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LOGISTICS OFFICER

Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), with duty station, Kinshasa. The Logistics Officer will be responsible of all mission-wide planning activities and will report to the Chief Mission Support Centre (MSC).

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 ongoing Military and Police deployments and redeployments and other Mission support activities. Develops contingency plans for drawdown and liquidation of the mission.
• Develops and implements methodologies and tools to enable effective execution of logistic plans. Formulates mission specific Standard Operating Procedures.
• Plans and coordinates Logistics support to the Electoral process and activities at Mission Level.
• Manages logistics operations including management of logistics assets, materiel, and support projects. Ensures timely, accountable and cost-effective delivery of support service to all Mission components.
• 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 sections and other substantive units. Develops and implements the mission’s logistics support policy, procedures and methodologies to the common benefit on 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 organizations in the Mission.
• Guides and supervises new/junior staff.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics operations and practices. 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.

• 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, engineering, law or other relevant field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area is required. Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable. Experience in supervising current logistics operations unit in a large peacekeeping mission and prior military experience as an officer is highly desirable. Knowledge in MS Project is highly desirable. Ability to draft complex documents for management review is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this post, fluency in English is required.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

The United Nations is committed to 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UN-MONUSCO - United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Location: Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-27

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