LOGISTICS ASSISTANT

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Mission Support Centre (MSC) of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), based in Jowhar. The Logistics Assistant reports to the Regional Administrative Officer for day to day activities and also takes direction from Deputy Chief Joint Support Operations Centre (JSOC), MSC on operational matters.

Responsibilities Within the delegated authority, the Logistics Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

LOGISTICS SUPPORT and COORDINATION a. 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. b. Participates in generating an effective and efficient logistics planning and coordination with all Mission logistics related stakeholders and clients. c. Reviews Mission’s logistics implementation plan and operational directives to develop effective deployment plans and prioritization for goods and passenger movements to mission location. d. Participates and ensures the development of logistics emergency, contingency plans and identifies ways to overcome obstacles when delivering goods.

TRANSPORT/MOVEMENT MANAGEMENT a. Coordinates the provision of ad-hoc transportation requirements including staff movement for duty purposes, and troop deployment/rotations. b. Coordinates and ensures assignments for the cooperative use of vehicles and equipment with contingents and other UN agencies. c. Researches and analyses operational usage and performance trends, legal, administrative, and legislative requirements, supports the development of training for staff and other mission personnel as required. d. Prepares documentation for review of mission asset holdings including vehicles, for senior management review and decision making. e. Completes periodic reports and documentation regarding provision of logistics support. f. Ensures regions are fully supported with the all parts and materials as needed in coordination with the other support sections and regional hubs as necessary.

ASSET MANAGEMENT a. Ensures proper storage of items in warehouse or transit. b. Ensures timely issuance and delivery of material / spare parts needed for mission clients. c. Conducts regular inventories of assets under their responsibility. d. Assists in the process of assets disposal, including hazardous waste, through applicable methods, in compliance with all UN international and local regulations, rules and requirements.

Competencies Professionalism: Sound knowledge of international logistics operations. 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.

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.

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 diploma or equivalent is required.

Job - Specific Qualification A valid Driver's license, including the ability to operate a manual-transmission light vehicle in 4x4 conditions, is required.

Technical or vocational certificate in logistics, transportation or asset management is desirable.

Work Experience A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in remote logistics operations, supply, supply-chain management, or large-scale fleet management or asset management or related area is required.

Prior logistics experience in UN Common System field operations and /or in comparable International Organizations is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, 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.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

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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