Rations Assistant

MONUSCO - United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Application deadline in 10 days: Tuesday 18 May 2021

Contract

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.

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Chief Rations Unit through the Rations Operations Officer the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Monitor contractors’ performance;
  • Examine, verify and review the contract terms in respect of food rations items supplied by the contractors to ensure that they respects terms and conditions;
  • Perform quality control and quality assurance for all work and/or services provided by the contractor;
  • Monitor shipments of incoming containers and inspect the rations on arrival, including accompanying documentation as required, i.e., health and safety certifications to conform to UN Standard.
  • Conduct regular inspections/site visits at contractor's facility (warehouse & vehicles) to check cleanliness, validation and warranty of fresh, frozen and dry items and subsequent submission of reports to Chief Rations Unit;
  • Conduct follow-up inspections to ensure compliance with directives/instructions given during previous inspections;
  • Conduct scheduled and unannounced inspections at all unit/contingent's rations stores, reefers, kitchens and dining halls to ensure compliance with ration management guidelines and procedures, hygienic and safety standards of both food handlers and equipment;
  • Conduct periodic inspections at sub-contracted local bakeries and suppliers to ascertain compliance with hygienic and quality standards of products provided to military units/contingents;
  • Assist food officers (contingents) in resolving ration quality complaints;
  • Participate in regular training programs, i.e., Electronic Rations Management System Training, food seminars and food conferences for contingent's food officers organized by rations unit or locally by Sector Rations Unit.
  • Provide suggestions and solutions on quality problems revealed and provide input to the reports;
  • Monitor the cold chain used by the contractor so that food is stored in acceptable conditions of storing;
  • Monitor and advice accordingly on pest control in the contractor’s facility;
  • Perform other related functions as assigned by the Chief of Unit.

Qualifications/Requirements

Required degree level:

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

Technical training in food rations inspection, operations and contract administration is essential.

Required experience:

36 Months

Experience remark:

At least 3 years of experience in food industry (production, processing, management, supply) progressively responsible experience in food storage, delivery standards, and quality control is essential.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

Area of expertise:

Inventory, asset and warehouse management, Logistics and supply management

Area of expertise details:

- Proficient in various MS office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and the ability to generate ad hoc electronic documents, spreadsheets and databases.

- A good command of spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of French is an advantage. For candidates with no knowledge of French, refer to point 13.

- At least 3 years of experience in food industry (production, processing, management, supply) progressively responsible experience in food storage, delivery standards, and quality control is essential;

Driving license:

Yes

Competencies values:

Client Orientation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 18-05-2021

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