Posting Title: Logistics Officer, P4
Job Code Title: LOGISTICS OFFICER
Duty Station: MULTIPLE
Within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer will be responsible for the following
1. Provide expert advice about logistics support to peace operations, to include
planning and budgeting considerations for the start-up, build-up, surge, sustainment
and liquidation phases; considerations and practices for integration of civilian and
military capabilities; the synchronization of transportation, communications and
information technology, engineering, and medical services; and risk management.
2. Prepare logistics support plans, deployment timelines and budget requirements for
planned or new peacekeeping missions; develop logistics plans for existing missions;
develop contingency plans for drawdown and liquidation of missions; develop and
implement methodologies and tools to enable effective execution of logistics plans;
formulate mission specific standard operating procedures; prepare contingency plans
and logistics preparedness reviews.
3. Provide expert medium- and long-term planning capacity for logistics support to
new, sustaining, expanding, contracting and liquidating peacekeeping operations and
other field missions.
4. Monitor, assess and keep senior management informed of the quality, efficiency,
effectiveness and timeliness of logistics operations in field missions; interpret and
analyze periodic management reports to include verification reports and other relevant
information contained in the department's information management applications;
identify issues requiring UNHQ intervention and recommend appropriate action;
follow up on decisions taken.
5. Receive and analyze requests for logistics support; coordinate support activity with
responsible subsidiary organ(s) of the Division; monitor delivery of goods and/or
services to field missions and exercise quality control.
6. Coordinate the Division's logistics planning activities in connection with one or more
supported field operations; prepare the Division's support plans for new, evolving,
established or liquidating missions.
7. Coordinate the Division's review of mission support plans and liquidation plans
prepared by supported field operations, together with associated cost estimates and
asset disposal plans; and follow up on decisions taken.
8. Provide logistics advice in select working groups, task forces and external meetings;
establish and maintain effective liaison with other units within the Secretariat as well as
Permanent Missions of Member States. Actively participate in negotiations with
concerned member states on MOUs and LOAs.
9. Manage assigned projects to achieve required goals, objectives and milestones; as
required, form and direct multifunctional working groups. Participate in visits to
geographic areas of logistics operational interest and existing field operations, and predeployment inspection visits to troop contributing countries.
10. Collect, collate, analyse and archive logistics support-relevant information from all
relevant sources. Based on the information collected, prepare technical reports, briefings
and presentations to senior management as well as external partners.
Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics operations and practices. 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
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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration,
public administration, engineering, law, supply chain management, logistics
operations/management or other related area. A first-level university degree in
combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu
of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in land or air
transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or
related area is required. Experience in planning, coordinating and/or managing
multifunctional logistics support operations is desirable. Logistics planning experience
in a field environment is desirable. Experience within the context of a humanitarian
relief, military, emergency management, peacekeeping or disaster relief operation is
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the
post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
HOW TO APPLY
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).
This is an online recruitment process, applications are pre-screened by the system
according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the
information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job
opening, applicants must provide information pertaining to their qualifications,
including their education, and work experience. Each applicant must bear in mind that
submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant
ineligible for consideration for the job opening
Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subjected to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application. Interested and
qualified applicants should send their detailed Resumes/Cvs
to email@example.com on or before 31st of May 2020.
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