Logistics officer

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he principle role of the Logistics Officer is to assist the Chief SCM with the overall management of the SCM service in MSD. This entails as a minimum the SCM technical and logistical support to all clients by planning, coordinating, and consulting for the delivery of supply chain services. This includes supporting administrative functions such as management of personnel (staff) and budgetary resources required to implement MSD and SCM workplans and objectives, management and monitoring of Supply Chain performance metrics and collection of Business Intelligence and other data for Supply Chain decision making. The post of the Logistics Officer in the office of Chief SCM is located in Bamako, Mali; however, the incumbent could be deployed to other duty stations within Mali.Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

-Exercises coordinating managerial control over all logistics support required by SCM.
-Contributes to the development, preparation, coordination and monitoring of the overall SCM support plans, including logistics forecasting, supply schedules, priorities or requirements, and resolution of
urgent operational needs.
-Develops, prepares and contributes to SOPs, Policies, MSD and Mission support plans.
-Assists the Chief SCM in the development of policy and procedures for logistics support in the Mission.
-Provides and coordinates logistics support to military, police, security and substantive components of the Mission.
-Drafts and coordinates logistics plans and other correspondence supporting the implementation of logistics operations as directed by the Chief SCM.
-Drafts and coordinates inputs to logistics reports, supply chain performance metrics and business intelligence reports, presentations, briefing notes, and other information documents required by the
management, including inputs required by UN Headquarters (HQ).
-Liaises and coordinates logistics support with the other Services in MSD, and also Mission components outside of MSD.
-Briefs the Chief SCM on a daily basis on the operations and critical tasks.
-Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.
-Advises Chief SCM on SCM structures and staffing levels to ensure that they are commensurate with operational and any overarching UNHQ and/or UN Global Service Centre (GSC) driven requirements.
-Leads logistics reconnaissance missions to various field locations to monitor logistics support improvement.
-Organizes and chairs logistics meetings.
-Contributes to the development of training programmes for SCM staff as directed by Chief SCM.
-Assists with the monitoring of the status of critical inventory materials/goods, especially fast moving stock items.
-Performs other related duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

Counterparts in DPO, DOS, and DMSPC at UNHQ; UNGSC Supply Chain Management service; Regional Administrative Officers (RAO); Chiefs Finance/Budget, and Human Resources Officers; Chief MSC/ORM. Where required, this interaction will also be with the MSD Service Chiefs.

Results Expected:

Effectively manages and coordinates complex logistics and administrative support operations in a field mission. Sets and achieves logistics policy goals and objectives. Provides sound advice on a wide range of complex issues and problems. Establishes effective collaboration and partnerships with officials at all levels inside and outside the organization. Effectively guides and supports staff in meeting their objectives and outputs.Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of supply chain operations, more specifically operational logistics and practices. Ability to develop logistics plans, policies, procedures and new programmes. Ability to provide technical and procedural advice in a broad range of logistics areas. Ability to develop, maintain and supervise accountability systems for materials, services and contracts management. 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.

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

Client Orientation: considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clientEducation

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in logistics, business administration, engineering, or a related field is required. A first-level university degree with an additional two years of experience in areas such as movement control, supply chain functions of procurement, acquisition management and warehousing, and/or logistics operations/management etc. may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in project management (PRINCE2 or equivalent) is desirable. Certification in supply chain management (SCOR-P, CSCP or equivalent) is desirable.Work Experience

Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in planning, coordinating and managing multi-functional supply chain and/or support logistics operations in the field and international environment or related area is required.
Experience in Supply Chain planning, Supply Chain Business Intelligence reporting, drafting logistics reports, developing logistics plans, policies and Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) is required.
Experience in providing logistics and supply chain support services in a complex, volatile, conflict or post-conflict environment is required.
Experience within the context of a humanitarian relief, logistics operations in military, emergency management, peacekeeping or disaster relief operation is desirable.
Experience in international military or UN peacekeeping operations is desirable.
Experience utilizing Business Objects in SAP is desirable.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the advertised position, fluency in oral and written English and French are required.Assessment

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

The appointment or assignment and renewal thereofare subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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