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Posting Title:SUPPLY ASSISTANT, G5
Job Code Title:SUPPLY ASSISTANT
Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:05 November 2019 – 04 December 2019
Job Opening Number:19-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNIFIL-126115-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the requisitioning Unit / Acquisition Management Section, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the head of requisitioning unit or his/her designate.

Responsibilities

Receives authorized on-line requisitions for stores’ supplies from Chiefs of Section and Heads of Units; verifies requisitions in accordance with sections’/units’ monthly requirements. Ensures that supplies are issued to requesting offices/sections as per approved requisitions without delay.
Monitors stock of supplies in the stores; conducts regular stock taking of expendable items in the supply stores; informs the supervisor on discrepancies observed and on supplies which require stock replenishment in a timely manner. Ensures that items in the supply stores are arranged in an orderly manner and ensures that supplies are issued to requestors before expiration date of the products.
Assists in raising requisitions for services and items required by the supply Stores; coordinates with offices and sections about the requests received. 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 Supply Unit. Processes internal R&I reports for goods in the Supply Stores and forwards to R&I Unit for processing records of the goods in the system and issue to end users according to established procedures.
Participates in the acquisition and the drafting of preliminary specifications for requirements; participates in the preparation of technical evaluation committees and presentations to Local Committee on Contracts.
Selects correct items from the Material Master when raising shopping carts in order to buy items from catalogues related to global or regional systems contracts;
Interacts with internal stakeholders, such as the technical units within Service Delivery and Supply Chain Services/Sections, to obtain technical specifications, e.g. Statements of Work (SOWs), Terms of Reference (TOR), etc. for various services and commodities not available from existing stock or systems contracts, ensuring completeness of the requirement and technical evaluation criteria;
Identifies issues and implements solutions as instructed by the supervisor.
Assists in preparing a variety of monthly, yearly and ad hoc inventory reports of the field mission’s property.
Maintains updates and ensures accuracy and completeness of computer database recording requisition details, purchase orders, delivery and other supply related actions and monitors reports. Familiarizes new staff with respect to work requirements and applicable UN guidelines and office procedures.
Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

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.

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 the 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.

Education

High School diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in inventory and supply management, property management, logistics, procurement, warehousing, administrative services or related area is required.
Experience working in UN field mission or UN agency is desirable.

Languages

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. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

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.

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.

Above texts are copied from United Nations Official Web Page (careers.un.org) 
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