United Nations Department of Operational Support Logistics Officer Jobs in Uganda

United Nations Department of Operational Support Logistics Officer Jobs in Uganda


Org. Setting and Reporting

  • This position is located in the Transportation and Movement Integrated Coordination Centre, at the Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) in Entebbe, Uganda,
    within the Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM), Department of Operational Support (DOS).

  • The Department of Operational Support was established to provide operational advisory services to client entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices away from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions. The Office of Supply Chain Management includes the Office of the Assistant Secretary -General for Supply Chain Management, Logistics Division, Procurement Division, Uniformed Capabilities Support Division, Global Service Center, the Enabling and Outreach Service and the Umoja Coordination Service.

  • The Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda (RSCE), was established in July 2010, following the adoption of General Assembly resolution 64/269.

  • The Centre provides efficient, client-oriented and scalable services with the goal of moving transactional, non-location dependent administrative functions to the Centre from its client entities. This includes transactional elements of human resources, finance, multimodal movement and control, personnel and cargo transport and information and communications technology (ICT) support. In addition to these services, the Office of the Chief RSCE and support offices through the Deputy Chief RSCE provides overall guidance on the operations of the RSCE including strategic planning, communication, budgeting, human resources management
    property management, quality assurance and business intelligence, conference services, record keeping and archive management, and audit response and risk management. For more information, please visit https://rsce.unmissions.org.

  • The Transportation and Movement Integrated Coordination Centre (TMICC) was established to provide consolidation, integration, coordination and optimization in transportation and movements solutions of personnel and cargo to and between UN field missions, using all available transportation means and working in close collaboration with client missions and other stakeholders.

  • The incumbent reports to the Chief, Air Transport Services, Logistics Division in New York or designated official.

    Responsibilities

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

    • Coordinate cross cutting support issues across various sections/services on behalf of theTMICC;

    • Prepare logistics and support plans, deployment timelines and budget requirements for planned or new operations;

    • Develop and reviews logistical plans for existing operations, to incorporate any changes in mission mandate or downsizing;

    • Develop logistics contingency plans to deal with emergent situations that may result from natural or man-made crisis situations;

    • Develop and implement methodologies and tools to enable effective execution of logistic plans;

    • Manage logistics operations, including, material and personnel;

    • Coordinate logistics activities with procurement, finance, humanitarian affairs and other substantive units;

    • Develop and implement logistics support policy, formulate SOPs to the common benefit of all mission units;

    • Prepare logistics reports based on accurate and up-to-date information and data received from all relevant counterparts and distribute them according to requirements;

    • Participate in visits to geographical areas of interest; prepare technical reports and briefings;

    • Identify, plan and manage special logistics operations;

    • Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained;

    • Maintain an overall understanding of logistics capability available in the East African Region, including those of other UN Agencies/organizations and NGOs;

    • Guide and supervise the work of new/junior logistics officers or staff; Ensure
    that supervised staff members are adequately trained and cross-trained;

    • Identify additional training needs to achieve high working standards;

  • Assume responsibilities of certifying officer upon request;

    • Perform other related tasks as required.

    Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics operations and practices. Ability to provide and coordinate technical and procedural advice in a broad range of logistics areas. Ability to coordinate inputs with other stakeholders to prepare written reports and communications. Knowledge of UN financial rules and regulations. 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.

  • 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.

    Education

  • High school or equivalent diploma or equivalent is required. Certification/diploma or training in a logistics related discipline, such as International Road Transport Operations, Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain Management or other relevant fields is required.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in Transportation and Movement Control of goods and services, logistic management, supply chain management or related field with at least three (3) years of supervisory experience on a position directly related to the coordination of complex logistic operations in the international environment is required.

  • Experience in the use of International Air Transport Association (IATA) and/or International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules and procedures for the transportation of dangerous goods is desirable.

  • Experience in quality management is desirable.

  • Experience working in or in support of a United Nations common system field presence (inclusive of peacekeeping operations, special political missions, agencies funds and programmes), or other similar international organization is desirable.

    Languages

  • English is the working languages of the United Nations Missions. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Department of Operational Support Logistics Officer Jobs in Uganda



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