Fuel Officer

UNMISS - United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016), 2392 (Dec. 2017), 2406 (Mar. 2018), 2459 (Mar. 2019), 2514 (Mar. 2020), 2567 (Mar. 2021), 2625 (Mar. 2022).

Under the general supervision and guidance of the Chief Fuel Unit, the Fuel Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist and support in the review of the fuel stock holdings and forecast product requirements ensuring that each assigned location maintains an adequate reserves and operational stocks at all times.
  • Operating Electronic Fuel Monitoring System (EFMS) and monitoring of ground and aviation fuels in accordance with mission policy and procedures.
  • Support the mission’s fuel quality control, safety and maintenance activities in assigned location.
  • Ensure daily testing of aviation fuels and ground fuels as per ASTM, API, IATA, JIG Standards and Specifications, and other international test methods.
  • Inspect state fuel points weekly/ monthly and prepare periodic reports on quality assurance issues.
  • Support fuel operations according to the mission policy, procedures and assist with the technical evaluation of proposals.
  • Ensure that Fuel Contractor’s fuel equipment are maintained and calibrated and records maintained.
  • Support the Mission Fuel Plan and the Unit’s work programme.
  • Using EFMS, review fuel consumption/ usage by vehicles, aircraft, generators, locations, and contingents for possible fraud or misappropriation and report all anomalies in fuel consumption to the supervisor immediately.
  • Validate fuel requests, issue and receive fuel and ensure proper accounting of POL products at assigned locations.
  • Assist with drafting of requisitions, monitoring expenditures and process invoices and receipt of POL at field fuel installations, carry out preventative maintenance and repair of mission fuel equipment.
  • Ensure that Fuel Contractor’s fuel equipment are maintained and calibrated and records maintained.
  • Ensure environmental policies are adhered to, including fire and safety standards.
  • When working with national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training for capacity building.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

• Integrity and professionalism • Accountability • Planning, effective organizational and problem-solving skills • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Communication • Flexibility and willingness to live and work in hazardous and remote places • Commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity, and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

the operation of field fuel installations and fuel handling procedures.

At least five years of experience in fuel contract or accounting administration is required.

Experience in maintenance/ repair of fuel equipment in UN peacekeeping or other field operation is desirable.

Ability to train other staff is desirable.

Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and other IT applications and office technology equipment.

Have affinity with interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN system.

Living conditions vary between UNMISS duty stations. Each duty station where UNMISS has a field presence has basic residential camp facilities, which includes running water and electricity. Candidates should be aware that accommodation may be austere with the possibility of water shortages and power blackouts. On arrival in Juba accommodation will be on a share basis. Ablutions will also be shared. As the accommodation situation improves single unit accommodation, with an attached ablution, should become available in all locations. Hard wall accommodation is available in Juba.

All UNMISS duty stations apart from Entebbe, Uganda are considered non - family duty stations. The security level of UNMISS duty stations is classified by the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) who will brief on arrival. A number of locations in South Sudan are prone to conflict.

Primary health care services (preventive and curative) are provided in 11 United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE) Level-I clinics, 21 Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Level-I clinics, 4 COE Level-II medical facilities within the mission area and the establishment of contractual agreements for Level-III and Level-IIII care outside the mission area. The 4 Level-II facilities available in Juba, Bor, Malakal and Wau, run by the Troop Contributing Countries (TCC), take referrals from the Level-I clinics and provide hospital-based care.

The climate is tropical with a rainy season in many areas, which should normally span from around April to October. Ability to live and work in difficult and harsh conditions is essential.

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