|Posting Title:||CHIEF OF SECTION, SUPPLY (Chief, Life Support), P5|
|Job Code Title:||CHIEF OF SECTION, SUPPLY|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon|
|Posting Period:||05 November 2020 – 19 November 2020|
|Job Opening Number:||20-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNIFIL-143404-R-Naqoura (M)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Service Delivery Management Pillar of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The Chief Life Support Section reports directly to the Chief Service Delivery Management. The Chief Life Support Section manages overall operations and logistical support to all mission components by planning, coordinating and delivering of supply services including management of staff and budgetary resources.
Within delegated authority, the Chief Life Support Section will be responsible for the following duties:
• Manages Life Support and related service issues that affect the field mission, including managing, coordinating and supervising the work of the General Supply Unit, Rations Unit and Fuel Unit.
• Formulates and oversees life support and supplies required by the field mission.
• Coordinates between senior management at Mission, UNHQ, and as applicable, UN Agencies, Programmes and Funds to establish priorities and develop comprehensive life support plans.
• Manages Life Support Section’s input into the acquisition process, e.g., budget formulation, acquisition planning, development of scopes of work, specifications, requisitions, participation in technical evaluations, preparing submissions to Local Committee Contracts (LCC).
• Develops and recommends mission life support operations Results Based Budgeting (RBB) and detailed budget submissions, incorporating all requirements of the various clients, ensuring that funds proposed are adequate to meet support services and needs.
• Monitors high value expenditures and approves requisitions for provision, acquisition, and contracting of services and acquisition of equipment and supplies.
• Initiates and oversees periodic reviews of policies, practices and directives to ensure best practices in life support issues, standards and procedures.
• Liaises with the Acquisition Management Section in the resolution of contractual implementation disputes.
• Develops Life Support Section’s work plans and monitors their implementation.
• Develops, trains, and monitors performance of personnel within the Section. Interviews/evaluates candidates for job openings.
• Performs other related duties as required.
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; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
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.
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision; Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, Supply Chain Management, public administration, law, engineering or related field is required. A first level university degree in combination with professional certification and additional two years of extensive experience in project/contract management, and management or related areas may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in the development, planning, management and support of international commercial operations, military or field missions is required.
Experience in managing logistics supply operations in an international environment is required.
Experience in managing major projects and procurement or global service contract(s) desirable.
Certification in SCOR-P and/or PRINCE 2 is desirable.
Experience in managing highly complex fuel, rations and general supply operations in a conflict or post-conflict environment is desirable.
Experience in planning, deployment or sustaining field operations, is desirable.
Experience in change management is desirable.
Experience in managing support services in support of or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Experience in a Multi-Dimensional Peacekeeping mission is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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 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.
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.
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