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 Chief of Unit, Logistics

Chief of Unit, Logistics

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  • Posted date
    10/7/2020
  • DeadLine
    10/19/2020
  • Job Cateogry
    Logistic
  • Location
    Sana'a


Job Description وصف الوظيفة

Chief of Unit, Logistics

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Posting Title: CHIEF OF UNIT, LOGISTICS, P4

Job Code Title: CHIEF OF UNIT, LOGISTICS

Department/Office: Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Yemen

Duty Station: SANA'A

Posting Period: 05 October 2020 - 19 October 2020

Job Opening Number: 20-Logistics and Supply Chain-SESG-YEMEN-142163-F-Sana'a (M)

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

Organisational Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the headquarters of the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESG-Yemen) in Sana'a. Responsibilities will cover the operations of this Mission and of the United Nations Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) in Jordan and in Yemen. The Chief of Unit, Logistics Officer will report to the Chief of Mission Support.

Responsibilities المهام الوظيفية

    Within the limits of delegated authority, the Chief of Unit, Logistics Officer will be responsible for performing the following duties:

    • Exercises managerial and supervisory control over all logistics support required by the missions, which are medium size operations;
    • Develops, prepares, coordinates and monitors overall logistic support plans including logistics forecasting, supply schedules, priorities or requirements, and resolution of urgent operational needs;
    • Ensures adequate logistics support to, Mission Support, Security and Substantive components of the mission, and considers and approves cooperation and provision of logistics support to other UN AFPs operating in the mission area if required;
    • Supervises the preparation and execution of Unit budgets;
    • Monitors and coordinates all multifunctional logistic requirements between UN HQ and the mission;
    • Assists the Chief Mission Support in the development of guidance and procedures for logistics support;
    • Acts as the principal liaison between the mission and Headquarters staff for logistics matters and coordinates day to day support of logistics operations;
    • Briefs the officials of Mission Support on a daily basis on the ongoing logistics operations;
    • Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs;
    • Advises senior management on logistics operations, structures and staffing levels to ensure that they are at all times adequate to meet the requirements of the logistics strategy;
    • Leads logistics reconnaissance missions to various locations in the field in order to monitor the logistics support requirements and possible improvements;
    • Organizes and chairs logistics meetings;
    • Develops a training program for logistics staff in coordination with the various administration sections;
    • Manages all logistics staff assigned to him/her throughout the mission area. Evaluates staff performance, interviews/evaluates candidates for job openings;
    • Assumes responsibilities of certifying officer when nominated;
    • Performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications & Experience المؤهلات والخبرات

    Competencies

    Professionalism: Demonstrated 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.

    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 client.

    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.

    Judgement/ decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision; Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.

    Education

    An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in logistics, business administration, management, engineering, or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organization, or related areas is required.

    Experience managing logistics operations over multiple duty stations is desirable.

    Experience in the Middle East region is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

    Assessment

    Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

    Special Notice

    This 'Recruit from Roster' job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

    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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Founded in 1945, the United Nations (UN) is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the UN is guided by the purposes and principles contained in its Founding Charter. The United Nations has been supporting Yemen for 60 years and is working on development, humanitarian and political issues. 

To know more about the various UN entities active in Yemen: Who we are, what we do, where we work, as well as how you can get in touch with us, visit UN in Yemen website.

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