UN Logistics Officer Jobs – United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Job Title:    Logistics Officer
Organization: United Nations
Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job Opening Number:
17-Logistics and Supply Chain-FMADPKO-74802-F-Entebbe (M)
Job Grade: P3
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Within delegated authority, the Logistics Officer will be responsible for
the following duties:
  • Prepares logistics and support plans,
    deployment timelines and budget requirements for ongoing Military and
    Police deployments and redeployments and other Mission support activities.
    Develops contingency plans for drawdown and liquidation of the mission.
  • Ensures overall coordination and effective
    implementation of all logistics supports that will be provided not only to
    MONUSCO but to other client missions of ESB in accordance with the UN
    regulations & rules, policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements methodologies and
    tools to enable effective execution of logistic plans. Formulates mission
    specific Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Manages logistics operations including
    management of logistics assets, materiel, and support projects. Ensures
    timely, accountable and cost-effective delivery of support service to all
    Mission components.
  • The incumbent ensures that supervised
    staff are adequately trained, cross trained; identifies additional
    training needs to achieve high working standards.
  • Coordinates and provides logistics support
    to ongoing air, land, sea, or rail operations in a field mission.
  • Ensures that logistics requirements take
    account of gender-specific needs.
  • Coordinates logistics activities with
    sections under SCM, SD and other substantive units. Develops and
    implements the Mission’s logistics support policy, procedures and
    methodologies to the common benefit of all functional units.
  • Prepares and submit reports on personnel
    and materiel movements and other operational logistics issues.
  • Actively participates in technical survey
    missions and verification missions to troop contributing countries
  • Identifies plans and manages special
    logistics operations.
  • Ensures that accurate and complete
    accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and
    that all relevant records are maintained.
  • Prepares contingency plans and logistics
    preparedness reviews.
  • Coordinates logistics operations with other
    UN agencies, military, UNPOL/FPUs and other organisations in the Mission.
  • Guides and supervises new/junior staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    MONUSCO Logistics Officer job opportunity should hold an advanced
    university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business
    administration, public administration, engineering, law or other relevant
    field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional
    years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced
    university degree.
  • At least five years of progressively
    responsible experience in land or air transport, logistics operations in
    military, commercial or international organizations, or related area is
    required. Experience in international operations in a post conflict
    environment is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in English
    is required.
Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Knowledge of
    logistics operations and practices. 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 & 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
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of
the Congo (MONUSCO) should express their interest by visiting the UN
recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 1st March,

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