UNMOGIP-98658-J-Islamabad

LOGISTICS OFFICER, FS6 (TJO)
UNMOGIP - Islamabad, Pakistan

Posting Title:LOGISTICS OFFICER, FS6 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title:LOGISTICS OFFICER
Department/Office:United Nations Observer Group in India and Pakistan
Duty Station:ISLAMABAD
Posting Period:08 June 2018 – 14 June 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Logistics and Supply Chain-UNMOGIP-98658-J-Islamabad (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) in the Office of the Chief of Mission Support, Islamabad, Pakistan. Islamabad is classified as “D” category and as a non-family duty station. The Logistics Officer will report to the Chief of Mission Support.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer FS-6 will also perform the duty related to Supply Chain and Service Delivery. This job is primarily involved with facility management, property management, furnishing all types of supplies, equipment, material, property, and certain services to the mission in the areas of life support (Fuel, General Supply, etc.), and Medical supplies.

The Logistics Officer is responsible for the following duties: 

Logistics Support: •Prepare logistics and support plans, deployment timelines and budget requirements for planned or new operations; •Develop and implement methodologies and tools to enable effective execution of logistic plans; •Manage logistics operations, including, material and personnel; •Coordinate logistics activities with procurement, finance, humanitarian affairs and other substantive units; •Prepare logistics reports based on accurate and up-to-date information and data received from all relevant counterparts and distribute them according to requirements; •Identify, plan and manage special logistics operations;•Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained; 

Facilities Management: Supervise the provision of mission-wide office and accommodation space in accordance with UN regulations; Provide advice on matters relating to policy and procedures governing management of UNMOGIP residential and office accommodation in the HQ and in the Field Stations; Ensure accountability and proper supervision of any construction and repair within UNMOGIP compound to conform with expected standards and designs.

Procurement, Contracts Management and Budget: Overseeing GSS procurement activities including the preparation of scopes of work, evaluation criteria, technical & financial reviews of proposals; •Prepares Receiving and Inspection (R & I) Reports for submission to Procurement Unit; Endorsing technical evaluations and defending selections to the Committee on Contracts; •Initiate and direct the development of the section’s budget; Monitor and control the section’s budget through regular reviews.

Supply and Support Services: Manages storage locations, conducts inventory analysis for warehouse managed inventories and regularly advises technical units / Senior Inventory Users (former Self Accounting Units) accordingly, coordinates with the inventory management team to ensure timely fulfillment of requirements for movements of goods, visibility of ownership, cycle counting and physical inventory, shelf life monitoring and inventory analysis; •Initiates actions leading to procurement, maintenance and disposal of items; Manages field supply delivery operations.
Other duties: Guide and supervise the work of new/junior officers or staff; Ensure that supervised staff members are adequately trained; 

•Assume responsibilities of certifying officer upon request; •Perform other related tasks 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; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas 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.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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

High school or equivalent diploma or equivalent is required. Certification/diploma or training in a logistics related discipline, i.e. transport, engineering, operations management, supply chain management or other relevant field is desirable.

Work Experience

At least 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience planning, coordinating and/or managing multi-functional supply chain and support logistics operations in the field and/or international environment, is required. Experience in providing logistics and supply chain support services in a complex, volatile, conflict or post-conflict environment is required. Experience within the context of a military, emergency management, peacekeeping or disaster relief operation is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of additional United Nations official language will be desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Notes:

• This Temporary Job Opening is for an initial period of 6 months. Further extensions are subject to availability of funds. Both internal and external candidates are encouraged to apply.
• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.

• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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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