Goma (Congo Democratic)
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Mission Support Center (MSC) of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Logistics Officer is based in Goma and performs duties of Chief Logistics Operations and Coordination Unit. She/he reports directly to the Chief Mission Support Center (C/MSC).Responsibilities
Within delegated authority and under the guidance of the Chief, MSC, the Logistics Officer, will be responsible for the following duties:
• Coordinate all Mission-level logistics operations activities within Mission area with Service Delivery Management, Supply Chain Management and Operations and Resource Management.
•Develops, prepares, coordinates, and monitors overall logistic support plans including logistics forecasting, supply schedules, priorities or requirements, and resolution of urgent operational needs.
•In accordance with the priorities laid down by Chief MSC / CORM, coordinate prioritization and tasking of all air, land and maritime transport assets for the movement by air, water or surface of personnel and cargo in consultation with MAOC and JMCC
•Maintain a strong liaison with FHQ Operations Support branch, provide them technical advice on support operations matters, when required; review and provide recommendations to Chief MSC on the “Service Support” part of the draft OPOs, OPLANs, FRAGOs or WARNOs from the Military and Police components, ensuring they are in line with the existing guidelines and policies and are within the Mission Support capabilities and capacities before the documents are officially released.
•Assists the Chief MSC in the development of policy and procedures for logistics support in the Mission.
•Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs also in planning and preparation of policy documents, guidance, and SOPs
•Advises senior management on logistics management, structures, and staffing levels to ensure that they are always adequate to meet the requirements of the logistics strategy.
•Participate when required, for any Mission level reviews, studies, work groups, or planning teams etc.
•Organizes and chairs logistics meetings, and maintains liaison with Force and Police HQs and Movement Control Section at Mission Level, to have a clear understanding and coordination of troops/police deployments, rotations, and repatriations
•Develops a training program for logistics staff in coordination with the military component and the various administration sections.
Brief the Chief MSC daily on the status of logistics support and project implementation updates.
•Manages civilian and military Mission Support Centre staff reporting to him; Evaluates staff performance, interviews/evaluates candidates for job openings.
•Carries out regular liaison with the Planning and Information & Reporting Units of MSC, to share and coordinate the inflow of information and fill in the gaps in information received from other sources. Works in close coordination with the Operational Support Managers (OSMs) to provide operational and technical guidance in the performance of their duties and coordinate any required Mission Level coordination of their requirements not available in their AoRs.
• Carry out logistics support coordination with MSD Sections to establish Mission’s priorities and resources allocation within the framework of the overall Mission Support Plan and guidance provided from Mission senior management.
•Performs other related duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics operations and practices. Ability to develop logistics plans, policies, procedures and new programs. Ability to provide technical and procedural advice in a broad range of logistics areas. Ability to develop, maintain and supervise accountability systems for materials, services and contracts 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 efficientlyPlanning & 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
Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff ; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in logistics, transportation management, supply-chain management, Business administration, or related field. A first-level university degree with a relevant combination of two additional years of experience in areas such as transportation or logistics operations/management, supply chain management, etc. may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Work Experience
Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience planning, coordinating and managing multi-functional supply chain and support logistics operations in the field and international environment or related area is required.
Experience in project management of geographically dispersed complex projects is required.
Experience in providing logistics and supply chain support services in a complex, volatile, conflict or post-conflict environment is required.
Experience in international military or UN peacekeeping operations is desirable.
Experience of Mission Strategic Planning and participation in drafting Mission Support contributions to Integrated Strategic Framework, Mission Concept, MSD Annual Support Plan and Military/Police CONOPS is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French 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 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.
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