UN Jobs – Logistics Assistant at United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Title:      Logistics Assistant
Organisation: United Nations Organisation
Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
Entebbe, Uganda
Logistics Officer
Following the signing of
the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999 between the Democratic Republic of
the Congo (DRC) and five regional States (Angola, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda and
Zimbabwe) in July 1999, the Security Council established the United Nations
Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by its
resolution 1279 of 30 November 1999, initially to plan for the observation of
the ceasefire and disengagement of forces and maintain liaison with all parties
to the Ceasefire Agreement. Later in a series of resolutions, the Council expanded
the mandate of MONUC to the supervision of the implementation of the Ceasefire
Agreement and assigned multiple related additional tasks.
Duties and Responsibilities:
delegated authority the Logistics Assistant will be responsible for the following
  • Assist
    in providing logistics support to on-going air, land and sea operations in
    the AoR;
  • The
    incumbent will offer support in identifying, mobilizing resources,
    implementing and reporting on special logistics operations;
  • Assist
    in ensuring that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal
    control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are
  • Receive
    and analyze transportation requirements from each client, develop
    practicable methods that will provide solutions to address their needs and
    coordinate implementation.
  • Offer
    support in the preparation of reports based on logistics requirements and
    distribute them to relevant stake holders and liaise with other Units on
    logistics matters such as Supply, Transport, CITS, Movcon, Air Operations,
    Property Management/COE.
  • Act
    as a focal point in the preparation of the logistics plans and cost
  • Work
    closely with Military Contingents, FPU, UNPOL and substantive personnel at
    the esb level, review plans and operational requirements to deliver
    requisite resources in a timely and cost effective manner. Participate in
    the military / police planning process in ESB to provide timely advice and
    technical input in terms of providing logistics support in accordance with
    the approved MOU of the military / police contingents, UN regulations
    & rules, policies and procedures.
  • Be
    aware of all logistics needs and equipment maintenance in each location in
    the mission and coordinate the re-supply/maintenance.
  • Receive
    and analyze transportation requirements, develop practicable methods to
    satisfy them and coordinate implementation.
  • Carry
    out reconnaissance to identify suitable locations for working and living
    premises and provide sufficient information to procurement staff for
    subsequent rental action.
  • Analyze
    contingent owned equipment (COE) memorandums of understanding (MOUs) and
    determine reporting requirements.
  • Supports
    the MSC Entebbe Office Log Ops Supervisor in identifying the continued
    requirement for leasing and occupation of premises including renewals of
    leases, in accordance to established Mission priorities.
  • Prepare
    training activities for subordinates to improve their technical competencies
  • Coordinate
    a training curriculum based on mission standards and requirements, conduct
    demonstrations, workshops and seminars on logistics operations.
  • Manage
    a unit and supervise assigned staff.
  • Perform
    other duties as required by the United Nations MONUSCO Logistics Officer
    or his / her designate.
Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations MONUSCO Logistics Assistant job
    placement should possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Technical
    certification/diploma or other supplemental academic qualification or
    training in the field of logistics, supply chain management and/ or
    engineering is desirable.
  • At
    least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience of practical
    field logistics operations. Previous experience in a large UN Peace
    Keeping Operations is desirable.
  • Languages:
    Fluency in
    English (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is an
  • Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics operations
    and/or related fields. Ability to analyze data. 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 team shortcomings.
  • Planning&

    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
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.
to Apply:
If interested in joining
the United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in the aforementioned capacity, please click on
link below to visit website and create profile or express interest if you
already have a profile on the UN system
17th August 2016
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