Logistics Assistant

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UN MINUSMA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

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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.

• Timely, responsive, client-oriented and high-quality logistics services rendered to MINUSMA in view of a timely and effective implementation of the Mission’s mandate. • Information is registered, stored, and handled diligently and timely through a reliable and well-maintained logging and tracking system. • Efficient communication and workflow is maintained between MSC and other Mission components. • Administrative requests are handled in a timely manner in accordance with UN procedures, rules and regulations. • Mission Support Sections are timely and diligently performed. • Other administrative responsibilities, including the logistical aspect of visits, arranging meetings, logistical support, in coordination with various

Under the direct supervision of the Mission Support Center Logistics Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Act as the logistics coordinating link between clients such as Military, Police, Substantive components at Mission or Regional level and Logistics teams within Mission Support Sections, Regional Administrative Officers (RAOs) and MSC at Mission HQ. • Assist with the preparation of logistics and support plans, deployment timelines and budget requirements for ongoing military and police deployments and redeployments, and other Mission support activities. Helps to develop and implement methodologies and tools to enable effective execution of logistics plans. • Plan, coordinate, monitor and report all logistics tasks as per the priorities set by the Senior Mission Management. • Contributes towards the management of logistics operations, including management of logistics assets, material, and support projects. • Ensures timely, accountable and cost-effective delivery support service to all Mission components. • Helps to ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.

• Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender; • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse back-grounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;

Knowledge of logistics operations and several years of progressively responsible experience, including at least five (5) years in Logistics or related fields.

Bamako is a non-family duty station with a difficult security and working environment. Mali is a non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable in Bamako, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. Adequate housing is available for rent at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA (April 2020 exchange rate was 1 US$ = 545 FCFA). Visa credit cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for specialized medication. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.

Added 11 months ago - Updated 10 months ago - Source: unv.org