spoken and written English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal discussion.
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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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.
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The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
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