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Logistics Officer, Job at United Nations - Career Opportunity in Uganda
United Nations 5 Days Ago
Job Category: Logistics/ Transportation/ Procurements
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 12 April 2021
Duty Station: Entebbe
Posted: 07-04-2021
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 07-04-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 07-04-2065
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Logistics Officer,

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Transportation & Logistics ]

Jobs at:

United Nations

Deadline of this Job:
12 April 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Entebbe , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 07, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Posting Title: Logistics Officer, FS6 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: Department of Operational Support
Duty Station: ENTEBBE
Posting Period: 05 April 2021 - 12 April 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Logistics and Supply Chain-DOS-145814-J-Entebbe (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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

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. .

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.

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.

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.
English is the working languages of the United Nations Missions. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
• This position is temporarily available until 31 December 2021, with a possibility of extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
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.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
High School


Job application procedure
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.

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