SUPPLY ASSISTANT

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UNFICYP - United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

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This is a G-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education. More about G-6 contracts.

Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, Nicosia. The incumbent will report to Chief of Service Delivery Section or his/her designated.

Responsibilities •Receives requests and allocates approved requests for supplies and/or equipment to various departments, sections, or missions. •Makes periodic surveys, ensure appropriate use of UN supplies and/or equipment. •Communicates with the managers to understand their supply needs and coordinates the ordering and delivering of supplies accordingly. •Replenishes stock with supplies and/or equipment and ensures that these items are securely and properly stored. •Advises on purchase schedules considering needs for anticipated replacement of, and replacement programmes for, existing supplies, and/or equipment. •Conducts receiving and inspection formalities for incoming items; makes necessary arrangements to return damaged or defective items. •Liaises with UN departments and vendors involved with the transfer of supplies, items and/or equipment from outside locations. •Assists with initiating requisitions, verifying funding, performing technical evaluations, providing comparative reports of proposed bids, providing preliminary recommendations of successful bids and certifying invoices for payment. •Analyses and suggests improvement to the efficient operation of supply operations. •Analyses trends on usage, costs, stocking levels, etc. and prepares periodic reports and other statistical information. •Assists in providing detailed specifications for new equipment acquisitions and in making suggestions for adapting existing equipment to new environs. •Assists in taking physical inventories of UN property and in investigating and reconciling discrepancies. •Assists in devising systems contract Requests for Proposals (RFPs). •Provides training and advises on supply related matters. •Supervises staff within Unit. •Performs other duties as required.

Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of policies, practices and regulations on management of supplies, purchasing and logistics and ability to apply them in an organizational environment. Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports on a wide variety of data. Knowledge of the Organization's financial rules and regulations, as well as budgetary, administrative procedures, policies and directives, with respect to specialized tasks in supply management, logistics and transport 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.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience At least seven (07) years of progressively responsible experience in inventory and supply management, property management, logistics, procurement, warehousing, administrative services, or related area is required.

Experience working in an international organization is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post fluency in English is required.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice Applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Republic of Cyprus), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance 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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