Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in Nairobi in the Acquisition Management Section of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia. The incumbent reports to Chief, Acquisition Management Section.
Within delegated authority, the Logistics Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Identifies all routine logistics transportation requirements within the mission, prepares, implements and controls appropriate methods to cater for them, ensuring optimal utilization of available resources. Provides logistical and operational support to mission clients in terms of lifeline commodities and services such as fuel and rations in coordination with the mission logistics supply section/unit.
Participates in generating an effective and efficient logistics planning and coordination with all Mission logistics related stakeholders and clients.
Reviews Mission’s logistics implementation plan and operational directives to develop effective deployment plans and prioritization for goods and passenger movements to mission location.
Participates and ensures the development of logistics emergency, contingency plans and identifies ways to overcome obstacles when delivering goods
Assists in forecasting the logistics requirements in the near and medium terms based on changing priorities and emergencies as related to the assigned categories, provides advance information of such requirements to the concerned stakeholders;
Monitors mission requisitions of the assigned categories to ensure purchase requests are based on forecasted acquisition plan;
Liaises with counterparts in other Missions and/or UNGSC on items availability prior to making decision to acquire new items either for replacement or additional requirement;
Reviews acquisitions actions and monitors status of acquisition processes for all commodities and services of assigned categories including a full range of procurement and other supply chain matters and identifies ways to overcome obstacles when delivering goods. This includes liaising with mission technical units on the planning and coordination of transportation requirements, service contract requirements and maintenance plans of assigned services, consolidation of inbound deliveries, ensuring that adequate lead times and sourcing options are taken into account in all requisitions.
Liaises with relevant sections with respect to the status of implementation of the acquisition plan and assists in the preparation of quarterly progress reports providing updates regarding the implementation of the mission’s acquisition plan and timely submission thereof to UNGSC;
Implements the mission policies and procedures, Standard Operating procedures (SOPs), guidelines and instructions governing the acquisition planning and requisitioning process;
•Ensures proper storage of items in warehouse or transit.
•Conducts regular inventories of assets under their responsibility.
•Conducts verification mission to clients to monitor authorized use of supplies and assets.
•Assists in the process of assets disposal, including hazardous waste, through applicable methods, in compliance High school diploma or equivalent is required.
•Performs any other duties as assigned.
Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics operations and/or related fields. 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.
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: 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.
High school diploma or equivalent is required. Technical or vocational certificate in logistics, transportation, supply management, business administration or related fields is desirable.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in supply chain management or logistics operations or related field is required.
Experience in acquisition planning and formulating demand plans for at least last two years is desirable.
Experience in assets management is desirable.
Experience in providing logistics and supply chain support services to or in an international environment is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
• This position is temporarily available until 30 June 2020. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• 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.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• 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.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• 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.
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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