Posting Title:LOGISTICS OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title:LOGISTICS OFFICER
Department/Office:United Nations Logistic Base
Duty Station:BRINDISI
Posting Period:22 April 2020 – 21 May 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNLB-134798-R-Brindisi (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical logistics, geospatial, information and telecommunications technologies services as well as training to peacekeeping and special political missions around the world

The position is located within the Strategic Deployment Stocks (SDS) Unit, part of the Supply Chain Service, UNGSC, Brindisi.. The position incumbent reports directly to the Chief of Unit. The principle role of the Logistics Officer is to assist in the daily and longer-term management of the strategic deployment stocks including defining the composition, maintaining records and providing accurate reports as required. The position oversees 1-2 general service staff in the performance of their duties.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer at this level will be responsible for the following duties:
•Coordinates and provides management expertise to Strategic Deployment Stock operations
•Identifies, mobilizes resources, implements and reports on special logistics operations.
•Provides and coordinates logistics support to missions and other entities.
•Drafts and coordinates logistics plans and other documents supporting the implementation of logistics operations, as directed by Head of Unit or Section Chief.
•Drafts and coordinates inputs to logistics reports, presentations, briefing notes, and other information documents required by the management, including inputs required by the UNHQ.
•Liaises and coordinates logistics support with other units within the Global Support Centre, such as Planning and Sourcing Support Section, Central Warehousing Unit and Service for Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies, and outside UNGSC with missions and DOS stakeholders.
•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.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of supply chain operations, more specifically operational logistics and practices. Ability to develop logistics plans, policies, procedures and new programmes. 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 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in logistics, Supply Chain, business administration, public administration, engineering, or other relevant field.

A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of (5) years of progressively responsible experience in surface and/or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area is required.
Experience in planning, coordinating and managing multi-functional supply chain or support logistics operations in a field mission or international environment is required.
Experience in drafting logistics reports, developing logistics plans, policies and Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) and analyzing data is desirable
Experience in providing logistics and supply chain support services in a complex, conflict or post-conflict environment, peacekeeping or disaster relief operation is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. A working knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

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.

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds

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.

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.

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