Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Mission Support Centre of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), duty station Mogadishu. The incumbent reports to the Chief Plans Unit in the Mission Support Center.Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer at this level will be responsible for the following duties:
• Drafts and coordinates inputs to logistics reports, presentations, briefing notes, and other information documents required by the management, including inputs required by the UNHQ.
• Reviews mission Logistics Plan on various projects and updates/edits relevant documents as required as directed by Head of Unit or Section Chief.
• Assists other sections and legal staff with SOPs and guidelines, compacts and Supporting Implementation Agreement (SIA) documents, up-dating to reflect any changes to strategic/operational focus.
• Develops drafts, diagrams, presentations in all manner of platforms – power points, excel, word, etc .
• Drafts and coordinates logistics plans and other documents supporting the implementation of logistics operations, including updating the mission’s SIA documents as directed by Head of Unit or Section Chief.
• Plans and coordinates UNSOS logistics support to military, police, security and substantive components of the mission, including UNSOM and SSF, in extra-ordinary operations/taskings.
• Coordinates and provides logistics support to ongoing air, land, sea, or rail operations in the area.
• Identifies, mobilizes resources, implements and reports on special logistics operations.
• Liaises and coordinates logistics support with other units within the Mission Support Division, such as
transportation, communications, movement control and procurement, and outside MSD with security
and substantive offices.
• Coordinates logistics requirements with other UN and other organizations in the Mission such as OCHA and UNMAS, and Host Government entities.
• Liaises and coordinates logistics support with UNHQ.
• Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning
and that all relevant records are maintained.
• Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
• 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.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Planning and 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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in logistics, business administration, public, administration, engineering, or other relevant field. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five (05) years of progressively responsible experience in surface and/or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area is required.
Prior logistics experience in peacekeeping operations is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) 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.
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.
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