Logistics OFFICER

  • Full Time
  • Africa

United Nations


Department/Office: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: GOMA
Posting Period: 21 March 2023 – 19 April 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Logistics and Supply Chain-MONUSCO-204883-R-Goma (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in the Mission Support Centre of the Operations and Resources Management Pillar in the Mission Support Division. The Logistics Officer will be based in Goma and will report directly to the Chief Mission Support Centre. The focus of this position is to assist Chief MSC as the focal point for the effective collection, analysis, management and reporting of all logistical support information for enabling implementation of the mission mandate and for decision support to Senior Management.

Under the guidance of the Chief of MSC and within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer, will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provides effective and timely planning, oversight, management and coordination of logistics support operations.
• Integrates and monitors the implementation of logistics support plans at assigned field missions.
• Liaises between field missions and Headquarters staff on logistics matters and coordinates day-to-day support of logistics operations.
• Plans and co-ordinates logistics support to new, sustaining, expanding, contracting and liquidating peacekeeping operations and other field missions and other peacekeeping operations.
• Under guidance and/or delegation by the respective CMSC plans, establishes and directs a fully integrated, field mission joint logistics operations center in accordance with existing UN directives; provides effective management and successful coordination of logistics support activities of multi-national civilian, military and interdepartmental staff.
• Manages logistics field operations.
• Maintains a strong liaison with the FHQ, FPU Coordinator and MSD Sections operations officers and coordinates technical advice on support services elements of draft OPOs, OPLANs, FRAGOs or WARNOs from the Military and Police Components ensuring there are in line with the existing guidelines and within the existing Mission support capabilities and capacities.
• Participates in or leads technical survey missions and verification missions to troop contributing countries, or for any mission reviews, studies, work groups or information gathering teams for mission restructuring, transformation, consolidation, or withdrawal etc.
• Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
• Develops plans and procedures for assessing material, staff, troops and their movements, planning and costing of
operational budgets.
• Carries out regular liaison with the Operations & Coordination and Planning Units of the MSC, to share and coordinate the inflow of information and fill in the gaps in information received from other sources. Works in coordination with the Operational Support Managers (OSMs) to gather, collect and collate and maintain updated logistics information repository on all major projects, deployed capabilities, and capacities both UNOE and COE to support decision making whenever required.
• Mentor new/junior officers.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics operations and practices. Knowledge of methods to effectively collect, collate, analyze and interpret logistics information both for strategic and operational purposes. 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.

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.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff ; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in logistics, business administration, public administration, engineering, or other relevant field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in surface and/or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area is required.

Experience in conducting information and data gathering, analysis, visualization and reporting on complex operational and cross-cutting matters involving several functional areas/sections is required.

Experience in developing logistics plans, policies, procedures, and new strategies and providing technical and procedural advice in a broad range of logistics areas is desirable.

Experience in providing logistics and supply chain support services in a complex, volatile, conflict or post-conflict or natural disaster environments is desirable.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is an advantage.

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

Special Notice
This job opening is to identify the most qualified candidate for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). Candidates endorsed by the FCRB but not selected will be placed on the Logistics Officer, P-4 roster. The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) within 14 days of the conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for field mission vacancies open only to roster members. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.

Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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