|Posting Title:||Logistics Officer, P3|
|Job Code Title:||LOGISTICS OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Support Office in Somalia|
|Posting Period:||13 December 2020 – 11 January 2021|
|Job Opening Number:||20-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNSOS-145219-R-Mogadishu (M)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
The incumbent will report directly to the Chief, Joint Support Operations Center (JSOC), the Mission Support Centre (MSC), Operations and Resources Management Pillar (ORM). This position is located in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer, will be responsible for the following duties:
•Coordinates and provides logistics support to ongoing air, land and sea operations in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) area of Operations.
•Identifies, mobilizes resources, implements and reports on special logistics operations, assigned tasks and routine activities.
•Provides and coordinates logistics support to military, police, civilian components of AMISOM and other components of the mission.
•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 sections 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, and Host Government entities.
•Liaises and coordinates logistics support with the United Nations Headquarters (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.
•Ensures that supervised staff are adequately trained, cross trained; identifies additional training needs to achieve high working standards.
•Guides and supervises new/junior staff.
•Performs other related duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of the Organization’s rules and regulations pertaining to administrative and logistics functions. Demonstrates use of initiative and ability to make appropriate linkages in work requirements and anticipate next steps. 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 a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in logistics, business administration, public administration, engineering or other relevant field is required. A first-level university degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in surface and/or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations or related area.
Experience in drafting High quality, accurate documents in English and briefing senior officials on complex and multidimensional issues under tight deadlines is required.
Experience in working on conflict post-conflict logistics issues in a large peacekeeping mission or similar setting is desirable
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat, for the post advertised, fluency in English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
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.
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