SUPPLY ASSISTANT, Job Opening
Application deadline 1 year ago: Monday 13 Sep 2021 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a FS-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as Field Service. It usually requires 8 years of experience, depending on education. More about FS-5 contracts and their salaries.
Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Centralized Warehouse & Life Support/Supply Chain Management, Camp Faouar, Syria. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Section, Centralized Warehouse & Life Support
Responsibilities Within the limits of delegated authority, the Supply Assistant will carry out the following duties:
- Receive authorized on-line requisitions for supply items from Chiefs of Section and Heads of Units; verify the requisitions and issue in accordance with Sections/Units monthly requirements; ensure that supplies are issued to requesting offices/Sections as per approved requisitions without delay.
- Monitor supply stocks in the warehouse;
- Conduct regular stock taking of expendable items in the supply warehouse and prepare reports on discrepancies observed;
- Inform of expendable items in the supply warehouse and prepare reports on discrepancies observed;
- Inform Supply Officers on supplies which require stock replenishment in a timely manner;
- Ensure that items in the supply warehouse are arranged in an orderly manner;
- Plan well in advance on expected delivery of supplies in order to maintain adequate storage facilities for in-coming goods;
- Implement Quality Control/Assurance to ensure the contractual terms, costs and schedules are met.
- Assist in raising requisitions for services and items required by the supply stores;
- Assist Receipt and Inspection Unit (R&I) in receiving and inspecting goods delivered by vendors and managed by the Life Supply Section;
- Process internal R&I reports for goods in the supply stores and forward to R&I unit for processing records of the goods in Umoja, and issue to end users according to established procedures;
- Update stock cards for acquired products;
- Assist in weekly reconciliation of receipt and issues in order to confirm that nothing is being misappropriated;
- Conduct periodic inventory verification of UN non-expendable property and attractive property managed by supply stores and update records in Umoja by processing issue vouchers to individual/end users of UN property for purpose of transparency and accountability;
- Assist with ensuring implementation of the internal control systems including accounting, report and maintenance of all electronic/hardcopy records to ensure proper audit trail.
- Prepare write-off requests for property which is lost, obsolete or damaged;
- Receive technical evaluation report on damaged property or property which has become obsolete and raise request for write-off in the Umoja system to facilitate submission to the Local Property Survey Board (LPSB) by claims office;
- Ensure that property approved for write-off and disposal is handed over to the Property Disposal Unit (PDU) in a timely manner;
- Participate in the acquisition and the drafting of preliminary specifications for requirements; participate in the preparation of technical evaluation committees and presentations to Local Committee on Contracts.
Perform other related work as required.
Competencies - Professionalism: Practical knowledge of supply management, inventory management or logistics support with good understanding of field support operations, program/contract execution and administration; good understanding of internal procurement policies, practices and procedures; proven analytical skills, including ability to research and analyze data and develop recommendations and plans; 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; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Planning& 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.
Education High school or equivalent diploma is required. Technical certificate in at least two of the following areas: procurement/contract management, inventory management, project and supply management is desirable.
Work Experience A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in supply services, inventory management, procurement, logistics, project management or related area is required. Experience in supporting supply service of international peacekeeping or military operations is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice - This position is temporary. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
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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