CHIEF ACQUISITION PLANNING OFFICER (Cancelled)
Application deadline 8 months ago: Thursday 3 Feb 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a P-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 10 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 157,545 USD and 197,439 USD.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in Nairobi, in the Acquisition Management Section of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). The incumbent reports to the Chief, Supply Chain Management Service.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Chief Acquisition Planning Officer is responsible for the following duties:
- Manages the Acquisition Management Section; administers, monitors and tracks the upstream aspects of the Mission’s supply chain to ensure that a continuous supply of goods and services are available to meet operational requirements, and monitors overall supply chain plans including demand and source plans in the strategic, tactical and operational time horizons.
- Coordinates with Technical Units and the Procurement Section to prepare a detailed supply chain plan in alignment with the budget and maintains the plan in the planning system.
- Monitors the supply chain plan and ensures that specifications / SOWs are made available and procurement action is timely initiated by raising relevant requisitions (shopping carts) for goods, services and freight.
- Monitors and tracks budget allocation and recommends adjustments in consultation with senior management and the Chief Budget and Finance Officer (CBFO).
- Coordinates with major stakeholders and clients on matters concerning supply chain priorities, requisitioning, inventory, prepositioning and distribution of goods and services.
- Makes recommendations to improve the efficiency and optimal use of supply chain resources and cost-effective logistics support to all mission components.
- Coordinates with the Mission Support Centre in implementing the policy direction given by mission management and translates it into supply chain support plans and activities in order to meet the requirements of the mission.
- Provides integrated, timely and accurate reports for all stakeholders on the state of the mission’s upstream supply chain.
- Prepares reports which allow for timely decision-making to minimize supply chain gaps and ensures effective reordering and rationalization of inventory levels.
- Develops and implements an overall supply chain process including forecasting, replenishment schedules, priorities and other requirements in consultation with all mission components.
- Acts as Certifying Officer, as/when required, and may be required to chair or be a member of administrative and financial bodies.
- Manages and coordinates all multifunctional support supply chain issues between UN Headquarters, mission components and other UN and non-UN entities to ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness of support operations.
- Acts as the principal liaison between the mission and Headquarters for supply chain matters and coordinates day-to-day support of supply chain operations.
- Ensures that supply chain activities take account of gender-specific needs.
Performs other related 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas 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 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.
Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow. Empowers others to translate vision into results. Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives. Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support. Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions. Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo. Shows the courage to take unpopular stands.
Empowering others: Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work; encourages others to set challenging goals; holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility; genuinely values all staff members’ input and expertise; shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; involves others when making decisions that affect them.
Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in supply chain, business administration, public administration, engineering, logistics or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience might be accepted in lieu of advanced degree.
Work Experience A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience in planning, coordinating and/or managing multi-functional supply chain and logistics support operations in military, commercial or international organizations is required.
Experience in managing supply chains or logistics in an international environment, in particular in support of or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or in a comparable international organization, is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English, (both oral and written) is required.
Assessment Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.
Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
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.
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