United Nations Support Office in Somalia Logistics Officer Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Support Office in Somalia Logistics Officer Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Centralized Warehouse Section (CWS) within United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), and based in Mogadishu. The Logistics Officer reports directly to the Chief of the Centralized Warehouse section.


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


  • Participates in or leads technical survey missions and verification missions to sector warehouses.

  • Plans, establishes and directs a fully integrated, warehouse operations center in accordance with existing UN directives; provides effective management and successful coordination of warehouse support activities of multi-national civilian, military and inter-departmental staff.

  • Plans and co-ordinates warehouse support to new, sustaining, expanding, contracting and liquidating operations in the mission.

  • Provides effective and timely planning, oversight, management and coordination of warehouse support operations.

  • Integrates and monitors the implementation of warehouse support plans in the mission.

  • Liaises between the Missions and Headquarters staff on warehouse matters and coordinates day-to-day support of warehouse operations.

  • Under the Chief of CWS, acts as Head of the Mission Logistics Base (MLB) in Mogadishu.


  • Develops operations process documentation for mission warehouse support.

  • Ensures that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs.

  • May coordinate and direct a team of staff and/or mentor and supervise the work of new/junior officers.

  • Officiates as Deputy Chief of Centralized Warehouse Section when required.

  • Performs other duties as directed/required.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge of the Organization’s rules and regulations as they apply to integrated mission support and information management services in the field. Ability to identify the requirements and develop policies, procedures and guidelines for the management of logistics. Ability to integrate knowledge with broader strategic, policy and operational objectives and to identify administrative implications that may arise. Analytical and evaluative skills and ability to identify issues, formulate opinions,
    make conclusions and recommendations.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of twelve (12) years of progressively responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations in military, commercial or international organizations, or related area is required. The minimum years are reduced to 7 years for candidates who possess a first level university degree.


  • English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (oral and written) is required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Support Office in Somalia Logistics Officer Jobs in Kenya

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