Chief, Supply Chain Management UN Careers – United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Job Title:          Chief, Supply Chain Management
Organization: United Nations
Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number: 65498
Reports to: Director of
Mission Support
About US:
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.
Job Summary: The Chief,
Supply Chain Management is mainly responsible for the overall management of the
supply chain which includes planning, guidance and coordination of all supply
chain areas. These integrated supply chain areas include planning and execution
including guidance and policy of acquisitions, procurement, warehousing, asset
and inventory management, transportation and freight planning (air, land, sea),
expediting movement and tracking distribution.
Key Duties and
Within the
delegated authority, the Chief Supply Chain Management will be responsible for
the following functions:
Actively participates in the mission planning
process throughout the mission life cycle, with particular attention to supply
chain areas and contributes to an integrated approach and consistency in the
implementation and operationalization of the integrated supply chain within the
The incumbent initiates the development and
implementation of the supply chain work plan, including supply chain forecasts,
priorities and anticipated requirements. Implements policies and procedures to
facilitate achieving work plan goals.
Ensures coordination and monitoring of overall
programmes for the supply chain activities of the mission and takes the lead in
consolidating the required human and financial resources for the service delivery.
The jobholder develops and implements a service
optimization programme to promote continuous improvement in the quality and
delivery of supply chain activities to missions’ clients. This will include a
regular review of critical and key supply chain processes to identify and
resolve bottlenecks, delays and inefficiencies, including the establishment of
relevant supply chain performance indicators which provide data and analysis
for the review of senior management.
Ensures that all processes and systems in place
are relevant and cost effective. Ensures, thorough collaboration with all
stakeholders, the implementation of the Global Field Support Strategy, in
particular the management of a supply chain that is client-oriented, responsive
and allows for efficiencies wherever possible.
Establishes priorities and sets management
performance goals for staff.
The jobholder recommends and coordinates
training programs for supply chain staff. Actively engages in management
performance duties and ensures the provision of management, guidance,
development, training, constructive feedback and performance evaluation and
appraisal, and administrative support and other management functions to staff
in the areas of his/her responsibility.
Maintains good order and discipline of staff
under his/her overall supervision. Develop initiatives to promote the welfare
and well-being of supply chain staff.
Budget and Finance:
Ensures that the supply chain budget, human
resources, and assets are optimally budgeted and allocated to support effective
and cost efficient supply chain services across all mission components, and
provides advice to any re-prioritization of resources during the budget period,
in line with priorities that support effective mandate implementation.
The incumbent establishes a set of robust
policies, procedures, practices, standards and tools for the management of the
supply chain that are consistent with UN regulations, rules, policies and
practice in order to ensure proper budget, accounting, procurement, financial,
assets and human resources management and control of supply chain expenditures.
Chair or be a member of field mission
administrative and financial bodies, assume responsibilities of a certifying
officer the missions’ supply chain budget.
Provides strategic advice to the DMS on the
necessary managerial, logistical and administrative support required to fully
implement the integrated supply chain.
Maintains active communication with UN
headquarters and the global and regional service centers supporting the mission
in relation to supply chain management activities.
Actively engages with civilian, police and
military components within the mission to ensure coordinated, high quality
supply chain support in accordance with their operational requirements.
Provides effective management of human, financial and material resources of the
supply chain.
Liaises, negotiates and coordinates with
national authorities with respect to supply chain matters. Provides guidance,
support and supervision to senior administrative and logistics support staff
within the supply chain service as well as audit and evaluation services, as
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
MONUSCO Chief Supply Chain Management career placement should hold an advanced
university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in supply chain management,
business administration/ management, or related field. A first-level university
degree in any of these fields, in combination with two additional years of
qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university
At least fifteen years of progressively
responsible experience managing supply chain operations is required.
Previous management experience and technical
leadership skills in a complex environment is required.
Significant experience in managing supply
chain/logistics operations in an international environment is required.
Prior exposure and experience in evaluation of
performance data, forecasting requirements, inventory and quality control,
freight management and knowledge of UN rules and regulations is desirable.
Previous experience in managing highly complex
operations in a conflict or post-conflict environment is desirable.
Languages: Fluency (oral and
written) in English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Knowledge of and
exposure to a range of Supply Chain Management issues, including approaches and
techniques to address and advise on highly sensitive and complex problems.
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.
Communication: Speaks and writes
clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from
others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits
interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and
format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and
keeping people informed.
Accountability: Takes ownership of
all responsibilities and honors commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has
responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in
compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Supports subordinates,
provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; Takes
personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work
unit, where applicable.
Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; Empowers others to
translate vision into results Is proactive in developing strategies to
accomplish objectives; Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad
range of people to understand needs and gain support; Anticipates and resolves
conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; Drives for change and
improvement; does not accept the status quo; Shows the courage to take
unpopular stands; Provides leadership and takes responsibility for
incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women
and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and
commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
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;
Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises
performance fairly.
NB: 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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of
the Congo (MONUSCO) in the aforementioned capacity should express their
interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 15th
September 2016
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