Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Life Support Section, General Supply Unit in United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Chief General Supply Unit.Responsibilities
- Receives authorized on-line requisitions for stores’ supplies from Chiefs of Section and Heads of Units.
- Assists in verifying the requisitions in accordance with sections’/units’ monthly requirements.
- Assists in monitoring stock of supplies in the stores; assists in conducting regular stock taking of expendable items in the supply stores.
- Assist in developing technical specifications and scope of requirements for acquisition of goods and services.
- Participate in technical evaluation of offers received from Procurement Section.
- Assist in establishment of appropriate stock levels (minimum, maximum, reorder levels, order quantity).
- Perform market research to obtain quotations for Low Value Purchases when required.
- Prepare and submit camp access for the vendors, renewal of vendors ID cards.
- Ensure availability of items in stock and inform supervisor on any shortfall or low stock levels.
- Prepare and submit camp access for the vendors, renewal of vendors ID cards. Escort vendors to the camp when delivering items.
- Assists in raising requisitions for services and items required by the supply Stores; liaises with offices and sections about the requests received.
- Follows-up and provides updates of requisition status on a regular basis.
- Assists Receipt and Inspection Unit (R&I) in receiving and inspecting goods delivered by vendors and managed by Life Support Unit. Processes internal R&I reports for goods in the Supply Stores.
- Assists in conducting periodic inventory of UN Non-Expendable property and attractive property managed by Supply stores and updates records in the system by processing issue vouchers to individual end users of UN property for purpose of transparency and accountability.
- Assists in preparing write-off requests for property, which is lost, obsolete or damaged in the system.
- Identifies issues and implements solutions as instructed by the supervisor.
- Generates relevant status reports.
- Maintains and monitors relevant databases (e.g., stock levels of various supply items).
- Provides advice on technical matters to the supervisor.
- Organizes, and maintains contract files and Section's manuals.
- Performs other 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
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.
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.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
A minimum of (03) years of progressively responsible experience in inventory and supply management, logistics, finance or related area is required.
Experience with ERP systems is desirable.
Experience in using Microsoft tools (Word, Excel, Power point, etc.) 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
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
Recruitment against this position is on a local basis; applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Lebanon), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. If you fulfill the visa and work permit stipulations for Lebanon, please specify in your cover letter and attach a copy of your visa and
work permit under "Attachments" of your application in Inspira.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance 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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