UN Jobs – Supply Chain Management Specialist (Logistics/Assets) – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


Job Title:    Supply Chain Management
Specialist (Logistics/Assets)

Organisation: United
Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Vacancy Code: VA/2020/B5001/20424

Reports to: Head of Support Services (HoSS)


About UNOPS:

United Nations
Office for Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission is to expand the capacity of the
UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and
development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the
world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy
partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality,
speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international
financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes
significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.


Job Summary:  Under the direct supervision of the Head of
Support Services (HoSS) and in collaboration with the Procurement Officer, the
Supply Chain Management Specialist (SCMS) will be responsible for effective delivery
of assets management, logistics in order to obtain the best value for money.
The incumbent will be required to travel frequently to provide support to all
the projects supported by  ESO currently
these include but are not limited to MONUSCO (DRC), UNMISS (South Sudan and
UNISFA (South Sudan) within the Mission’s Area of Operation (AoO). g.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Logistics and
Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE)

logistics plan and to improve the business performance in terms of efficiency,
profitability, management, structure and strategy.

quantitative and qualitative analysis to improve the overall supply chain and
logistics strategy and operations in order to maximize the process efficiency
and productivity.

and implement a comprehensive and streamlined logistics system that operates in
accordance with ESO Logistics procedures. Contribute to the supply chain
efficiency by providing technical support to other departments, particularly
for shipping of goods and cargo movements.

and monitor the implementation of the health, safety, social and environmental
plans in line with UNOPS policies.  Raise
awareness on health and safety issues among project staff, contractors and
other stakeholders. Carries out analysis on incidents for identifying
improvement plans and strategies.

with partners, project teams, suppliers and transport companies to ensure a
complete supply chain process.

Assets Management
and Warehousing

the existing asset management and accounting system for all UNOPS managed
equipment and properties in accordance with UNOPS asset management policy and
UNOPS PSC Asset Management SOP.

databases of assets and inventory  are up
to date on the quantity, quality, serviceability, and location of relevant

that each project team prepares/maintains and updates on the project inventory
list as well as certifies the physical check/working conditions of all project
equipment. Support projects with project disposals as required both
administratively and physically.

and manages receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations. Keep track of
quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times and efficiency. Plan and
oversee the movement of cargo in and out the warehouse to the regional

that the office premises are maintained and necessary repairs and maintenance
are carried out in a timely and safely manner.

Transport and Fleet

the office vehicles and transportation service to ensure punctual
transportation service is provided to the staff, UNOPS visitors and high
officials on mission.

analysis and identify improvements of fleet management to ensure optimal
utilization, availability, fuel consumption and maintenance.

any other duties as and when assigned by the supervisor.


and organize training for logistics personnel on proper management and record
keeping in the areas of warehouse management, logistics, fleet management and
facility management.

of lessons learnt and best practices in logistics and assets management.

contributions to knowledge networks and focus on the capacity building of the
regional logistics teams.


Impact of Results:

The key
results have an impact on the overall efficiency of the logistics and assets
management and success in introduction and implementation of operational
strategies. Strategic approach to logistics management, effective and efficient
support, and timely and appropriate delivery of services ensure client
satisfaction and overall effective delivery of UNOPS programmes and projects.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Supply Chain Management Specialist (Logistics/Assets) job opportunity should
hold an advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) with a
minimum of 5 years of relevant experience OR a 
level University Degree (Bachelor’s degree equivalent) with a minimum of 7 years
of relevant experience is required.

experience is defined as experience in supply chain management, logistics or
asset management.

with an Inventory Database/Software or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
system is desired.

with G-Suite is desired.

Fluency in English (reading,
writing and speaking) is required. Knowledge of French is desired.


How to Apply:

If interested in
joining the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 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.




Deadline: 13th December 2020


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